Letters to the editor

  • Help the hungry

    To the Editor: September is Hunger Action month. The fall season is beginning and holidays are coming upon us faster than we may be prepared for. For many Mainers, this is a difficult time of year, particularly where food is concerned. Regrettably, too many households have to skip meals, or take other steps to eat less because they don’t have enough money for food.

  • Egregious practices

    To the Editor: As the president of the Institute for Humane Education, headquartered in Surry, I work to create a more humane, just and sustainable world for people, animals and the environment. This November, we Mainers have an opportunity to vote on a referendum to ban bear baiting, hounding and trapping, and I will be voting Yes on 1.

  • Debate dodgers

    To the Editor: Debates among political candidates for local, state and national offices are a valuable part of our electoral process, with a long tradition that pre-dates televised events.

  • Switching support

    To the Editor: In the last election, I voted for Republican Brian Langley for state senator, having long known him as a fine man. While in office, he has done some good things, especially shepherding an important anti-bullying bill through the legislature.

  • Spotty coverage

    To the Editor: I have been on the board at a local women’s health center and am now serving on the advocacy committee, so I am aware of the impact which Governor Paul LePage’s rejection of the expansion of Medicaid is having on the patients the center serves.

  • Amazing planes

    To the Editor: I recently read the Islander editorial “Aerial annoyances” and was struck by how different my reaction is to the so-called “aerial invasion.”

  • Government openness

    To the Editor: One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other. The attacks were preventable with shared information.