Letters to the editor

  • Letter to Editor: Older voters’ viewpoints

    To the Editor: In just a few months, newly elected state and federal leaders will take office. Research just completed by AARP has confirmed that especially for older Mainers, the next two years will be hugely important to their future. In a survey entitled “Insight From Maine’s Voters Age 50+,” respondents overwhelmingly report that protecting

  • Letter to Editor: A frugal politician

    I would like to introduce you to Nicole Grohoski, Democratic candidate for the Ellsworth and Trenton state representative seat. She is an Ellsworth native, attended school with my daughters, and has been a family friend ever since. With the Ellsworth school system as a strong educational base, she has always challenged herself academically, pursuing difficult

  • Letter to Editor: Criminalizing mutilation

    To the Editor: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the practice of partially or totally removing the external genitalia of girls and young women for non-medical reasons. Why is FGM ever done? In some countries, particularly in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, FGM is a cultural tradition. Common reasons for FGM cited by women in

  • Letter to Editor: Main St. frustration

    To the Editor: I think I’ll run for Selectman for the Town of Mount Desert. Like the current members of the board, I have a million better things to do than spend countless hours conducting the business of the town to ensure its ongoing fiscal and civic health. If elected, I’m sure to sit through

  • A happy anniversary

    To the Editor: On Thursday, Aug. 9, Acadia Family Center celebrated our 30th year of operation and our 40th year since our inception as the MDI Drug and Alcohol Group. We wish to thank all who attended that evening for joining us in the summer unveiling our new addition and freshly landscaped grounds. It was

  • Church and state

    To the Editor: Judge Kavanaugh spoke to Senator Collins regarding Roe v. Wade and stated it is settled law, perhaps until he gets on the Supreme Count and the court could possibly unsettle it. Settled law is not the same thing as saying a case was correctly decided. As a judge in a speech to

  • Is it really $20 million?

    To the Editor: “$20.2-million for Bar Harbor in 2016!” screamed the headlines. It was in all the major newspapers up and down the coast of Maine and beyond. But where is all this money? Who is making all this money touted by an economic study the Town of Bar Harbor had done in 2016? I

  • Letter to the Editor: No on Question 1

    To the Editor: Question 1 is the wrong solution to address the needs of Maine people who need home care. First, proponents of Question 1 have written their initiative so that even millionaires and out-of-staters can qualify for home care from the quasi-government program Question 1 would enact. This will create waiting lists for care

  • Letter to the Editor: Support for Grohoski

    To the Editor: I am supporting Nicole Grohoski as the Democratic candidate for representative serving Ellsworth and Trenton. Nicole was one of my students for six years in the Ellsworth School System, She is still that intelligent, hard worker who embraces any challenge with a positive attitude. As a member of an Odyssey of the