Letters

  • Letter to the Editor

    Historical society’s role

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    I'd like to correct a presumption made by Richard Plunkett in his recent letter (“Thrilled about Kenniston effort,” Sept. 18 edition).

    The Boothbay Region Historical Society is in no way involved with saving the Kenniston house at Boothbay Center.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Don't silence the music

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 5:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    What a disappointment I felt after reading the article on outdoor music in the Register's Aug. 28 issue. I have come to Boothbay Harbor on vacation for over 25 years. Some of my fondest memories involve listening, from afar, to music in the evening.

    For two years, we rented a huge house on Atlantic Avenue, not far from the Rocktide Inn. I remember listening with pleasure to the music coming from the inn even though it was after 10 p.m.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Taxpayers content to pay living wage gap

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Everywhere people are discussing inequality that results from the impact of excessive CEO payrolls. Discussions include unequal taxation and widening wealth gap — not poverty wages that increase executive wealth.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Defeat LePage

    Monday, September 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    In last week's Register, a well written letter supported Mr. Cutler. I believe both of LePage's opponents are well qualified and I will end up voting for whichever candidate is best positioned to defeat him.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Anybody but LePage

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I’m an energy engineer and in the alternative energy business. The governor’s policies and actions have been very detrimental to my business and to the natural ecology of the state. He has vetoed our state's renewable energy incentive program, making us the only state in the northeast without an incentive program.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Re: Allāhu Akbar

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

    In response to Fred Nehring’s letter (Allāhu Akbar, Aug. 28), let’s set the record straight. Allāhu Akbar is a religious exclamation perverted by radical Islamic terrorists to somehow lend credence to their hatred. In their sick and twisted minds, it justifies the wanton murder and destruction done in the name of their god.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Join the LIVESTRONG program

    Friday, September 12, 2014 - 1:00pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thrilled about Kenniston effort

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 1:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I can’t tell you how thrilled I am of the possibility of saving Kenniston Hill Inn. It is long overdue that our local historical society start a historical house program, which I suggested about 10 years ago. It is time to give awareness to homes and businesses who maintain their historic buildings, before they are gone forever. We have lost enough!

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Time to move on

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00am

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to thank all the wonderful people of the Boothbay region that connected with me over the last three years in my role as Community Navigator for the Boothbay Region Community Resources. Your community embraced and supported me as well as the people I served.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Vote for Shenna Bellows

    Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    The Camerons’ letter (Wiscasset Newspaper, Sept. 4) was excellent. It stuck the right note of the urgent need for political change. Keeping the Camerons’ nautical metaphor (“Collins has lost her anchor”), I concur, and I would add: Sen. Susan Collins has lost her direction and is drifting away from her mooring through compromise and the status quo.

    Status quo goes nowhere; it means stuck in “same old.” Collins is heading us for the rocks.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Excellent response to accident

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:30am

    Dear Editor:

    I was traveling south on Route 27 Friday morning when an Edgecomb Fire Truck blocked the road at River Road. I turned left, soon found a Boothbay employee at a detour sign. One more turn and a Boothbay Harbor Fire Truck was blocking Route 27 North. I continued south.

    There was excellent coordination among the towns to direct traffic around this incident.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Great work

    Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Many thanks to the Boothbay Region Health and Wellness Foundation members for their countless hours, paperwork, trips to Augusta and beyond, seeking and finding legal representation all in the name of helping our community.

    May you be successful in your hard work and dedication.

    Marie Snow
    Boothbay Harbor

  • Letter to the Editor

    Great service

    Monday, September 8, 2014 - 2:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    I am a summer resident and I was having trouble getting my mail forwarded from my post office box in Lynchburg, Virginia. Postmaster Lesley A. Blethen of Boothbay Harbor worked on my behalf above and beyond any normal expectations. She was successful! We are so fortunate to have Postmaster Lesley!

    Paul Whitehead Jr.

    Boothbay Harbor

  • Letter to the Editor

    Foundation seeks good PR person

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

    The Boothbay Health and Wellness Foundation started out as a grassroots effort to save St. Andrews Hospital. Now we have evolved into a nonprofit corporation. Our purpose is: “To promote the health and wellness of all residents, visitors and those who have ties to the Boothbay region.” Our mission is: “To keep our community healthy and informed.”

