Opinion

  • St. Clair the right choice for Congress

    Dear Editor: I am writing in support of Lucas St. Clair, who I hope will be chosen to run against Bruce Poliquin for Maine’s Second District seat. From what I have seen and heard from Lucas, he will be a dedicated and tireless worker for Maine, who is not interested in self-aggrandizement. Though he is

  • For love of country

    The meaning of a holiday can get lost in its trappings — decorations, days off, family dinners. Such can be the case with Memorial Day, a day that in Maine has the added distinction of being the unofficial start to the summer tourist season. Open the I-95 floodgates: They’re coming. What Memorial Day is supposed

  • MRC’s mission has not changed

    By Chip Reeves When the Municipal Review Committee was formed in 1991, its mission was clear: to seek out affordable and environmentally sound ways for Maine communities to dispose of their solid waste for the long term. That same mission remains clear today. Our goal as a nonprofit representing 115 cities and towns in Maine

  • Putting our House in order

    The second regular session of the 128th Maine Legislature convened Jan. 3 and adjourned, unceremoniously, May 2 — two weeks past its statutory adjournment date of April 18. In 15 weeks of committee meetings and hearings, the Legislature fiddled with hundreds of non-emergency bills, while deferring action on the critical legislation affecting the majority of

  • Source unknown

    When President Trump claims that reports in the New York Times, CNN and elsewhere are “fake news,” his declaration is rarely met with universal concurrence. “Inconvenient news” might be closer to the mark. The President is on firmer ground when he criticizes reporters’ use of unnamed sources. News stories developed from “sources familiar with the

  • ARISE: Saving some, inspiring all

    By Fred Hastings ARISE held its monthly potluck supper on April 16 at Machias Christian Fellowship, the sponsoring church of the treatment program that has achieved noteworthy success in helping young people from Maine and the Northeast afflicted with drug addiction. While many drug and alcohol treatment programs are clinical-based, this one is strictly grassroots

  • Don’t ignore that little cough

    Dear Editor: November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. I intended to write then. January is Radon Awareness Month. I planned to write then. Radon, second leading cause of lung cancer. In March, I did write. Now I write again because over 86,000 Americans have died of lung cancer since November. Lung cancer, the deadliest cancer,

  • Golden shines amid cloud of dark money

    Dear Editor: I was disappointed to read about the withdrawal of Jonathan Fulford from the 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary. I would have liked to see his reaction to the dark money ad presently being shown in the district on the local TV stations. It shows Lucas St. Clair and a young family. The message

  • Thank you for supporting junior firefighters

    Dear Editor: The members and advisers of the Southwest Harbor Fire Department Junior Firefighters would like to thank everyone who supported their recent pancake dinner. Thank you to all those who attended and gave so generously. We also want to thank the following people and businesses who donated food, raffle prizes or time: Acadia Fuel;