Opinion

  • Vote for Veronica

    Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to endorse House candidate Veronica Magnan for the House Seat 131 representing Dedham, Otis, Orland, Penobscot, Prospect, Stockton Springs and Verona Island.

  • Question 5 will help economy

    Dear Editor: Last month, Great Northern Paper filed for bankruptcy, taking with it dozens of Old Economy jobs and a $20 million unsecured loan provided by taxpayers. A month later, up the road in Bucksport, Verso Paper announced it was shutting down, removing another 570 jobs from Maine’s payroll.

  • Senator Langley is one of us

    Dear Editor: I intend to vote for Senator Brian Langley on Nov. 4, and let me offer why I feel so strongly about Senator Langley. He lives and works in our community and enjoys a fine reputation far and wide. I have, on occasion, dined at his restaurant in Ellsworth, where he and his wife, Jane, have often made time for a few words with me.

  • The world is with us

    The Ebola crisis has become a textbook illustration of a defining characteristic of our time — the globalization of nearly everything. A couple of centuries ago, an event like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa would have been a news story in Europe and North America, but little more than that. It would have been

  • Who do we want to send to Augusta?

    Finally, debates. What was all the fuss about? The three gubernatorial candidates performed as expected. Maybe better. So are we disappointed? Just a touch. Debates are not unlike hockey; we go for the game but we are secretly hoping for a fight. So far the debates have been civil. There was not much new from

  • Congress and war

    Are circumstances in the Middle East better now than they were prior to our declaration of a “war on terror” and subsequent U.S. military invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan? Has the sacrifice made by thousands upon thousands of U.S. military personnel and their families, and the squandering of trillions of dollars that never were included

  • Take a stand on domestic violence

    Dear Editor: Domestic violence. You can’t open the newspaper, turn on the radio or go online these days without encountering a story about spousal, partner or child abuse. The story may be the featured “lead” story or could be in the entertainment or sports sections, or the commentary.

  • Some thoughts on Question 1

    Dear Editor: My father was an avid meat hunter for 50-plus years until his untimely death in 2001. Our family of four hungry children and parents ate plenty of venison. If given the opportunity, he would shoot a bear for the freezer. He did so only twice.

  • Nothing to brag about

    Dear Editor: As a resident of Dedham, I was interested to see that Veronica Magnan wants to be my state representative. Magnan served for two years as a state representative, and in 2009 she had some expensive ideas. She sponsored a bill that would have raised my (well, actually our) heating oil by 10 cents a gallon and my electric — oops, our — electric bills by 23 percent.

  • Magnan running to serve

    Dear Editor: One of the many things we like about Veronica Magnan is that she is “running to serve” (her motto) the towns of Orland, Penobscot, Otis, Dedham, Verona Island, Stockton Springs and Prospect.

  • Lockman a tireless worker

    Dear Editor: Folks in District 137 have the opportunity to re-elect a truly great representative for themselves when they go to vote in November. Rep. Lawrence Lockman has proven himself to be a man who goes to Augusta to work for his constituents and all the people of Maine.

  • Langley right on Medicaid expansion

    Dear Editor: I respond to a letter by my good friend and medical colleague, Edward Gilmore, MD. As a physician, I have nothing but great respect for Dr. Gilmore, who I have known and admired for over 40 years. Obviously I have a different view and opinion about “Medicaid expansion of service” than Dr. Gilmore.