Letters

  • 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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  • Letter to the Editor

    Arctic winter

    Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    I am writing about one of the strangest and worst winters I have ever seen since I have lived here at Ocean Point.

    Only two months ago, in late December, we had a green Christmas, 50 degree temperatures, completely bare ground and it was like April or Easter.

    But, of course, we knew that couldn't last too long, with winter here. It was pretty easy going until Jan, 27 when we got walloped with one of the biggest January blizzards.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Living stronger after Livestrong

    Monday, March 2, 2015 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Four consecutive winters have come and gone, chasing four different medical issues with my husband. If it were not for our primary care physician, Dr. Alamo, with his watchful eyes and expert knowledge, I am not sure I’d be writing a letter of success.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Immeasurable values in education

    Monday, March 2, 2015 - 7:00am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Wimpy language

    Friday, February 27, 2015 - 3:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    I am one of those terrible grammar grouses who deplore the sapping of strength from the English language. I note that in current political utterances, local, state, federal, even global, the highest praise we can give our countrymen, that is, the expression of greatest virtue and worth, is "hard-working." Hard-working American middle class, hard-working Maine families, etc., etc.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Lucky to have had Chaousis

    Friday, February 27, 2015 - 8:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dedicated to safety

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 9:00am

    Dear Editor:

    We would like to commend the town of Boothbay for its diligent efforts and performance during this winter of near record snow and harsh conditions. Under James Chaousis' wise leadership, each department has operated at peak capacity and performance.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Working without a contract

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:15am

    Dear Editor:

    I read the following piece to the CSD School Committee at its Jan. 13, 2015 meeting:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Donate to bottle drive

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 8:15am

    Dear Editor:

    I am now one year cancer free. This town helped me so much while I was sick, that now I want to help families who attend Maine children's cancer program for their chemo and everything else.

    I am holding a bottle drive to raise money to purchase gas cards for families, as gas to and from Scarborough once or more a week can get pricey.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Simplified or not simplified

    Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00am

    Dear Editor:

    At the first budget public hearing, Richard Rosen, former Maine member of Maine’s corporate American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and newly appointed Commissioner of Finance, reiterated the phrases “simplified” and “for the people” during his presentation.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Attend the clean election conference

    Monday, February 23, 2015 - 8:15am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Hopes governor's plan is rejected

    Friday, February 20, 2015 - 9:30am

    Dear Editor:

    The governor's tax proposal scares me.

    Towns without large nonprofits will have to increase their property tax.

    Not bad for the wealthy who bought shorefront property and can afford it. Not so good for the elderly and families who inherited property several generations ago.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Professional job on story

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 1:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    Al and I would like to take the time to praise Bill Pearson for the professional way in which he conducted his interview with us and the sensitivity in which he wrote our story (East Boothbay couple found love planning 50th reunion).

  • Letter to the Editor

    Great opportunity

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:45am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Thank you to our churches

    Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 8:15am

    Dear Editor:

    Souper Bowl of Caring took place on Sunday, Feb. 1 with 11 local churches participating. Members and friends brought gifts of non-perishable food and money to their places of worship. Baskets, totes and bags were filled within the walls of our beautiful spiritual meeting places, later to be delivered to The Boothbay Region Food Pantry.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    We will fix the problem

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 1:45pm

    Dear Editor:

    This letter is in response to the Feb. 12 article, "Maine CDC cites local inn for open sewage."

    I believe the article concerning the "open drum for sewage" is a little misleading, suggesting that this was an overboard discharge system as opposed to a pump station. The article mentions the pipes that discharge sewage into the barrel, but does not mention the pump that pumps the sewage into the town sewer system.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Come to the fundraiser

    Monday, February 16, 2015 - 3:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    Due to the snowstorm and blizzard warnings on Valentine's Day, the Boothbay Region Health and Wellness Foundation canceled the potluck supper, auction and first public presentation of the proposal for a new regional healthcare center.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thank you, Hannaford

    Monday, February 16, 2015 - 9:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Thank you to Hannaford for all your efforts on our behalf to provide even better service, food and, as always, a place to say hello to our friends and neighbors.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    One man’s fraud causes fear and death

    Monday, February 16, 2015 - 9:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Clarification of MCEDD

    Monday, February 16, 2015 - 9:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Following two recent articles in the Boothbay Register which discussed Lincoln County and Midcoast Economic Development District (MCEDD) it is necessary to provide some clarification for your readers.

    Lincoln County is a member of MCEDD and Commissioner Blodgett and two other Lincoln County members sit on the Executive Committee of MCEDD. Lincoln County also has six members on the 29-member board.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    A man I looked up to

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 9:30am

    Dear Editor:

    He was the embodiment of a man’s man, came back from many defeats. And he kept on trucking.

    He breathed his last breath, only to begin his next winning chapter on the other side.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Rebuilding Together Day deadline fast approaching

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 2:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    With yet another storm looming, it is hard to believe that spring is just around the corner, but preparations are underway for Rebuilding Together Day, to be held this year on Saturday, May 9. That is the day when scores of skilled and caring volunteers will gather to help community members in need of some assistance keep their homes warm, safe and in good repair.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Railway Village would be taxed, too

    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    I hope the community will also add Boothbay Railway Village to the list of area nonprofits likely to be affected by the governor’s proposed tax. The museum is situated on four lots currently valued at $436,600 by the town of Boothbay. Two of the four lots are currently assessed as vacant land. It is clear that the museum, along with all area nonprofits, should expect that the towns under this law would seek to revisit the tax value of our properties.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Zero prosperity for the majority of Maine

    Monday, February 9, 2015 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    I support public works

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    It has been brought to my attention that there have been a few hurtful, disparaging comments made on social media lately criticizing the efforts of Boothbay Harbor’s Public Works Department. I am saddened and disappointed that in a community that is so supportive of each other and so willing to chip in and help our neighbors, that there are a select few who prefer to tear people down.

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  • Thank you, educators

    Friday, February 6, 2015 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Joining the fundraising for the CBS 13 WGME School Spirit Challenge, the Boothbay Region Education Association (BREA) has given $300 to further fuel Boothbay Region High School’s contribution to the charity Good Shepherd Food Bank as we race for first place and the coveted Spirit Cup Trophy against the other eight high schools participating.

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