Surprise suspension

To the Editor:

Regarding the Islander‘s front page article on Thursday, May 18, “Acadia Advisory Board Suspended,” I assumed that this longstanding connection between the park and the citizens of surrounding towns was suspended by the Trump administration as a budget cutting measure. Such measures always are disturbing when they fall upon our particular area of interest and concern, but as a whole, they have a worthy aim.

Therefore I was quite surprised when checking into the matter to find that these appointed board members serve without compensation as a link between the park and the surrounding communities. Does anyone out there have an idea about the motivation behind this edict on the part of the administration?

Temple Fourment

Southwest Harbor

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