Letters to the editor

  • A failed prescription

    To the Editor: Governor Paul LePage released his budget proposal last Friday. The state budget is a reflection of the choices we make together to strengthen our communities, support vulnerable residents and build a vibrant economy. LePage’s two-year state budget proposal released today reflects the wrong choices. Prioritizing tax cuts for the top one percent

  • A fresh breeze

    To the Editor: In 2007, America was entangled in war with Iraq. Facing high oil and gasoline prices at home, Governor John Baldacci was concerned for Maine’s energy future. In the preceding few years, three grid-scale wind energy projects were proposed under Maine’s site location permitting process. Two projects (Mars Hill and Kibby) were approved;

  • Big Brother into power

    To the Editor: Is the National Security Agency the biggest threat to our privacy? Maybe. But it soon may be overtaken. The award-winning film “Take Back Your Power” (that is, your electric power) will be shown at the Southwest Harbor Public Library next week. It will introduce you to the new world of the smart

  • Maine beware

    To the Editor: New Jersey’s system of medical marijuana regulation, which requires all patients obtain a state-issued patient identification card to possess and purchase medical marijuana, in tracked sales, is unconstitutional. Federal law still criminalizes marijuana. New Jersey medical marijuana patients must not be forced to incriminate themselves federally in order to obtain their medicine

  • Thank you

    To the Editor: As my time as a member of Congress is coming to an end, I want to thank the people of Maine’s Second District for allowing me the privilege of representing them here in the people’s House. From Fort Kent to Lewiston and Franklin County to Washington County, Mainers have shared with me

  • Heart of community

    To the Editor: I want to congratulate the Southwest Harbor Public Library for its fourth consecutive year as a top rated library. “Library Journal” awarded the library its highest honor, the “5-Star Library” designation. Only about 1 percent of the nation’s public libraries receive this 5-Star recognition. A number of criteria go into the selection

  • Successful holiday

    To the Editor: On behalf of Woodlawn staff, trustees and volunteers, I offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Christmas at Woodlawn such a huge success. This yearly effort is made possible through the support of many community partners and volunteers. Thanks to the 2014 decorating teams, the Black House

  • Repeated excellence

    To the Editor: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady knows about it. So did Boston Celtic Larry Bird and, of course, David Ortiz of the Red Sox. They knew about excellence in their chosen professions. They are the best, year in and year out. It is not luck, and it is not by chance. They earned it.

  • Jethro returns

    To the Editor: I would like to express our family’s deepest gratitude on the recovery of our long-lost dog Jethro. For all of you who may not be on Facebook (like me) where much of this drama played out, I want to let folks know that he was found and is home. He is in