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  • Community Forum: Policymakers unite around lobstermen

    By Reps. Billy Bob Faulkingham and Will Tuell   Unless you have had your head stuck in a bait pocket the past few months, you know by now that Maine’s lobster fishing industry is facing two major crises – a shortage of available and affordable bait, as well as a set of new rules and

  • Letter to Editor: Parking pain

    To the Editor: As a fellow second homeowner here, one of modest means, I agree with Barbara Cusumano’s letter in the July 4 Islander. We get nothing for our tax dollars on our massively overvalued, very modest property. Jeanne Dorey Holland, Mass., and Bar Harbor

  • Letter to Editor: Front page climate news

    To the Editor: Kudos to the Islander for incorporating the impacts of climate change into their regular coverage with last week’s front page story: “Research focus: How climate will change Acadia.” As a former Islander reporter, and now a researcher studying global media coverage with the University of Colorado’s Media and Climate Change Observatory, I

  • Letter to Editor: Poll problems

    To the Editor: The latest Town Council-sponsored POLCO survey curiously claims that Bar Harbor voters have difficulty understanding “the highly technical language” of our Land Use Ordinance (“LUO”). To resolve this alleged issue of uneducated voters, the POLCO survey implicitly lobbies for leaving all changes to our LUO in the hands of a bare majority

  • Letter to Editor: Road worry

    To the Editor: At the newly configured intersection of Route 3 and West Street there is a tragedy waiting to happen. Someone is going to be maimed or killed. Every day hundreds of bicyclists, walkers, runners and cars try to maneuver through without colliding with one another. We’ve been fortunate, most people are polite and

  • Letter to Editor: Harassment inexcusable

    To the Editor: Dear Senator Collins: The President of the United States said that four United States Congressional Representatives should go back to the countries from which they came. Three were born in the United States. The fourth was brought here as a child and has been a citizen longer than the President’s wife. All

  • Viewpoint: Gerrymandering and magical thinking

    by John March   Last month the Supreme Court held that even extreme gerrymandering is not unconstitutional, or at least not subject to any remedy that can be fashioned by the courts. Redistricting, the court held, is exclusively the province of the legislative branch, and that is where any remedy or reform must take place.

  • Letter to Editor: Demand answers

    To the Editor: First they came for the brown-skinned children and put them in cages. Why does our government, using our tax dollars, rip children away from their families? Some as young as four months old are then detained and subsequently reclassified as unaccompanied minors. Why does our government, using our tax dollars, imprison the

  • Letter to Editor: Bar Harbor is still beautiful

    To the Editor: As another Islander reader from away, I simply couldn’t let Barbara Cusumano’s letter in last week’s paper go unanswered. I have three observations: First, to the comment that “it all started with the cruise ships”, I assume you mean, Barbara, that the island is more crowded than formerly, which we’ve also noticed