Letters

  • Letter to the Editor

    The NRA and ISIS

    Friday, January 30, 2015 - 1:30pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Appreciates rescuers

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    I am writing to express my deep gratitude for all the expertise and assistance I received after my car spun out while traveling west on Route 96 during the early snow fall on Saturday, Jan.24.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    YMCA Tree of Giving

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 1:45pm

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Clean Elections petition submitted

    Monday, January 26, 2015 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    NRA's gun safety programs

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:15am

    Dear Editor:

    Many of the organizations within the Second Amendment debate refer to themselves as “gun safety” advocates. I, and many of your readers, know that this is simply not true. If these groups and their members were truly interested in promoting firearm safety then they would join the NRA in its efforts in that area.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Father-Daughter Dance

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:30am

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone involved in making the Jan. 23 Aloha Father Daughter Dance a beautiful success and memorable evening:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Comments and a question about boats

    Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    A number of years ago Shenandoah was towed from Martha’s Vineyard to Boothbay Harbor Shipyard for a period of yard work. The tow took place in mid-December and arrived in Boothbay Harbor 20 or so hours later.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Act with honor

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 8:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Often we tell our children to make sure everything they do in life is honorable. We say this even as we internally acknowledge that not all of our own actions were honorable.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Re: Rhetorical questions

    Monday, January 26, 2015 - 7:15am

    Dear Editor:

    I must say that Mr. York Fischer’s "Two rhetorical questions" (Letters, Jan. 22) seem, to me, rather silly. As though we have armed bands of intruders roaming around at 3 a.m. breaking into our houses.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Wow, wow, wow

    Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Just read the article by Staff Reporter Katrina Clark titled “What’s being planned at the Boothbay Harbor Country Club.” All I can say is “Wow, wow, wow”!

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Failure of national gun control

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 3:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    In light of the “homegrown” terrorist attack in Paris and recent “anti-gun/gun control” letters to the editor, one must ask, “How can guns be kept out of the possession, use and/or control of those who would do harm to others?”

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Enforcing gun laws

    Monday, January 19, 2015 - 1:45pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Homes First and life later

    Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:45am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Two rhetorical questions

    Monday, January 19, 2015 - 2:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    After reading the letters to the editor from Fred Rotondaro and Fred Nehring, I would ask only two, of many, (rhetorical) questions:

    1. If you heard intruders in your home nearing your bedroom at 3 a.m., would you rather have a phone or a firearm?

    2. Can you tell me how many of the school and other mass-killers over the past years were NRA members? (I don't know either, but I can guess and be fairly accurate.)

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Fair play on property

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

    A message to (Boothbay Harbor) Town Manager Tom Woodin: I believe if a person holds a position that he or she might give guidance to do the right thing to correct a bad situation, it is his or her obligation to do so, regardless if he or she dislikes the person benefiting.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Take on abortion, not gun control

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 9:15am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Firearm purchases

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:45am

    Dear Editor:

    To read Mr. Rotondaro’s letter (Jan. 8 edition), you might think America needs a background check system for firearm purchases. The truth is America already has a background check system called NICS, but the anti-Second Amendment crowd has never let the truth stand in the way.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Fundraiser is successful

    Monday, January 19, 2015 - 1:30pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Re: Call for sense and reason

    Friday, January 16, 2015 - 9:45am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Cartoon

    Je suis Charlie

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 9:15am

    Robert Rose of Edgecomb submitted this cartoon in response to the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Horses are older

    Monday, January 12, 2015 - 9:45am

    Dear Editor:

    In response to Mr. Bokros’ letter regarding the possible use of the Pony Express to speed up delivery times of the Boothbay Register to Florida; I feel his suggestion would probably not work. You see, the horses have gotten a lot older by now.

    Happy New Year!

    Dick King

    Boothbay Harbor and St. Helena Island, South Carolina

  • Letter to the Editor

    Free passes

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Nicia and I enjoy visiting the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland and the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, and we visit for free because the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library offers two free passes to both museums. Yes! All you need to do is visit or call the library and reserve the passes. There are two passes for each museum, and you can reserve for one day at a time. 

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Taxes, minimum wage and revenue

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Gov. LePage has been very happy these past few weeks, yet his proposed budget looks doomed when compared to the positive change in California this December. LePage is more fun to watch when smiling so I hope he pays attention to these revealing economic realities.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thank you from the Rice family

    Friday, January 9, 2015 - 8:30am

    Dear Editor:

    "Thank you" just doesn't seem like enough. It's impossible to put into words how grateful we are to our community and beyond, but we will try our best to do just so.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Defend our rights

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    As evidenced by recent letters in this publication, the push for gun control is back on the front burner. Like Maine’s battle to preserve its bear hunting heritage and maintain the population by the best means appropriate, this will be another hard fight. The groups that are behind this newest push for gun control are very like the HSUS that we saw lead the charge in the bear referendum.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Bring back the Pony Express

    Friday, January 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I subscribed to the Boothbay Register for a period of more than 40 years. In the summer it is delivered to our home on Barters Island, and the rest of the year to where ever we are as a result of having to make a living. Now, that I am retired, it is being mailed to Sarasota, Florida.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Safe on New Year's Eve

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:30am

    Dear Editor:

    The following businesses made it possible to provide patrons a safe ride home on New Year's Eve: McSeagull’s, Pier One Pizza, Robinson's Wharf, Mr. C's, China By The Sea, Herringbone's, Boat House Bistro, Tiny's Taxi, Stan's Boothbay Taxi, Richard's Riverside, BoBo's Coastal Cabs and Federal Distributors.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Penguin Plunge

