Letters

  • 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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  • Letter to the Editor

    Why wasn't Chaousis rehired?

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 8:45pm

    Dear Editor:

    It is a big disappointment that the town of Boothbay is losing its town manager, Jim Chaousis, as he moves on to accept a job offer from the City of Rockland. I know my family wishes them all the best in their new surroundings.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Retaining quality teachers not likely under proposed contract

    Monday, February 2, 2015 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

    The Boothbay-Boothbay Harbor Board failed to reach an agreement with the teachers on the future of public education in Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor, choosing instead to have a judicial panel and hire the board legal counsel, all at the expense of the taxpayer, to discuss the now expired teacher contract.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Shoveling for community service

    Monday, February 2, 2015 - 4:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    While driving through town to get groceries on Sunday, I noticed the men from the water district shoveling out the fire hydrants. It came to me how many hours they spend doing that after each storm.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Poverty disappeared once – let’s do it again

    Monday, February 2, 2015 - 7:45am

    Dear Editor:

    That poverty disappeared is hard to believe, but true. Not here in the United States (U.S.), where elections are won by how much we can condemn those receiving benefits, but in Manitoba, Canada during the 1970s.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Guns and freedom don't go hand in hand

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

    It's hard to talk rationally with some gun people about gun safety. They immediately go into a cocoon of irrationality, paranoia and misinformation.

    I was never much involved in gun issues until Newtown. Like the rest of the nation, I looked for some answers: How did this massacre of 20 kids happen and what needed to be done to ensure it would never again happen? The NRA head had an answer: more guns in the classrooms. Arm the teachers.

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  • 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

    Dear Editor:

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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