Opinion

  • Letter to Editor: Concerned neighbors

    To the Editor: It was a sad day for long-term affordable housing on the island when Ocean Properties’ subsidiary, BHAPTS, LLC, bought Acadia Apartments at 25 West Street Extension and evicted every one of the lower-income housing tenants who were living there. In their place, Ocean Properties moved in non-resident seasonal workers, and the buildings

  • Editorial: A time to reflect

    Many state and federal government offices were closed last Wednesday to mark a National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush. Flags were at half-staff and Governor LePage ordered that both the Stars and Stripes and the State of Maine flag are to be flown at half-staff for 30 days. The former president’s casket

  • Editorial: A vital link

    The Maine State Ferry Service is back in the spotlight after a recent public hearing on the flat rate structure implemented last summer and a new proposal for fee surcharges. Residents of the island community hardest hit by the new rate structure, Islesboro, filed a lawsuit seeking a stay on implementation of the new rates.

  • Editorial: It makes a village

    All four Mount Desert Island towns have now held their annual community holiday celebrations with music, food, crafts and at least one chance for youngsters to spend a few minutes with Santa Claus. And this past weekend saw two different holiday “bazaar” events geared toward helping children choose gifts for family members. Little faces are

  • Viewpoint

    By Gov. Paul R. LePage     What follows is the text of a radio address delivered Dec. 6. Now that we have restored fiscal sanity to Augusta, we need to ensure that legislators and the new administration make wise choices that continue to drive prosperity for Maine’s people. The biennial budget recommendation I have

  • Letter to editor: In praise of real news

    There are a myriad of problems emanating from the White House. They have been covered by the true media, but many wish to ignore the news coverage and to believe fake news. I want to praise the news media. Without the coverage, we would not know about issues such as the closeness of this administration

  • To the Editor: Raw deal

    We (Maine people) have been on our backs and received the short end of the stick since King George III ordered our majestic trees marked with his “broad arrow.” The smart Canadians have been taking our spruce, birches, maple, ash and even cedar since the 1990s, adding all the value inside Quebec and New Brunswick

  • Letter to Editor: False impression

    To the Editor: I recently received my monthly AARP magazine that included a lengthy article about the health of Social Security. As is always the case with AARP, and our politicians, they make reference to the “trust fund” being able to carry the extra load of baby boomer retirements until 2034 without any changes. Of