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:
    On Jan. 1, 2015, the BRYMCA held the 13th annual Penguin Plunge. The Penguin Plunge is a fundraiser to support the Y’s second grade Learn to Swim Program. The Edgecomb Eddy School and Boothbay Region Elementary School participate in the Learn to Swim Program. This year’s plunge was held in recognition of Sue Burge, a phenomenal community leader and volunteer.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Memorable stop

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 6:00am

    Dear Editor:

    On our annual return to Florida, we routinely visit family and friends and make a few side trips. This year, having read of the opening of the Ground Zero Museum, we decided to brave the intimidating New York City traffic and visit the memorial and the museum. It was an inspiring site.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    New Hope's Wish Tree

    Friday, January 9, 2015 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    New Hope for Women’s appreciation for our community contributions and participation in our holiday Wish Tree remains undiminished. As many are aware, victims of domestic violence in our community go without proper food, shelter and essential needs every day due to a variety of factors including injuries, job loss and divorce.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Happy New Year

    Monday, January 5, 2015 - 1:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    To all my friends, fans and well wishers, thank you for all of your cards and gifts. I am looking forward to a spring shopping spree and healing my sore arm.

    It gives me great pleasure to continue to serve the Boothbay region as the unofficial greeter and ambassador to all of our region’s visitors, families and friends.

    Best wishes in 2015.

    Miss Pig

    Wiscasset Road

  • Letter to the Editor

    What’s wrong with making too much money?

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Call for sense and reason

    Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 4:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    In my recent letters to the editor I have not proposed any specific law or policy to address the epidemic of gun violence that ravages our country. My purpose in writing was to point out the effects of our ultra-liberal gun laws and highlight the difficulty in simply having a conversation about keeping illegal guns out of the hands of individuals who present a danger to themselves or others.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Letter lacks logic

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 8:15am

    Dear Editor:

    The letter from Linc Sample (Dec. 18 issue) attacking Fred Nehring for his liberal gun views is sadly full of inaccuracies and totally lacking any logic.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    A blessing

    Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 2:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    Thank you to all of "the angels" who have made this season special for me. You are a blessing.

    Janice Newell

    Boothbay Harbor

  • Letter to the Editor

    Great comfort

    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 1:45pm

    Dear Editor:

    The family of the late Cynthia Brown Manner extends heartfelt thanks to everyone whose recent visits, calls, thoughts, and gifts were a great comfort to Cynthia and those around her. Cyn’s final days were made warmer and happier by the presence of kind friends.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Re: Battleships in Boothbay

    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

    A picture similar to the one in the Register (Dec. 25) can be found in the "Islands Of Mid-Maine Coast" written by Charles B. McLane, page 99. Caption of picture states "North American Fleet off Squirrel Island1913; the ships' officers were ashore on the island playing tennis."

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  • Letter to the Editor

    St. Andrews Auxiliary and Miles League

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Once again it is my great privilege to thank and recognize the members of the Miles League and the St. Andrews Auxiliary for their dedication and hard work in support of our organizations.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Looking into the future is highly overrated

    Monday, December 29, 2014 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    If I looked into a crystal ball last year, I doubt I would have seen the events that have unfolded and our response to them. The future is seen as bright and hopeful and yet in just one year what I learned and what has been uncovered in the press and unfolded on our border and in every state has been eye opening and heart wrenching.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thank you, Emily

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    During the Christmas season we were greeted with music at every turn by our children and grandchildren in the Y-Arts programs. Kiddie Choir at the Opera House, Singathon on Channel 7, the Arts for All performance in the Field House, another concert at the Congo Church — all led by our hugely talented Y-Arts and Humanities Director Emily Mirable.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Another great year

    Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 7:45am

    Dear Editor:

    The sun has set and the thousands of tiny lights have come on at the Opera House. I am alone, for a moment, with the doors for tonight’s (Dec. 22) Community Potluck opening in an hour. There is a special peace and beauty inside this old Opera House at this moment, and yet it resonates with the sounds and sights of the season.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    ‘Inn’ the family

    Monday, December 22, 2014 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Caregiver Credit needs support

    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    With Maine’s population continuing to lead the nation in octogenarians, many hard working Mainers are leaving earning careers to provide much-needed care to their aging partners, parents and loved ones. But by responding to the immediate needs of their family, caregivers are not only losing their income, they are giving up contributing to their own Social Security and their retirement, as well.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Re: Liberal guns laws

    Friday, December 19, 2014 - 8:30am

    Dear Editor:

    I should not be surprised by Fred Nehring’s letter last week. True to form, he uses falsehoods, misinformation and sensationalism to try and bolster a very tired argument. Taking a particularly reprehensible page from the anti-gun lobby playbook, he evoked the memory of the children and adults slain in the tragedy in Sandy Hook to further a political agenda.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Hard work on Kenniston

    Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:30am

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Susan Brackett (Kenniston Hill Inn move).

    Congratulations! It wasn't a miracle. It was the culmination of lot of hard work and dedication.

    Allan and Sarah Strouss

  • Letter to the Editor

    Collins works for Maine?

    Friday, December 19, 2014 - 8:15am

    Dear Editor:

    The Continuing Resolution just passed by Congress has something for everyone. For Sen. Susan Collins, it was an opportunity reward the transportation industry who generously contributed to her campaign. She did this by liberalizing the hours truck drivers can spend on the road.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Gifts given and gifts received

    Friday, December 19, 2014 - 8:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • 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

    Boothbay is truly full of treasures

    Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:15am

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to extend a very big thank you to all who participated in the 2014 Giving Tuesday initiative for the Boothbay peninsula.

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