Letters

  • Letter to the Editor

    Good news for residents

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 2:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    As the town office prepares for the upcoming town meeting on May 1 and 2, I thought it would be helpful to preview what to expect this year regarding the proposed budget for next year. 

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  • Letter to the Editor

    When choices matter

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:15am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Leave Woodend Fund alone

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 5:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I do not support offsetting the town of Edgecomb's tax liability by taking any funds from the Woodend Fund. The Woodend Fund was approved by the taxpayers to be used for future shorefront access. It seems the issue with lack of surplus is caused by not setting the tax rate properly.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Crink family thanks community

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:45pm

    Dear Editor:

    Thank you to everyone involved in the search for Lynne Crink, including Sheriff Todd Brackett and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office team, especially Detective Terry Michaud, the Maine State Warden Service, the Maine Marine Patrol boats and planes, and the Maine State Police, including the dive team.

    We are grateful for your intense efforts. Each and every person involved was not only diligent and professional, but also courteous and respectful.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Awesome generosity

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    The Boothbay Harbor region seems to have many people who are willing to help and contribute to the betterment of our neighbors. Some of those folks are Janet and Oliver Cusano and the staff at the Southport General Store.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Appreciates the support

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I wish to thank everyone for the support and donations to the M.S. Walk. It is very appreciated.

    Scott Long

    Wiscasset

  • Letter to the Editor

    Medication collection April 25

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 4:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to draw attention to the fact that there will be a state wide Medication Collection this Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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  • Minimum wage bill

    Friday, April 24, 2015 - 4:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    The legislative bill concerning raising the minimum wage in Maine, originated by “progressive” political groups, is justifiably moribund and will wither away because it stands on baseless notions and has no declared principles or reason attached to it.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Is business friendly really bad?

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:15pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Racism isn’t all about color

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 10:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Definitions of racism are more than perceived color divides highlighted in newspapers. A definition covering a broader span of racism is: “Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another, that a person’s social and moral traits are predetermined by his or her inborn biological characteristics.”

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Congratulations

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 1:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    Congratulations to everyone who helped publish this summer’s Midcoast magazine, “Summertime.”

    This is our perfect promotional informational 2015 offering.

    Damn, it says “Free” on the cover. I’d hoped I could pick up a few scattered copies at the dump or libraries and sell them to the tourists for $5!

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Re: Firearm legislation

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Jaryl Larson’s latest missive (Letters, 4/9/15) had some pretty far fetched ideas. I’m not positive but I doubt that any concealed carry law would have stopped a monster like Charlie Manson. Why would someone like that balk at not following a gun law?

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  • Letter to the Editor

    We're so blessed

    Monday, April 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Last night, Lincoln Arts Festival raised over $400 for Boothbay Region Community Services. (I’m referring to our showing of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Harbor Theatre. There was food, fun, very cool music, and a man-eating plant named Audrey II. What more do you need for a grand evening?)

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  • Letter to the Editor

    The Hawke agenda

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    State Rep. Stephanie Hawke was portrayed in last week’s newspaper as a hard worker.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Public access in Edgecomb

    Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Edgecomb selectmen are debating the need for the Woodend public water access fund, which was started over 40 years ago to have funds available to buy reasonable public access to the shores of the two rivers and possibly the Lilly pond located in Edgecomb. Everyone should have access to the water recreation areas in Edgecomb.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Sandy Hook does not fade

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    The thought and vision of 20 first and second graders shot by a deranged young man with easy access to weapons does not quickly fade.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Caribbean Night thanks

    Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 1:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    We, along with our Pan Fried Steel bandmates, want to thank all of our friends and supporters, old and new, who joined us at the Opera House on Saturday, April 4 for the ninth annual Caribbean Night. Your enthusiasm and energy, all the exuberant clapping, dancing, singing, conga lines and limbo bar challenges, made the start to our performance season a joyful experience for us. We thank you for coming out and helping us celebrate the end of this long, harsh winter.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Fund support appreciated

    Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 10:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    In gratitude

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Thank you for this opportunity to express my gratitude to members of the Midcoast community for their cards, letters and emails of congratulation. It has been gratifying to hear from so many friends, neighbors, former students and colleagues, and parents of kids I taught over the years both in Boothbay Harbor and at the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Boothbay region survived a celebration

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 12:45pm

    Dear Editor:

    The gym at the Boothbay Region YMCA was the scene of a grand, end-of-winter celebration. An estimated 400 folks walked through the doors to a waiting venue of local businesses and nonprofits offering the hope of spring after a long difficult winter. Guests of honor were our municipal plow and tow drivers.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Nice to have ice rink

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 8:15am

    Dear Editor:

    Overall, it was an excellent season for the Boothbay Community Ice Rink, thanks to all those who helped make it the very special place that it is. The rink saw a lot of new skaters this year and was home to dozens of hockey games.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Please review draft comprehensive plan

    Monday, April 6, 2015 - 2:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I’m writing to publicly thank the Boothbay Planning Board for its valuable review, input and recommendations for the comprehensive plan.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    When did we choose to ignore safety?

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    LD 652 is a proposed law that “authorizes a person who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.” Really?

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dismayed at ‘religious freedom’ issue

    Friday, April 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Re: Residents skip comp plan’s public workshop

    Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 11:15am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    What a great community

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:15am

    Dear Editor:

    In my summer job, I have the opportunity to talk to many visitors to this region. I always trumpet what a great place it is to live in.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Where are the dancing grandmas?

