Letters to the editor

  • Bottom line

    Bottom line

    To the Editor: Town Manager Cornell Knight shed light on current negotiations for the town of Bar Harbor’s option to purchase the ferry terminal property from the state of Maine. Near the end of the marathon March 7 Town Council meeting, Cornell said, “If the town comes up with 2 and a half million, then

  • Community appreciation

    Community appreciation

    To the Editor: I am writing this letter on the occasion of my son Gabriel Kandutsch’s 20th birthday, which is March 13. He would have been 20 that day. The days and weeks following his death have utterly changed my life and required me, as well as the other people who love him, to redefine

  • Listen to servers

    Listen to servers

    To the Editor: I’m a restaurant owner in Maine, a liberal-minded Democrat, and I voted “Yes” on question 4 (Q4) this year. I only mention my political stance because I am equally disappointed in how both parties are approaching this issue. I voted “yes” with a heavy heart. I knew that every member of my

  • Left behind

    Left behind

    To the Editor: We take great issue with the Islander’s recent editorial, “A question of fairness.” It makes the statement that it is unfair to ask the general population of the town of Mount Desert to help pay for the extension of internet service to Pretty Marsh. The first point is that Pretty Marsh residents

  • Questions about pier

    Questions about pier

    To the Editor: Recently, several articles and letters in the Islander have commented upon aspects of the proposed lengthening of the Bar Harbor Bluenose pier to accommodate increased numbers and sizes of cruise ships. I have not seen the following questions addressed: If the pier is extended for half a mile out into Frenchman Bay,

  • No wall

    No wall

    Letter to the Editor: On Jan. 25, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that instructs the secretary of Homeland Security to “take all appropriate steps to immediately plan, design, and construct a physical wall along the southern border … To most effectively achieve complete operational control” of the U.S.-Mexico border. Although Sen. Mitch McConnell

  • Respectful citizenship

    Respectful citizenship

    To the Editor: Unless you have been taking a long nap this winter, you know that these are not normal times in our nation. News of questionable activities by the new administration and acts by Congress that will harm Mainers and all Americans breaks with such frequency that if the stories were waves, the conditions

  • Insurance, not ‘access’

    To the Editor: We medical providers at Mount Desert Island Hospital are very concerned that the Republican replacement to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will prevent many of our patients who have had the benefit of health insurance through the ACA from continuing to have insurance. For the last six years, it has been a

  • Truthful manner

    Truthful manner

    To the Editor: I applaud Zabet NeuCollins’ thoughtful, tempered and truthful letter to the editor of March 2, 2017. Her letter is thoughtful because it clearly guides her readers through the long and careful process she utilized to arrive at her decision to circulate a recent citizen petition concerning future increases of cruise ship passenger

  • Monument for Maine

    Monument for Maine

    To the Editor: The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is as great an asset to America as are Yellowstone, Yosemite or other national treasures. As the world population increases, the pressure to overdevelop the Maine wilderness is becoming a reality. The founders of Acadia National Park worked tirelessly to establish Sieur de Monts National