Letters to the editor

  • Trump’s roll call of shame

    Dear Editor: Here are 13 things President Trump has done or not done since 2017: Trump’s Justice Department filed March 25, 2019, to strike down the Affordable Care Act, leaving 11.4 million uncovered and 52 million with pre-existing conditions. No Trump action on crumbling infrastructure. Economy slowing — recession predicted by economists. Housing starts down

  • Questions that won’t go away

    Dear Editor: There is no criminal evidence of conspiracy with the Russians. But why all the lies, omissions and half-truths on Russian contacts? Why did Trump defer to Putin after Mueller’s indictments against 25 Russians who interfered with our 2016 presidential election? These questions still trouble me. A complete exoneration of collusion and obstruction as

  • Thanks for helping celebrate the city

    Dear Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who joined us for last week’s Ellsworth Open House. The businesses and organizations present at the event generously provided their time, donated door prizes and welcome bag materials and helped with promotion. Thank you: City Hall, Cub Scouts, Downeast Senior College, Ellsworth Adult

  • The fix was in on transmission line

    Dear Editor: Governor Janet Mills and the Legislature are heading toward expropriation of CMP’s (Avangrid) 145-mile transmission line from Hydro-Quebec to Lewiston. During a six-hour CMP stipulation hearing before the PUC, not one intervener asked the commissioners about this, yet the Governor had categorically stated on March 1, “Importantly, the stipulation creates a new special

  • Break up with bacon

    Dear Editor: I was invited to and attended a “Community Council Breakfast” on Monday, March 18, sponsored by and held at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital. Its purpose was to update those attending on health care from a legislative angle, both state and federal. Being the health and nutrition-conscious person that I am, I was

  • A dangerous piece of propaganda

    Dear Editor: Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s commentary “Leftist indoctrination in the classroom” published in the Feb. 28 Ellsworth American was nothing more than a propaganda piece to promote Rep. Lockman’s right-wing conspiracy theory that public school teachers are poisoning young people with “anti-Christian,” “leftist” ideology. In his commentary, Mr. Lockman slanders public school educators and administrators

  • Graham Lake environmental issues

    Dear Editor: I am a year-round Ellsworth resident who has owned shorefront property on Graham Lake since 1997. When the water level in Graham Lake is high, the lake color becomes chocolate brown from the silt caused by shoreline erosion. Since the lake is shallow, when the water level is low the shoreline becomes mud

  • Radical plan is not a bad thing

    Dear Editor: While the “Green New Deal” proposal by newly elected junior Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) may seem radical to some, even socialist by others, we need to keep in mind that this is the wish list of young, idealistic citizens of the next generation. These are the ones who will have to live with

  • To hauling

    Dear Editor: The clock says it’s morning, the sky says it’s night, and my wife says feed the dog on the way out. Patting her generous rump as I pull the quilt back over her she mumbles something and pulls the covers tighter. She doesn’t get up with me like she did in the early