Letters

  • Letter to the Editor

    Random acts of kindness do happen

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 7:15am

    Dear Editor:

    I work as a cashier at Hannaford here in town, and this act brought tears to my eyes.

    A young lady and her son attempted to check out when her food stamp card failed her; she only had $1.98 left on it for a $150 grocery bill. She requested that I void the order, so I did. She looked at her son and apologized and was ready to walk out the door when another lady said she would pay for them.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Reducing influenza risk

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 8:15am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Remember Christ

    Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Ayuh. The silly season has begun. The turkey is in the fridge or between the bread. Some have saved hundreds at the mall while others offer up thanks for the finely groomed slopes. Many are dusting off their card list while communities across America are lighting up their annual Christmas trees. Right on schedule, the naysayers are lighting up their bah humbugs.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Make shopping locally a habit

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 8:15am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Y Arts performances

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:00am

    Dear Editor:

    The first ever Y Arts Sing-a-thon was a huge success! After four hours of singing live on BRCTV Channel 7, the evening ended with over 65 songs sponsored! All proceeds from the event go to support the Everybody Sings Free program at the YMCA, a program which gives area youth the opportunity to learn the basics of singing in a fun, supportive environment.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Liberal gun laws

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:15am

    Dear Editor:

    Thanks to our ultra-liberal gun laws, gun violence continues to rise United States. Gun deaths here per 100,000 population are on par with Iraq or Afghanistan. It is not that we have more criminals than other industrialized nations, it is just that our criminals are better armed.

    But to suggest that we should take guns away from criminals is to invite being called a “gun-grabber.”

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Minimum wage modern history and invigoration

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:45am

    Dear Editor:

    The Industrial Revolution brought inventions, mass production, child labor, sweatshops and the Great Depression.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Let's hear Lewis' appeal

    Monday, December 8, 2014 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    As long-term retail business owners in Boothbay Harbor, we would hope that the board of selectmen hear the appeal of our former Public Works director, Mr. Jody Lewis, in a timely and open fashion.

    It is our belief and experience as local merchants who have benefited from Mr. Lewis's services over the years that Mr. Lewis has been a loyal and highly dedicated employee of the town of Boothbay Harbor for nearly 20 years.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    The Edgecomb tractor

    Monday, December 8, 2014 - 9:45am

    Dear Editor:

    The tractor issue has been a fiasco since the town meeting to approve to buy a new one. There was no money appropriated to buy it to start with, so the town had to call a special town meeting to approve to borrow the money to pay for it.

    Whoever said that the tractor was junk and needed to be replaced did not know what they were talking about.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Remembering Dr. John

    Monday, December 8, 2014 - 7:45am

    Dear Editor:

    The legacy with which Dr. John Andrews left this community is probably unrivaled in all of our collective history. He was a man of honor, skill, love, compassion and dedication, and each and every one of us who lived here in his term of service will be ever grateful for the soft-spoken giant who was John F. Andrews.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Angels

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:15am

    Dear Editor:

    To the Woodchucks: You are Christmas angels.

    Thank you.

    Janice Newell

    Boothbay Harbor

  • Letter to the Editor

    Near tragedy

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 2:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    On Monday, Dec. 1, my daughter in-law walked to Hannaford with my 2-year-old grandson in his stroller.

    As she attempted to cross the street, a 17-year-old driver failed to yield and struck the stroller. Thank heaven the toddler suffered only bruises but it could have been a tragedy. The driver stopped briefly and gave his name. My daughter in-law sent the driver on his way because she wanted to get my grandson to the hospital as soon as possible.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Labor laws and the 13th Amendment

    Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 4:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    Maine’s history with labor laws goes back before the thirteenth constitutional amendment. In 1636, on an island off the coast Maine fishermen led the first labor dispute and strike. Maine fishermen are still taking the lead in protecting their labor rights and the state’s need for the revenues they generate.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Happy and grateful Thanksgiving

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    I awoke to a town that was so beautiful with the coating of snow on Thanksgiving Day. I bundled up and grabbed my gear to begin shoveling in case I had to get out for one reason or another.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thanksgiving rescuers

    Monday, December 1, 2014 - 1:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    These days, instead of saying "I want to thank so and so for something" people call it "a shout out."

