Letters to the editor

  • A boatload of thanks

    To the Editor:
    The Acadia National Park staff wishes to express our sincerest thanks to Diver Ed Monat and Edna Martin for their hard work and attention to detail during their role in the cleanup of the wreckage from the sinking of Tiger Shark.

  • Enlightened

    To the Editor: Thank you to the Bar Harbor Deer Herd Task Force for inviting Chuck Lubelczyk from Maine Medical Center’s Vector Borne Disease Lab to attend the public hearing on Oct. 27. This presentation should have occurred months ago prior to any management plan being proposed or created.

  • Flag foible

    To the Editor: One of our daughters lives on Mount Desert Island. We love everything about her choice of where to live. She sends us a subscription to the Islander, which we eagerly read before any other papers. However, we were deeply disappointed with the Oct. 16 issue, page one of section 2. Can it

  • Window shopping

    To the Editor: This is the time of the year when shops are closing. Many owners are leaving town. We locals are left with empty stores and windows covered with green or blue tarps, or even with plywood. The Bar Harbor Design Review Board appears to have no control over this despite local regulations. The

  • Fair taxes

    To the Editor: Recently, I paid a visit to the assessor’s office in the town of Mount Desert to check on the town’s property tax valuations, current and past, for the six acres of property owned by Harold MacQuinn Inc in Hall Quarry.

  • End the violence

    To the Editor: Domestic violence. You can’t open the newspaper, turn on the radio or go online these days without encountering a story about spousal, partner or child abuse. The story may be the featured “lead” story or could be in the entertainment or sports sections, or the commentary.

  • Internet now

    To the Editor: The Internet is such a powerful tool in modern life, it’s hard for a lot of people to imagine going through their daily routine without using it in some capacity. But for some people in rural communities, accessing the Internet isn’t as easy as just connecting to the WiFi network.

  • Assault on Earth

    To the Editor: I appreciate the opportunity to publicly express my thoughts concerning the commercial quarrying operation taking place within my neighborhood of Hall Quarry. I have personally experienced the egregious, intolerable noise produced by the industrial activities which take place just beyond my residential property line day after day, week after week, year after year. My concerns, however, extend beyond my own well being.