    Monday, March 30, 2015 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    When you learn about the death of your neighbor who lost access to medicine in 2014, and watch elected officials give away tax dollars to for-profit firms, life can be depressing and hope is hiding. When Ted Cruz announces his presidential dream and speaks about taking back “our Constitution” — what does he mean?

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Voting is an obligation

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:15am

    Dear Editor:

    Having read Mary Brewer's comments on voting (March 26 issue), I completely agree with her.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Bountiful supper

    Friday, March 27, 2015 - 8:30am

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to thank everyone who came out Friday night to enjoy good food and good company while supporting Rebuilding Together at the annual community supper. By the end of the evening, everyone was full and we had raised a little over $1,000, all of which will go towards our May 9 Rebuilding Together day here in the Boothbay region.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Lucky citizens

    Friday, March 27, 2015 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    As a subscriber, I have enjoyed this year’s contributions by Barbara Rumsey, especially the articles on the Harbor battleships and Before the Bowling Alley. Who hasn’t been to the bowling alley?

    At my town (now for 67 years), the town historian is gone (she is deceased) and the local newspaper folded. The citizens of the Boothbay region are so lucky to have both.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Great night

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 7:45am

    Dear Editor:

    I'd like to thank all of the people from our community who came out to support our Hootenanny on March 6. Over 200 people attended and it was a great night for the Opera House. Thank you, Cathy Sherrill, for doing so much to make this a great venue for music.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Supporting the Leap

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:15pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Great town

    Monday, March 23, 2015 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

    I just want to say “thank you very much” to all of the nice people who pledged me money for the Leprechaun Leap last week.

    It was really cold but I dove in anyway and my papa has a video to prove it. Brr!

    I gave Miss LeConte all of the money for the Special Olympics.

    I’m feeling very blessed to be living in a town that has so many people who care.

    Thanks again to everybody.

    Chloe Desjardins

  • Letter to the Editor

    Have we deserted 14 million students?

    Monday, March 23, 2015 - 9:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Join the All State Marching Band

    Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Calling all musicians!

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Joyful news

    Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    What a joy to read in the Portland Press Herarld, at the "top of the fold," the glorious news about Nancie Atwell. Front page news celebrating an educator!

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Do you know?

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    We recently acquired four varnished, mahogany stern boards from a boat named Smarto. Below the name the home port of Boothbay Harbor, Maine is lettered in faded gold leaf. The boat would have been nearly 8 feet wide at the stern and of unknown length. We wonder if anyone has knowledge of this boat and its prior ownership.

    Call 207-633-4479 if you have an answer for us.

    Charlie Birlem

  • Letter to the Editor

    Call for rebuttal

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 4:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    This letter is in response to the front page article in the March 12 edition that dealt with the Congregational Church's building plans. A statement by the building committee chairman Bob Hilscher that was quoted in the article has compelled us to write.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Enjoyed speaking experience

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 10:45am

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to thank the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, event coordinator Caroline Roberts, and all who attended a Hearth & Home Heating presentation I gave last week in the library's impressive new upstairs conference room. Caroline does a phenomenal job of promoting the library and engaging the local community. I enjoyed the experience and invite anyone who has an interest in home heating but was unable to attend to visit us at our Wiscasset store.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Corporate competitive tune or humanity’s tune?

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 8:30am

    Dear Editor:

    When a governor presents a budget not designed with the character of his state in mind, he has already betrayed himself and all of Maine. The budget process begins with expected expenses based on goals and objectives of each department as well as risk and uncertainty that lies ahead.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    An act of treason

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 7:45am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Program contributors appreciated

    Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:
    On the behalf of the Board of Trustees, members and donors to Friends of Midcoast Maine, I would like to express our appreciation to the many organizations, businesses and individuals in Damariscotta and Newcastle who assisted with and donated to The Community Institute program in Damariscotta on Building Healthy Multi-Generational Communities in Maine, held on February 27-28.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Make contract issues public

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 1:30pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Appreciates business

    Monday, March 9, 2015 - 3:30pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Trusting what is right

    Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Many citizens, exhausted from the political battles, can no longer trust any “fact.” Minimum wage is one of the battles for which much disinformation has hit the streets that comments on articles seem to waffle looking for “new talking points” or for correct counters to statements like, “No one has ever been raised out of poverty with a minimum wage increase.”

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thank you, students

    Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:15am

    Dear Editor:

    Tomorrow (Friday, March 6), some Boothbay Region High School students will serve a two-hour detention, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the BRHS cafeteria.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Get treated for cancer

    Friday, March 6, 2015 - 2:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    This is a warning to anyone who has had treatment for cancer. While lifesavers, these treatments can have long-term consequences and probably no one will tell you beforehand.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Seahawk spirit

    Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:15am

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to give a huge thank you to all the people who made our School Spirit Challenge such a huge success. Putting together a project like this takes enormous effort from numerous people. This was another example of why our communities and schools are such special places filled with special people. In case you missed it, WGME spent two early morning hours showcasing some extreme Seahawk spirit.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    SnowBall magic

    Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:45pm

    Dear Editor:

    The theme was “magic” at the Water’s Edge Banquet Hall in Edgecomb on Saturday, Feb. 28. Cerina Peaslee was the champion organizer for this Lincoln County Spark event. Each part of the exciting fundraiser went off like magic.

    The SnowBall was organized to help the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. I wish to thank Cerina and her helpers for the outstanding event. We are deeply grateful.

    Loraine Nickerson

  • Letter to the Editor

    Loves Livestrong program

    Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:15pm

    Dear Editor:

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