    I'd like to give a shout out to all the Central Maine Power crews, town police, fire department, volunteers, and especially, electrician extraordinaire Robin Reed; not to mention the Flagship Motel who helped me out at 5 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, and Gary Arsenault, who worked on the other units.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    We care

    Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 1:00pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    So sorry

    Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    People have been asking me about hats, mittens, scarves, etc. I am sorry to say since closing Centah of Attention, I have no access to things now. I do know the ladies are knitting, but not where they are distributing them. If I do get any of these items I will take them to the Congregational Church.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Truly touched

    Monday, November 24, 2014 - 1:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to thank all of the people who attended Neil’s celebration of life held on Oct. 18. I always knew that Neil was a kind and gentle man. But I was overwhelmed by all the people he touched, which was obvious by all the tributes as well as the number of people in attendance, paying their respects.

    The songs sung during the service were amazing. Pastor Wally Staples: Thank you very much for your part in making the service special.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Maine: Where life is full of gratitude

    Friday, November 28, 2014 - 4:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    It has been a long time since I made a list of things for which I am grateful to be shared on Thanksgiving day so bear with me as I venture forward.

    First, I am very happy that I do not live in Buffalo, New York where there is seven feet of snow and they call you “Buffalonians.”

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Slow learners

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Mariner cell tower

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:45am

    Dear Editor:

    The people of Boothbay and visitors to the area just lost a treasure of natural beauty and a feeling of serenity to the cost of technology (“Selectmen approve consent agreement for cell tower”). Can’t some things just be left alone.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Johnson thanks voters

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Thank you, voters.

    I am honored to continue as your State Senator from Lincoln County. It is a responsibility I take seriously, and will work hard to serve the people and communities of the district well. Thank you for placing your trust in me to represent you in Augusta.

  • Letter to the Editor

    The forgotten holiday

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    It seems as if winter has come a little earlier this year. Fall seems to be behind us now with the snow starting to fall. As I look around town I see decorations for Christmas already appearing.

    Certainly it is a wonderful holiday where we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. But it seems that many have forgotten about Thanksgiving. It is a day set aside each year to thank God for His blessing on us.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    How to reduce welfare

    Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Every wage earner’s hope is that their hard work will garner sufficient income to provide a decent standard of living. Workers want safe housing, medical care when it’s needed, education for their children so they can go on to earn a living, and a comfortable retirement when they become too aged to work. Sadly this is not always the case. When workers are underpaid, it is a hardship not only for the individual worker but also the community he or she lives in.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Big Dane’s Memorial 5k Walk/Run

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and love for all the efforts by many people before, during the day of Big Dane’s Memorial 5k Walk/Run.

    The time spent by all who went to businesses and individuals to collect money for Central Maine Community College Education Foundation so there can be a scholarship in our beloved son’s name, Dane A. Bonang, that will go on for more years then he would have lived that will now be established.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    I'm here for you

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 1:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    For everyone who supported me in the recent election, I owe you more than a simple “thank you.” There are far too many supporters to hug personally, but I want you all to know that I deeply appreciate your hard work and trust.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Candidate appreciates votes

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to thank the citizens who supported me and elected me as the new Lincoln County Register of Probate.

    It will be an honor to continue working for the citizens of Lincoln County.

    Catherine H. Moore

    Deputy Register of Probate

    Jefferson

  • Letter to the Editor

    Help needed at ice rink

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00am

    Dear Editor:

    It is that time again to start getting the Boothbay/Boothbay Harbor Community Ice Rink ready for the upcoming skating season. Volunteers are need this Sunday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m., to help put up the rink boards at the Boothbay Fire Station. Please bring your cordless tools. Coffee, hot cocoa and cookies will be served. For more information, or in the event of inclement weather, please check the "Boothbay/Boothbay Harbor Community Ice Rink" Facebook page for updates.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Working at Cove’s Edge

    Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Fine folks

    Monday, November 10, 2014 - 10:30am

    Dear Editor:

    We at Giles Rubbish wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who have contacted us regarding our recent fines at the Wiscasset Transfer Station. Sometimes we all tend to take it for granted how thoughtful and helpful our customers and our friends can be.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Silver linings in Maine

    Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Post election New York Times headlines led with “Wave of Anger,” “Negativity Wins,” and “The Tornado Election.” Maine headlines were similar, but in all states for those who worked so hard at getting out the vote and when so many were hoping for a change in the political landscape, the lack of change in Maine swooped in a cloud of exhaustion and sadness. I want to remind everyone that for every cloud of despair there is always a silver lining — even in Maine.

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  • Should public unions be LePage’s next target?

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    During this past midterm election, nationwide public and private sector employee unions desperately put everything they had, tens of millions of dollars in union member dues, into trying to defeat union/tax reform governors-elect Walker in Wisconsin, Kasich in Ohio, Scott in Florida, and Rauner in Illinois, and failed spectacularly. 