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  • Letter to the Editor

    A child can do it

    Monday, September 8, 2014 - 12:45pm

    Dear Editor:

    It is true that a child can balance the federal budget. It is a simple mathematical problem. Here is what we need, here is what we have, and subtracting what we have from what we need gives us the revenue gap. Word problems like this begin as young as first or second grade. Jeffrey Dorfman shares how this simple word problem remains the same at the University of Georgia, in a 2013 Forbes article.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Bad water main failure

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    On Friday, Sept. 5 the Boothbay Region Water District experienced the worst water main failure in recent history, leaving many residents and businesses in Boothbay Harbor temporarily without water pressure. The break occurred on Pear Street and at its height was discharging approximately 30,000 gallons-per-minute.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Praise for LiveStrong program

    Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:15am

    Dear Editor:

    I wish to thank Andy Hamblett and the Y for supporting the LiveStrong at the Y program for cancer survivors. It was a totally awesome and inspirational experience for me.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Support Kenniston Hill Inn effort

    Friday, September 12, 2014 - 7:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Kudos to Susan Brackett and her committee for their efforts to raise funds to save the Kenniston Hill Inn from demolition. As one of the peninsula's most historic buildings, the need to preserve it is critical, and the coordination to spearhead such a cause is immense. Raising the funds to move it is certainly challenging. I am assisting Susan as much as I can. I hope the communities of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Edgecomb and Southport will do the same.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Football supporters

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 9:00am

    Dear Editor:

    We would like to thank Ralph Najim from Coastal Car Wash for all of his help with fundraising efforts with the Boothbay Seahawks Football team; your generosity and kindness is wonderful.  

    We would like to also thank Kari and Ron Babcock for all of the help with fundraising by holding our car wash at Good 'N You. We appreciate your participation in supporting the Boothbay Seahawks football team.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Gubernatorial pondering

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 9:00am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Appreciates the support

    Monday, September 8, 2014 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    On behalf of Crescent Chapter #54 OES, I want to thank the members and the public for their support this past year with our suppers and indoor yard sale. You have made it possible for us to donate to charities in the area and beyond.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    St. Andrews Free Bed Fund

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    For over 75 years, the St. Andrews Free Bed Fund has provided assistance to worthy local residents to help them pay their hospital bills.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Is this local news?

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 5:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    As I picked up my weekly editions of the two local papers this week, I casually glanced at the front page of the Register to see what had happened on the peninsula since last Thursday.

    Wow! An above the fold, front page story about Bill Clinton and Michaud firing up Dems at a rally.

    Darn, I must have picked up a copy of the Portland Press Herald by mistake! How did that happen.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thank you Barbara Rumsey

    Friday, September 5, 2014 - 6:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    How many people get to meet a fourth-cousin that they did not know existed? I did and I am profoundly grateful to Barbara Rumsey and the Boothbay Region Historical Society for providing me the opportunity to meet a person who shares the same great-great-grandfather.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Saddened by bear baiting

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 9:30am

    Dear Editor:

    As someone who cherishes the Maine woods and its wildlife, it saddens me that our state has become the last bastion of trapping, hounding and baiting of bears. (See “Bear baiting referendum returns to ballot this fall” in the Sept. 4 issue.)

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  • Letter to the Editor

    In support of Chris Johnson

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 3:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    I am honored to write about Sen. Chris Johnson, one of our most impressive state legislators.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Let ‘Redskins’ go

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Back in the 1960s, I was a Sanford High School Redskin. None of us gave it a thought then. But, in truth, that was never an acceptable term; it’s just that Maine’s Indians had no voice then.

    Now we have no excuse. (And if you think differently, take this simple test: Would you call an Indian a Redskin to his or her face?)

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Vote for Bellows

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Although I have long respected Sen. Susan Collins, I am afraid she has lost her anchor. Without Olympia Snowe's strong brake on extremism, Sen. Collins seems to me to be slipping into the Tea Party view of vital issues.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Questions for Lincoln County Healthcare

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 3:00pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Kamenstein children

    Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:45am

    Dear Editor:

    The Kamenstein children of Treasure Island recently donated their time and energy into setting up a lemonade stand to benefit the library. There were cookies, brownies and grapes (for the health conscious!) for sale, as well as mints for everyone that contributed. Ella, Van, Jack and Kate donated all proceeds ($36.15) to the Children’s Room of Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    No local musicians for 250th?

    Friday, August 29, 2014 - 7:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    It saddens me to have to write a letter again about musicians in our area.

