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  • Letter to Editor: A passion for reading

    To the Editor: Many thanks to a gem of an organization, Island Readers and Writers! Island Readers and Writers sponsored a visit from illustrator Rebekah Raye for the students of Trenton Elementary School recently. My fantastic first-graders were absolutely captivated by Ms. Raye’s quiet yet commanding delivery of her process illustrating the book “Thanks to

  • Letter to Editor: Cycling culture

    To the Editor: I don’t drive, so I cannot knowledgeably comment on the parking meter debate. But I do have some experience in getting into and around Bar Harbor. And to the letter writer who asked “do you think people are going to ride a bike to town living 10 miles out?” Based on my

  • Letter to Editor: Climate Disagreement

    To the Editor: One cannot but applaud the enthusiasm shown by Isabella Childs Michael in her “Viewpoint” about climate change in the April 18 Islander. However, based on the op-ed, it seems to me she needs to do a bit more study first before she proceeds further. From the article, I’m going to assume a

  • Letter to Editor: All hands on deck

    To the Editor: This spring I am running for the Trenton Board of Selectmen. It would be my great honor to serve our town in this office. As we all know, Trenton and our local communities now face significant challenges; and we will face larger ones in the future. This is not unique to Trenton,

  • Letter to Editor: All Equal

    When the Town Council first voiced its opposition to Article 5 last fall, it did so on very different grounds than it now advances. This Citizens’ Initiative is titled “An Amendment to the LUZO to Prohibit Berthing Piers for Large Cruise Ships.” The written declared purpose of the amendment is “to prohibit construction of a

  • Viewpoint: Please support local fishermen

    By Shelley Wigglesworth   If you don’t think commercial fishermen are an endangered species, think again. I have been very vocal over the years about my feelings on the commercial fishing industry being in jeopardy, and highlighting the importance of just what an integral part the industry plays in not only the economy, but the

  • Letter to Editor: Drastic change

    To the Editor: One month later our town is experiencing another crisis, created by a few town officials, set to drastically affect all of the citizens of Bar Harbor and the entire island. First the vacation rental moratorium, and now the parking restrictions. And all done just weeks before our tourist season gets into full

  • Letter to Editor: School days remembered

    To the Editor: In the news story by Becky Pritchard in the April 18 edition of the Islander regarding the need for remodeling or replacement of the Conners Emerson School in Bar Harbor, I would like to correct something. Principal Barbara Neilly was quoted as saying that the Conners building was 85 years old. I

  • Letter to Editor: Support in a scary time

    To the Editor: On April 21, 2019, the Mount Desert Island High School Guatemala Studies program was headed home from our two week mission trip. We were all extremely excited to see the families and friends awaiting our arrival. On the connecting flight from Florida to Boston, I was writing a small reflection on the

  • Letter to Editor: No question

    To the Editor: I would like an opportunity to reply to the “No Deal” letter in the April 11 edition of the Islander which describes my Feb. 28 letter supporting the Green New Deal as “screaming ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theatre.” I’m not the one sounding the alarm about the necessity to make massive greenhouse