Letters

  • Letter to the Editor

    Slow learners

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:00am

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Mariner cell tower

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:45am

    Dear Editor:

    The people of Boothbay and visitors to the area just lost a treasure of natural beauty and a feeling of serenity to the cost of technology (“Selectmen approve consent agreement for cell tower”). Can’t some things just be left alone.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Johnson thanks voters

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Thank you, voters.

    I am honored to continue as your State Senator from Lincoln County. It is a responsibility I take seriously, and will work hard to serve the people and communities of the district well. Thank you for placing your trust in me to represent you in Augusta.

  • Letter to the Editor

    The forgotten holiday

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    It seems as if winter has come a little earlier this year. Fall seems to be behind us now with the snow starting to fall. As I look around town I see decorations for Christmas already appearing.

    Certainly it is a wonderful holiday where we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. But it seems that many have forgotten about Thanksgiving. It is a day set aside each year to thank God for His blessing on us.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    How to reduce welfare

    Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Every wage earner’s hope is that their hard work will garner sufficient income to provide a decent standard of living. Workers want safe housing, medical care when it’s needed, education for their children so they can go on to earn a living, and a comfortable retirement when they become too aged to work. Sadly this is not always the case. When workers are underpaid, it is a hardship not only for the individual worker but also the community he or she lives in.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Big Dane’s Memorial 5k Walk/Run

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and love for all the efforts by many people before, during the day of Big Dane’s Memorial 5k Walk/Run.

    The time spent by all who went to businesses and individuals to collect money for Central Maine Community College Education Foundation so there can be a scholarship in our beloved son’s name, Dane A. Bonang, that will go on for more years then he would have lived that will now be established.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    I'm here for you

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 1:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    For everyone who supported me in the recent election, I owe you more than a simple “thank you.” There are far too many supporters to hug personally, but I want you all to know that I deeply appreciate your hard work and trust.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Candidate appreciates votes

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

    I would like to thank the citizens who supported me and elected me as the new Lincoln County Register of Probate.

    It will be an honor to continue working for the citizens of Lincoln County.

    Catherine H. Moore

    Deputy Register of Probate

    Jefferson

  • Letter to the Editor

    Help needed at ice rink

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00am

    Dear Editor:

    It is that time again to start getting the Boothbay/Boothbay Harbor Community Ice Rink ready for the upcoming skating season. Volunteers are need this Sunday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m., to help put up the rink boards at the Boothbay Fire Station. Please bring your cordless tools. Coffee, hot cocoa and cookies will be served. For more information, or in the event of inclement weather, please check the "Boothbay/Boothbay Harbor Community Ice Rink" Facebook page for updates.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Working at Cove’s Edge

    Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Fine folks

    Monday, November 10, 2014 - 10:30am

    Dear Editor:

    We at Giles Rubbish wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who have contacted us regarding our recent fines at the Wiscasset Transfer Station. Sometimes we all tend to take it for granted how thoughtful and helpful our customers and our friends can be.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Silver linings in Maine

    Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Post election New York Times headlines led with “Wave of Anger,” “Negativity Wins,” and “The Tornado Election.” Maine headlines were similar, but in all states for those who worked so hard at getting out the vote and when so many were hoping for a change in the political landscape, the lack of change in Maine swooped in a cloud of exhaustion and sadness. I want to remind everyone that for every cloud of despair there is always a silver lining — even in Maine.

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  • Should public unions be LePage’s next target?

    Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    During this past midterm election, nationwide public and private sector employee unions desperately put everything they had, tens of millions of dollars in union member dues, into trying to defeat union/tax reform governors-elect Walker in Wisconsin, Kasich in Ohio, Scott in Florida, and Rauner in Illinois, and failed spectacularly. 

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Dedicated election workers

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    The recent November 4th midterm election had a very high voter turnout in the Harbor. Absentee ballots continue to increase in popularity, increasing administrative workloads throughout the state. I’d like to recognize and thank the people that organized the election, set up the room, worked the polls all day and processed the ballots.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thank you public works

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    The warming effect of the ocean often helps us when a winter storm comes up the coast. This wasn’t the case Nov. 2. I don’t think many of us thought that this one was going to amount to too much but, it sure did. Thankfully we didn’t get as much heavy wet snow as downeast got, but we still received enough snow and high winds to bring down trees and power lines throughout Lincoln County.

