Letters

  • 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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  • Letter to the Editor

    Re: Woodchucks

    Monday, August 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
    Dear Editor:
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  • Letter to the Editor

    Underage drinking

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    A note of appreciation

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 4:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    On Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, Wiscasset was honored to be the host town for Wings Over Wiscasset.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thanks for birthday wishes

    Monday, August 18, 2014 - 2:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    We never would have believed that so many people who saw the write up on Charlie Hull’s 97th birthday would send so many cards.

    He got over 40, not only from locals but from those all over Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Virginia, Ohio, Florida and California.

    Some didn't know us but wanted to make him happy. His wife read them to him several times and he keeps them beside his chair and looks at them.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Two class acts

    Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 7:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thank you

    Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:30am

    Dear Editor:

    My wife and I would like to thank Fire Chief Spofford and his men, as well as the fire crews of the Harbor, Edgecomb, Southport, Newcastle and Wiscasset, and the ambulance crew for their extraordinary skills and speed last Monday. Not only did they extinguish our barn and woods fire, protecting two neighbors, but they saved our home and garage as well. Everyone was so kind and reassuring while at the same time working with speed and efficiency.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    The family of Keegan Spear

    Friday, August 15, 2014 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Words cannot express how grateful we are for the kindness shown to us during our sorrow. Difficult times like this remind us of how lucky we are to have family, friends and co-workers like we do, and how lucky we are to live in such a caring and generous community.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Re: Powder Hill Memorial

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

    In response to the letter concerning the status of the plaque placed near Powder Hill by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1941 (shortly before Pearl Harbor Day), the plaque reads:

    "Sons of this town let this of you be said, that you who are living are worthy of your dead."

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  • Letter to the Editor

    In the beginning

    Monday, August 11, 2014 - 2:00pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Why I support Chris Johnson

    Monday, August 11, 2014 - 12:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    I am grateful to Sen. Chris Johnson for many things: his sensible and sensitive grasp of issues which affect us all, as well as his lucid analyses of the issues in his weekly columns in our local newspapers.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Two children: Both runaways from danger

    Monday, August 18, 2014 - 7:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Imagine a man who flees his home because of its danger, and years later throws out a child who has done the same. Neither one checked to find their birth certificate before they fled the danger. Both had great potential.

    The United States has taken thousands of refugee children (unaccompanied minors) and supported their raising by foster families and benefited from large numbers who completed high school and four-year college degrees.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Vote for Michaud and Johnson

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 2:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    Bad politicians get elected by good people who don’t vote.

    “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.” (Confucius 551 B.C.)

    Compassion is born of a brave consciousness and strong will. Some politicians have it.

    That’s why I support Mike Michaud and Chris Johnson.

    Herb Smith
    Newcastle

  • Letter to the Editor

    No gubernatorial debate?

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Why won't Gov. Paul LePage and Congressman Mike Michaud agree to debate Eliot Cutler? Cutler says he'll make himself available any time, anywhere, to debate the issues and his proposed solutions to Maine's problems. LePage says, "no dice." Michaud, apparently using LePage as an excuse, says, "not unless Paul does."

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Chris Johnson: Our talented senator

    Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    State Sen. Chris Johnson is a common sense leader and one of the most talented people we've ever sent to our State Senate. I've known Chris Johnson for many years, listened to his thoughts and gotten to talk to him about numerous ideas and issues and I've always come away impressed.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Praise for Sen. Johnson

    Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    I am fortunate enough to have a job that has afforded me substantial healthcare coverage over the past 18 years, during which time I have faced several surgeries, including breast cancer and all that goes with it.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    It takes a village

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 7:00am

    Dear Editor:

    We, the Boothbay Region Garden Club, know so well that “it takes a village.” We can’t do our community projects which include scholarships, garden beautification, working with children and elderly, and so much more, without the help of members, homeowners and visitors to the Garden Club’s Home and Garden Tour.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Inequality, corporate dystopia and America’s wealth gap

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 5:00pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Vote with your feet and wallets

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    If you feel strongly that our peninsula needs an urgent care center at night as well as from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., please vote with your feet and with your wallets.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Disgraceful memorial

    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:00am

    Dear Editor:

    I have stopped many times to give honor to the men who fought to give us our beginning as the greatest free country in the world. I would venture to say that very few people in the region even know where this plaque is that marks the site of a fort over looking the harbor.

    The plaque was dedicated and placed by The Daughters of the American Revolution in 1941. Eighty percent of the soldiers listed on that memorial are named Reed, colonels and captains.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Mutt Scrub a success

    Friday, August 8, 2014 - 4:00pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thanks for a great Lobster Jam

    Friday, August 8, 2014 - 7:00am

    Dear Editor:

    On July 25 and 26, the Lady Seahawks basketball program hosted the 4th annual Boothbay Lobster Jam. Teams competing included Boothbay, Cheverus, Foxcroft Academy, Freeport, George Stevens Academy, Hermon, Kennebunk, Leavitt, Lincoln Academy, Lisbon, Newfound Regional (NH), Oak Hill, Oxford Hills, South Portland, Spruce Mountain and Thornton Academy.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    More credit than we deserve

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 2:15pm

    Dear Editor:

    A couple of weeks ago, Mary Brewer wrote a very kind article about Becky and me. The "old" was certainly applicable but the "faithful" might have given us a little more credit than we deserve.

