Opinion

  • Enough is enough

    Dear Editor: My name is Lynn Arnold and I live on Turkey Farm Road in Blue Hill. This is my letter in response to last week’s article in your paper. I am a single senior who moved back to this area a year ago December from living 20 years inland. I bought a small ranch

  • More harm than good

    Dear Editor: Better COVID-19 policies are needed. Why? Existing policies harm more people than does COVID-19. Victims include school-age children and working-age people. School closures, remote learning and part-time in-class instruction retard K-12 students’ academic progress. They also worsen the emotional distress characteristic of teens and young adults. Inflicting such harm on Maine’s 200,000-plus students

  • Welcome back Carter

    By Michael Hall I bought a new Toyota pickup truck in 1977 for $4,000. I totaled it four years later while on the way home from a friend’s wedding reception. The insurance adjuster gave me $4,000 to settle the claim. In four years, the purchase price of a new vehicle had doubled. Those were the

  • Bipartisanship can be deadly

    Dear Editor: Governor Mills kept Maine’s infection and death rates among the very lowest in the country. Her amazing performance puts her in the top tier of world leaders who amassed miraculous records in fighting the pandemic. And Governor Mills’ re-election is two years away and there’s plenty of time to tout that record. But

  • Anger and confusion

    Dear Editor: Over the past year I have read many passionately hateful “Letters to the Editor.” Apparently, following your heart includes being hateful. My confession: I was a liberal, progressive, Public Radio addict. But during the election I was left feeling uninformed — even deceived — by my regular source of news. I felt the

  • An opportunity for Trenton

    Dear Editor: The Trenton petition offers an opportunity for voters to learn what, if anything, can be done about the ever-rising education budget. It does not predict gloom and doom for our children’s education. The education budget, however, may predict gloom and doom for Trenton. It simply asks that a committee be established to draft

  • A very important vote

    Dear Editor: Those of us who live in Maine may not be aware that other states do not offer Maine’s protection against discrimination in employment, education, credit, jury service, housing and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. That is why it is important for Sens. Collins and King to support

  • Transparency vs. saving our children

    Dear Editor: I am writing as a parent and as an individual Ellsworth city councilor, not a member of the “gang.” Instead of focusing on transparency, I am going to focus on the REAL issue — saving our children. All kids need to be back in school five days a week as soon as the

  • A promise kept

    It’s a hard time to be a rural hospital, but last week Northern Light Health sent a strong message about its commitment to Hancock County: Blue Hill Hospital is here to stay. Not only that, but it is getting an extreme makeover. Officials plan to break ground on a new, smaller building next year. The

  • Biden and China

    “On my watch … [China will not reach its goal] … to become the leading country in the world, the wealthiest country in the world and the most powerful country in the world.” — President Biden Future historians may well consider President Biden’s comments last week on China as a pivotal moment in the history

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