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  • Letter to the Editor: A passion for reading

    To the Editor: Island Readers & Writers (IRW) would like to thank all of the community volunteers, faculty and staff of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS), author Clare Vanderpool and Camp Beech Cliff for helping to make this year’s 7th Grade Read a success. The Oct. 19 event brought together all 137

  • Letter to the Editor: False claim

    To the Editor: I was saddened to read the Islander’s claim in its Nov. 1 editorial that the “most recent Bar Harbor [Charter] Commission presented a few relatively modest charter amendments, and they were considered individually by voters.” This is categorically false. The June 8, 2010 vote was a single vote on eight different substantive

  • Letter to the Editor: Founders’ intentions

    To the Editor: The Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations (HCTR) was created by several conservation minded men at the end of the 19th century. Their purpose was to acquire and preserve beautiful lands for the enjoyment of future generations. When they purchased large tracts of land, they made certain that they did not impinge

  • Letter to the Editor: Wrong on right whales

    To the Editor: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) technical memo referenced in the Nov. 1 article “Regulators walk back rope strength claim” highlighted the lobster fishery because of its size and scope. Not surprisingly, the industry has come out hard against the memo’s conclusions, especially one related to the 2014 vertical line rule.

  • Letter to the Editor: Constant turmoil

    To the Editor: The United States democracy has never been so threatened as under the leadership of President Trump. He has kept us, the citizens, in constant turmoil by belittling and insulting us. He has threatened to cause major violence rather then using a collaborative method to solve problems. He has not been truthful to

  • Community forum: When times are tough, plan a kitchen

    By Martha Nordstrom   In those trying times, those boring times, those times of waiting, in the dull and onerous interstices between life’s more exciting moments, I plan kitchens in my head. That’s my coping skill and my mantra. It’s what gets me through a tough day. I’ve been doing it for more than 40

  • Letter to Editor: Race thanks

    We at Island Connections would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of those affiliated with the 3rd Annual Running for Rides/Mary Parker Memorial Race, held Saturday, Oct. 13. The day was cool and overcast for the runners, however the rain held off until the last of the runners crossed the finish

  • Letter to Editor: Pond thanks

    To the Editor: Hamilton Pond is beautiful, again. I want to express my thanks to whoever did the work to fix the dam, and allow it to fill with water. I’ll bet the wildlife like it better, too. Good work. J. Clark Stivers Bar Harbor