    I write to say thank you because Mary and the Boothbay Register have always been, right from the very beginning, supportive of the Boothbay Region Community Band.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Great race

    Friday, August 1, 2014 - 9:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Saturday, July 26 was a beautiful day for over 200 participants in the 5th annual Lobster Roll 5k. It was a successful event with all proceeds going toward the construction of a community track. Thank you to all the participants who ran and walked to support this effort. Thanks to all of the businesses for sponsoring this year’s race.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Now hear this

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:45pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Outreach Sunday

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to say thank you to every church in our peninsula that participated in the Back To School Mission Outreach Sunday.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Michaud vs. LePage

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 4:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    The Michaud campaign for governor got some good news last week in the form of millions to be spent on their candidate’s behalf in the Maine television market.

    This does pose a bit of a quandary for the campaign: Should they spend it highlighting Michaud’s long political career or should they continue to attack Gov. Paul LePage.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Number one fan

    Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 8:45pm

    Dear Editor:

    As of July 23, I have attended 900 shows at the Carousel Music Theater in Boothbay Harbor.

    I've been going to the Carousel since 1979, averaging 25 shows a year. By 2004, I had attended 600 performances.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Don’t let them change the meaning of entitlements

    Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:45am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Chewonki campground

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 1:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I am sitting in my tent in Chewonki Campground in Wiscasset at 5 a.m., watching the sun come up through the trees, and I am wondering if they will be here in the near future. According to an engineer's drawings, these trees are "hazards" to airplanes taking off and landing at the Wiscasset Municipal Airport and must be removed to protect imaginary airspace.

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  • Appreciates event volunteers and participants

    Friday, July 25, 2014 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    On behalf of the Boothbay Railway Village I want to thank everyone that supported the 50th anniversary of Antique Auto Days as well as the Rails, Tails & Ales craft beer tastings, a fundraiser for the museum. 

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Stop the trapping

    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 5:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I bought and built a house 15 years ago off Pump Station Road which is off the Beath Road. Pump Station Road is town owned and maintained and services a back-up water supply (pump station) for the town.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Church fair is community effort

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 1:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    A heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers, generous donors and community friends who helped make this year’s Southport fair another great success. Many hours go into the planning, collecting, pricing, preparing and cooking, and we greatly appreciate all the people who make it all possible. Southport Island is a very special community and the fair is truly a community effort.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Please take survey

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Healthy Lincoln County is working to reduce underage drinking and illegal drug use in our communities. We are asking if you would please share some of your thoughts and perceptions about underage use in Lincoln County. Please log on to the following short Web survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/NRJCF7R .

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Last person to offer an opinion

    Friday, July 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I’ve been told I have a twisted sense of humor, so maybe it’s just me that finds it comical that YMCA Director Andy Hamblett was quoted in last week’s paper about watershed protection ("Boothbay comprehensive plan public hearing set for August 8"). As a member of the Boothbay Comprehensive Planning Committee, Mr. Hamblett says that we should find a balance between allowing more development and protecting Boothbay’s watershed.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Stranger's kind deed

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    To the lovely girl who leaped from her car to catch a rolling soda bottle from my cart in the Hannaford parking lot on Tuesday, July 15. In this act of kindness, her cell phone hit the pavement and its screen got chipped.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Hooray for Cuckolds

    Friday, July 18, 2014 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

    My family first came to Boothbay Harbor and Squirrel Island in the summer of 1922.

    Our father used to tell us the story of how the family traveled from New York by train to Bath, and to Squirrel Island by steam ferry. It was always exciting when the Cuckolds Lighthouse would come into view because it meant, "We're almost there!" A wave to the lighthouse keepers' children as the ferry rounded to the east for Squirrel Island was affirmation.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Kenniston Inn: A potential opportunity

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Social Security alive in Maine

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 1:30pm

    Dear Editor:

    Many in America hear from multiple sources that Social Security is going bankrupt. Some believe Congress stole the money, or there won’t be enough to live on, or worse yet, that their children are not protected. I believe this is based on multiple sources of misinformation from think tanks funded by the Koch Brothers. At least one Heritage Institute exists in each state. It is easy to be confused by well-paid misinforming institutions.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Bread on the water

    Monday, July 14, 2014 - 12:30pm

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Get informed about boating laws

    Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Not hearing

    Friday, July 11, 2014 - 6:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Seems like a few people missed the boat.

    I became quite upset after reading the letters to the editor that were written by Jeff Curtis and Mark Fourre, MD, in the Boothbay Register and published July 3. I am grateful to both gentlemen for listing the new services offered by St. Andrews Healthcare, such as the Wound Care and Rehabilitation.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    The proposed new path: A perspective

    Friday, July 11, 2014 - 5:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    OK. Let's start by saying that I realize I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. But, please consider the following scenario:

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