Letters to the editor

  • Letter to Editor: In defense of dogs

    To the Editor: The article in last week’s Islander about dogs at Little Long Pond is the second anti-dog article about The Land and Garden Preserve I have read. My husband and I walk our dog once or twice a day at Little Long Pond. We have never encountered aggressive dogs or unwanted attention by

  • Grohoski cares

    To the Editor: I have served with hundreds of legislators and observed hundreds more. From my observations it is clear to me that some serve because they want to help their constituents and their state. Some have narrower interests. Some give their time and talent and are effective. Some give less and we get less.

  • Viewpoint: Why we asked for Article 3

    By Anthony Zambrano and Michael Tadenev   When Bar Harbor voters go to the polls in November they will find a local ballot question, Article 3, proposing a land use ordinance amendment regarding the Town Hill Rural and Town Hill Residential zoning districts. Article 3 proposes a slight extension to the Town Hill Rural district,

  • Letter to Editor: Universal home care

    To the Editor: As a doctor, I frequently see patients who can’t be discharged from the hospital because we can’t set up suitable home care. A measure on the ballot this fall would begin to fix that problem: Question 1, the Universal Home Care initiative. It deserves all our support. Question 1 would ensure all

  • Letter to Editor: In support of Question 1

    To the Editor: My mother was in and out of hospitals and rehabilitation facilities the last years of her life. When she would come home, my brothers and I would take turns living with her to reacquaint her with her own house. The only public home-care service she qualified for consisted of a few hours

  • Letter to Editor: Hayes for Governor

    To the Editor: As a voter who is politically moderate and both appalled and saddened by the extremism and divisiveness in our political landscape, I have many reasons for encouraging people to support Terry Hayes, a Clean Elections and Independent candidate for governor, in our Nov. 6 election. Terry, who was born and raised in

  • Letter to Editor: Recognizing struggles

    Last Saturday, I had just ordered breakfast at 2Cats when I overheard a 30ish couple nearby say what a neat idea it was to turn an old house into a restaurant. As I am wont to do, I asked the couple where they were from. The young man responded that they were from Arizona and

  • Letter to Editor: Support for Ringelstein

    To the Editor: I like Angus King. I’ve been supporting Angus for years, contributing to his campaigns and feeling proud that Maine had such a thoughtful, independent Senator. That is, until I heard that he had introduced a bill that favored the oil and gas industry. I was appalled! Fast-tracking dangerous pipelines to run through

  • Letter to the Editor: Pig in a poke

    To the Editor: Having seen the proposed lease negotiated by our town manager between the Town of Bar Harbor and Atlantic Fleet Services Corporation, I trust that the Bar Harbor Town Council will study this document carefully because it contains a number of unexpected elements. First, many of us thought that the town would be