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dedicated election workers

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    The recent November 4th midterm election had a very high voter turnout in the Harbor. Absentee ballots continue to increase in popularity, increasing administrative workloads throughout the state. I’d like to recognize and thank the people that organized the election, set up the room, worked the polls all day and processed the ballots.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thank you public works

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    The warming effect of the ocean often helps us when a winter storm comes up the coast. This wasn’t the case Nov. 2. I don’t think many of us thought that this one was going to amount to too much but, it sure did. Thankfully we didn’t get as much heavy wet snow as downeast got, but we still received enough snow and high winds to bring down trees and power lines throughout Lincoln County.

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Great Halloween parade

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Without the support and enthusiasm of our community, CLICK’s annual Halloween Parade would indeed not be possible! We estimated that the crowd this year was approximately 500 children and adults, possibly our largest ever, an amazing sight to see walking the streets of Boothbay Harbor! We want to say thank you to all the businesses we know of who provided candy and other treats for our kids:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Trunk or treat

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I wanted to say a huge thank you to the community for participating in Boothbay Baptist Church's annual Trunk or Treat event — a wonderful success this year again!

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Clean Election initiative

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Veterans Day

    Monday, November 3, 2014 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Veterans Day is a day to be thankful for the many blessings we have. We owe them all to our veterans.

    Thanksgiving Day would have a whole new meaning if not for the sacrifices of our many veterans.

    Remember this: All gave some and some gave all. Thank a veteran today before you are too late. You will be glad you did.

    God bless all of our veterans, past, present and future.

    God bless America.

    Munro Dodge

  • Letter to the Editor

    The VA gives back in many ways

    Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 7:00am

    Dear Editor:
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald recently told the Baltimore Sun, that not only does the VA provide healthcare for almost 9 million veterans, but also its research has led to advances in medical care and training generally unrecognized. In the article, it was stated that few people understand that VA medical professionals:

    • Pioneered and developed modern electronic medical records.
    • Developed the implantable cardiac pacemaker.
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  • Letter to the Editor

    Volunteers have more fun

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Laughing and making friends while helping your neighbors is what volunteering is all about. "To give is to receive" is true. It's wonderful therapy.

    And whether it is volunteering at the St. Andrews campus, the Gregory Wing at St. Andrews Village, or St. Andrews Auxiliary Thrift Shop, the St. Andrews Auxiliary is helping LincolnHealth and all the other nonprofit healthcare providers in the Boothbay region to deliver the best possible care — here at home.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    DaPonte concert

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    What a special time was enjoyed when the DaPonte String Quartet performed its first concert of the season at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Boothbay Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 25. In case you missed it, the quartet's next concert will be a Christmas concert at St. Columba's on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Appreciates the celebration

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I want to sincerely thank you my friends, family members and neighbors for joining the birthday celebration for myself and my nephew, Larry Johnson. The outpouring of kindness, goodwill, and birthday wishes touched our hearts more than you could know.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Kindness and hugs

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:00am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Elect Bellows

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Washington is corrupt. A study has proven that voters have zero influence because federal government policies are determined by big donors. We get what they want. Pervasive legal bribery sweeps up even good politicians of both parties. The bumper sticker advice “Don't vote. It just encourages them” solves nothing.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Vote no on bond question 4

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Voting for Johnson

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:15am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Garden helpers

    Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:45am

    Dear Editor:

    The Boothbay Region Community Garden group would like to thank Mr. Gorey, advisor at Boothbay Region High School, and the ninth grade students who participated in putting our garden “to bed.”

    Their help was invaluable and we appreciate their hard work and great attitudes.

    We welcome them and their families to join us next year as we start our growing season anew.

    Kriss Rubio and Enid Johnson

  • Letter to the Editor

    Write in Catherine Moore

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Lincoln County voters have elected me every four years as Register of Probate since 1987. I am asking that your write in Catherine H. Moore as Register of Probate on Nov. 4. 

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Bill Coombs, Independent

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:15am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Write in Gottlieb

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Join me on Election Day and vote for write-in candidate Stephen Gottlieb for Lincoln County Register of Probate.

    I’ve known Stephen for decades, and know him to have the integrity, intelligence and work ethic to do the job exceptionally well. Stephen has the right sort of experience from his years at Industrial Safety and Supply and Carousel Marina, as well as having run two successful small businesses — Small Boat Works, and now the Center Café.

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