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Great Halloween parade

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Without the support and enthusiasm of our community, CLICK’s annual Halloween Parade would indeed not be possible! We estimated that the crowd this year was approximately 500 children and adults, possibly our largest ever, an amazing sight to see walking the streets of Boothbay Harbor! We want to say thank you to all the businesses we know of who provided candy and other treats for our kids:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Trunk or treat

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 4:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I wanted to say a huge thank you to the community for participating in Boothbay Baptist Church's annual Trunk or Treat event — a wonderful success this year again!

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Clean Election initiative

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Veterans Day

    Monday, November 3, 2014 - 11:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Veterans Day is a day to be thankful for the many blessings we have. We owe them all to our veterans.

    Thanksgiving Day would have a whole new meaning if not for the sacrifices of our many veterans.

    Remember this: All gave some and some gave all. Thank a veteran today before you are too late. You will be glad you did.

    God bless all of our veterans, past, present and future.

    God bless America.

    Munro Dodge

  • Letter to the Editor

    The VA gives back in many ways

    Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 7:00am

    Dear Editor:
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald recently told the Baltimore Sun, that not only does the VA provide healthcare for almost 9 million veterans, but also its research has led to advances in medical care and training generally unrecognized. In the article, it was stated that few people understand that VA medical professionals:

    • Pioneered and developed modern electronic medical records.
    • Developed the implantable cardiac pacemaker.
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  • Letter to the Editor

    Volunteers have more fun

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Laughing and making friends while helping your neighbors is what volunteering is all about. "To give is to receive" is true. It's wonderful therapy.

    And whether it is volunteering at the St. Andrews campus, the Gregory Wing at St. Andrews Village, or St. Andrews Auxiliary Thrift Shop, the St. Andrews Auxiliary is helping LincolnHealth and all the other nonprofit healthcare providers in the Boothbay region to deliver the best possible care — here at home.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    DaPonte concert

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    What a special time was enjoyed when the DaPonte String Quartet performed its first concert of the season at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Boothbay Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 25. In case you missed it, the quartet's next concert will be a Christmas concert at St. Columba's on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Appreciates the celebration

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    I want to sincerely thank you my friends, family members and neighbors for joining the birthday celebration for myself and my nephew, Larry Johnson. The outpouring of kindness, goodwill, and birthday wishes touched our hearts more than you could know.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Kindness and hugs

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:00am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Elect Bellows

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Washington is corrupt. A study has proven that voters have zero influence because federal government policies are determined by big donors. We get what they want. Pervasive legal bribery sweeps up even good politicians of both parties. The bumper sticker advice “Don't vote. It just encourages them” solves nothing.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Vote no on bond question 4

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:30am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Voting for Johnson

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:15am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Garden helpers

    Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:45am

    Dear Editor:

    The Boothbay Region Community Garden group would like to thank Mr. Gorey, advisor at Boothbay Region High School, and the ninth grade students who participated in putting our garden “to bed.”

    Their help was invaluable and we appreciate their hard work and great attitudes.

    We welcome them and their families to join us next year as we start our growing season anew.

    Kriss Rubio and Enid Johnson

  • Letter to the Editor

    Write in Catherine Moore

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Lincoln County voters have elected me every four years as Register of Probate since 1987. I am asking that your write in Catherine H. Moore as Register of Probate on Nov. 4. 

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Bill Coombs, Independent

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:15am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Write in Gottlieb

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Join me on Election Day and vote for write-in candidate Stephen Gottlieb for Lincoln County Register of Probate.

    I’ve known Stephen for decades, and know him to have the integrity, intelligence and work ethic to do the job exceptionally well. Stephen has the right sort of experience from his years at Industrial Safety and Supply and Carousel Marina, as well as having run two successful small businesses — Small Boat Works, and now the Center Café.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Vote for Coombs

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 8:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Bill Coombs from Edgecomb is running as an independent for State Representative in House District 89. No formal Republican or Democratic party endorsements. No Republican or Democratic money. Just there to represent you, owing favors and absolute allegiance to no one. Bill will represent Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Edgecomb, Southport, part of South Bristol and Westport Island.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thanks to our patrons

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:00am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Support Hawke, Fossel

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:45am

    Dear Editor:

    We need community leaders Stephanie Hawke and Les Fossel in Augusta.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Stealing credit

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:45am

    Dear Editor:

    Scholars at Princeton and Northwestern have concluded a study of federal legislation passed from 1982 to 2002. They examined which economic interests supported legislation that passed.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Vote for environment

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:15am

    Dear Editor:

    Our ecological environment is an important issue. We are fortunate to have in the state senate Chris Johnson who has a proven track record of supporting legislation that protects our ecology and has bona fide endorsements from the conservation community.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Believe in Chris Johnson

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 2:45pm

    Dear Editor:

    As we approach the mid-term election, most of us have our preferences lined up and are ready to do our part by voting on Nov. 4.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thanks for ‘Hometown’ donations

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:30am

    Dear Editor:

    The Boothbay Harbor Rotary Club's Hometown Heroes committee would like to thank the following for their most generous donations to the Hometown Heroes fund. In brief, this fund was established in 2002 after the 9/11 tragedy. In the past 10 years, this fund has provided useful equipment to our local police, sheriffs, EMS, fire departments, etc.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Fair bear hunting

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 11:15am

    Dear Editor:

    If you have an unshakable belief in anything, no amount of evidence (or lack of evidence) can convince you otherwise. And so it goes with the debate over fair bear hunting.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Puddin' head

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Gov. Paul LePage thinks he deserves another term as governor. Many agree, but many call him a national embarrassment while others call him Mr. Magoo.

    The hallmark of an enlightened society is compassion and assistance to those in greatest need.

    Maine has its problems but this is not the time for pudding-headed thinking and harsh budget cuts.

    John VanOrsdell

    Boothbay

     

  • Letter to the Editor

    Elect Sinclair for District Attorney

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 8:45am

    Dear Editor:

    I’m writing to support the election of David Sinclair, who is running for District Attorney for Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties. Whoever wins the election will be responsible for all criminal prosecutions in those four counties. District attorneys in Maine operate largely behind the scenes, outside the limelight, and away from cameras.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    It’s just wood

    Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:15am

    Dear Editor:

    In response to Helen Meserve's two line “tragedy” letter, I had the pleasure of meeting with Adam Rice, the “local” woodcutter doing the work on Kenniston Hill. He gave me some “positive” info I would like to share with everyone.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Don't be fooled by anti-hunts

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:30am

    Dear Editor:

    Is bear hunting with dogs different from rabbit and raccoon hunting? Are they next on the anti-hunt agenda? Baiting is the only way to determine if a bear has cubs or is a harvestable class. Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) is being challenged by the anti-hunts. IFW outlawed steel traps for bears and removed bear bounties, which applied to all bears of all ages.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Have we forgotten the handicapped hunters?

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:45am

    Dear Editor:

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Appreciates the party

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:00am

    Dear Editor:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Where do I begin? I so very much appreciated the fantastic party that was given in my honor on Sunday, Oct. 12. I want to thank Rocktide Inn for hosting this spectacular event. Betsy, Daryl, Susan, Dusty, Jim, John and Jayne, and everyone else that had a hand in putting this retirement party together.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    End the LePage era

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 6:15am

    Dear Editor:

    Our loose cannon governor has again done his "ready, shoot, aim" act for what appears to be purely political reasons that do nothing but create fear and mistrust.

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  • Lettter to the Editor

    Voting for Hawke

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 6:15am

    Dear Editor:

    I am going to vote for Stephanie Hawke to represent District 89 in our state legislature. Why? Because in my belief she is the best candidate for the job. Secondly, in my belief, far too much party politics is dominating our national, state and local governments.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    BRHS students lauded

    Friday, October 17, 2014 - 6:00am

    Dear Editor:

    I am writing to acknowledge the exceptional work that Mr. Ben Powell’s freshmen class performed this morning (Oct. 15) for the Woodchucks.

    Kyle Ames, Hunter Arsenault, Caitlin Chaousis, Jay Hasch, John Lucas, Colette Perry, Lillian Sherburne, Nicholas Simpson, Denise Stover, Jacob Wilson, J.J. Littlefield and Tony Cocco all spent the morning gathering and stacking firewood at the Boothbay Public Works Depot to fulfill their Community Service commitment.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Political sign damage

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:00am

    Dear Editor:

    It is a sad state of affairs when a person(s) drive onto private property in the middle of the night to deface a political sign with an unprintable word on one side and “stupid” on the other, and steal almost all of the remaining signs. The defaced sign was apparently too large to steal.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Stolen signs

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 3:00pm

    Dear Editor:

    Recently, my "Vote Yes on #1" signs have been knocked down once and stolen twice. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that the kind of people who support cruelty to animals have a number of thieves and common criminals in their ranks.

    Voting no on #1 is voting in favor of cruelty.  

    Diane Schyberg

    Boothbay