    Why did the organizers have to get musicians from out of the area to entertain during the 250th celebration? I can name at least 10 great musicians living in the town of Boothbay and some great bands as well — and that's not counting those in Boothbay Harbor or Southport.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Invite debate here

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 9:00am

    Dear Editor:

    We have a great opportunity to stage a gubernatorial debate right here. Last week Gov. Paul LePage pulled out of a scheduled debate in Kittery, and he has declined one hosted by the Sun Journal in Lewiston for September, along with invitations by the Bangor Chamber of Commerce and MPBN. In each case, Mike Michaud follows. Independent Eliot Cutler has accepted all along.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Adhere to noise ordinance

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 3:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    It was ironic that many people at Monday night’s Boothbay Harbor selectmen’s meeting apparently failed to hear why Rocktide’s summer-long alleged abuse of the town’s noise ordinance was being discussed, instead choosing to interpret it as some sort of attack against music in general. It was not.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Appreciates the support

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Pope Francis is left out

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:15am

    Dear Editor:

    Have we given the right for politicians to refuse to acknowledge the value of a man of God, or even the next war hero if he should say the wrong thing from the politician’s view? Suddenly medals require political agreement or are not awarded. Where is honor in democracy?

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Kudos

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Kudos to all the volunteers involved with Boothbay’s 250th Anniversary Celebration. Both the clambake and pig roast were wonderful; so much food. Also, great music. Thanks for a fun weekend.

    Chris Reed and Ken Woods
    Boothbay Harbor

  • Letter to the Editor

    ‘Carmina Burana’ concerts

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Fantastic is my word to describe the two performances of “Carmina Burana.”

    at the Congregational Church in Boothbay Harbor performed by the Lincoln Festival Chorus.

    The difficulty of such a piece is hard to describe. Let it be said that a chorus that is able to sing in multiple languages, none of which is known to the singer, takes incredible effort on the part of the chorus as well as the director Maestro Antolini. Both should be highly applauded.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    What ‘Redskin’ really means

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Here in Maine we are the first state in the country to have a truth and reconciliation commission about our history with native children in the child welfare system. Not only is that historic, but it has also been eye opening for me, as a Mainer of European descent.

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  • Allāhu Akbar

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Setting the domestic police on a war footing, as demonstrated with the news coming out of Ferguson, is setting off alarms among those of us who value our liberty.  But the police reaction, in hindsight, is understandable.  With the country awash with unregulated weaponry, some in law enforcement might take a shoot-first-and-ask-questions-later stance.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Nice stay on the island

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 9:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Journey to Thailand

    Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:30pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    School meal nutrition

    Monday, August 25, 2014 - 8:30am

    Dear Editor:

    AOS 98 school cafeterias have continued to meet tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Cuckolds: Back to its former glory

    Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Smiles

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    I was recently fortunate to participate in the “Day Out With Thomas” at the Railway Village on Friday and Saturday, August 15 and 16. On Friday, I drove the tractor for the “Barrel Train” and on Saturday, the tractor for the “Hay Ride.”

    The things that struck me the most were the smiles of the children and the smiles of the parents and grandparents while watching, taking pictures and riding. It made my days. The power of a smile is unlimited.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Let's make it happen

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 7:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Kudos to Susan Brackett for spearheading an initiative to save Kenniston Hill Inn. I’m not alone in feeling sad, bewildered and frustrated about the impending loss of this historic landmark that graces the entrance to our town, and now we have a possibility of preventing its destruction.

    I will contribute to the effort to raise the $78,000 needed to relocate the building to the Railway Village, and I urge local residents and visitors to do the same.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Parking woes in Damariscotta

    Friday, August 22, 2014 - 7:30am

    Dear Editor:

    I am glad to say that almost every summer for nearly 30 years my wife and I, and family have enjoyed coming to the Boothbay-Damariscotta area to stay at my in-laws’ cottage on the river in Edgecomb. (And this current summer was no exception!) We love it!

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Heroic Cuckolds Lighthouse keepers

    Monday, August 18, 2014 - 9:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Cuckolds modern-day lighthouse keepers, Dan and Barb Aube, performed their first “search and rescue” on Tuesday night, Aug. 12. We scheduled private transport to take Andersen Windows photography crew off the Cuckolds Island after their 7-hour photo/video shoot.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thanks to mystery man

    Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Thank you to the “Mystery Man” who came to my rescue when I fell/tripped onto the road pavement on Route 96.

    He quickly positioned his car so that southbound vehicles would not run over me. The northbound cars stopped and I think there was additional help cleaning up plants, a plant stand and pottery from the road. You all are added to the list of unsung heroes that I was going to commend for their support and aid in recent tragedies. I am eternally grateful.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Healthcare costs too much already

    Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:15am

    Dear Editor:

    The State has mandated that LincolnHealth keep the urgent care center open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Children of Eden a wonderful production

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

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