Letters to the editor

  • A question of freedom

    Dear Editor: My mother and father both were fortunate enough to pass away in their home. My dad was the oldest of 11 siblings and everyone pitched in to take care of each other as they grew older. I’m nearly 80 myself now and, apart from a lot of arthritis, I’m doing alright, but I

  • A terrific night at the Criterion

    Dear Editor: On Sept. 6, the band River Whyless played a wonderful high-energy and heartfelt show at the Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor. Though it was an hour away from Gouldsboro, the night still amounted to a hometown show for Sumner graduate Ryan O’Keefe, who now lives in Asheville, N.C., along with his bandmates. The

  • Pebworth has the right stuff for Augusta

    Dear Editor: There are several good reasons to vote for District 133 Democratic candidate Sarah Pebworth. She has been a familiar face in our area for over a decade as a concerned, involved, active and knowledgeable member of our community. Anyone who has managed a hotel knows that an innkeeper needs great business sense, financial

  • A refreshing change from the daily drama

    Dear Editor: During these times of political chaos and partisanship I sometimes feel the need to distance myself from the daily drama and discord playing out on the national level. Lately I have found comfort and hope in what I observe happening on the local level right here in our corner of Maine, where neighbors

  • Green planning momentum powered by strong community engagement

    As part of the Ellsworth Green Planning process, the recent lively and well-attended forum on Sustainable Development focused attention on key aspects of the emerging plan as well as the significant level of public engagement. Launched in January 2017, this citizens’ initiative is creating a phased plan to make Ellsworth ‘a model green community.’  Nineteen

  • Faulkingham brings perspective, commitment

    Dear Editor: Most people know William Billy Bob Faulkingham as a local lobster fisherman, father and veteran. I was pleased to hear he is running to serve residents of House District 136 in the state Legislature because he has the perspective and commitment to stand up for our part of Maine. Tax relief, especially for

  • Kudos to Collins

    Dear Editor: At a time when heroes are increasingly defined by their defilement of democratic niceties, it is rewarding to observe the rise of Sen. Susan Collins claiming her place within the column of those who truly deserve the bestowment of this title. Refusing to bow to pressures, threats, bullying, obscene slogans and occupying protesters

  • Malaby a rare breed

    Dear Editor: Richard Malaby is a rare legislator. Term limited from the House, he is running for the open Hancock County seat in the Senate. Richard is owner and chef of the Crocker House in Hancock with a BS from Michigan and a master’s degree from Michigan State. He is running without public funding. Richard

  • Pebworth will be an effective legislator

    Dear Editor: Sarah Pebworth is the model for a citizen legislator. As a longtime resident of Blue Hill and the former owner of the Blue Hill Inn, Sarah is a Clean Election candidate who will be a great legislator. She is deeply familiar with those she will represent in the Maine Legislature: Blue Hill. Brooklin,

  • School safety a priority for Hutchins

    Dear Editor: I write this letter in support of Sherman Hutchins, who is a candidate for state representative for House District 131, which comprises the towns of Dedham, Otis, Orland, Penobscot, Stockton Springs, and Verona Island. Sherm has been a longtime resident of Penobscot. He previously served in the 114th Maine Legislature. Sherm has always