Still fighting

The Republican Journal's April 27 article on the fourth extension of the purchase and sale agreement between Nordic Aquafarms, the Belfast Water District and the city of Belfast is bizarre and reads like a regurgitated press release from Nordic's demonstrably incompetent public relations department.

The article states: "The three previous extensions were granted to give Nordic time to get state and local permit approval, according to the fourth amendment."

The Fourth Amendment to what? The United States constitution? That amendment protects U.S. citizens from unwarranted search and seizure, among other things. Perhaps Nordic Aquafarms could tell us whether the three previous extensions succeeded in protecting it from unwarranted search and seizure.

The April 27 Republican Journal article further states: "The latest extension was allowed so Nordic can continue to seek unappealable governmental approval." Unappealable? Nordic's permit approval from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection is already under appeal. It kind of makes one wonder what planet Norway is on.

Finally, the April 27 article fails to mention that Nordic's now legion delays are also due to a land-ownership lawsuit that will be heard June 22 in Waldo County Superior Court.

With Nordic Aquafarms fully 2 1/2 years behind schedule in Belfast, it's understandable that the company might be a little punch drunk, but after fully three years of fighting Nordic's boondoggle project, Nordic's opposition is still coherent. Perhaps a little more coffee would help.

Lawrence Reichard

Belfast

Grateful to be chosen VFW commender

I would like to thank the members of American Legion Post 43 (Legionnaires, Auxiliary and the S.A.L) for their warm welcome in being selected as post commander. I am honored to be selected to serve the American Legion, its programs, the community and the veterans. I look forward to this journey. This task will be challenging and rewarding.

I would like to thank Roger Burke, the executive board, Ronnie Mullen and the officers for their hard work and dedication to the post, programs and families. Their dedication kept the programs going through very difficult times with the pandemic. Your hard work will be a legacy that will be hard to follow. We look forward to the challenges of maintaining your high standards. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you and learning from your vast knowledge.

To the Auxiliary and the S.A.L, thank you for all you do on a daily basis to support veterans, their families and the community. The work you all do for this great post is not taken for granted. I look forward to working alongside you all to achieve a high degree of care for our veterans, our community and the post.

To VFW Post 3108, as we embark on this journey I look forward to working beside your great organization to better serve veterans, their families and the community. Thank you for coming to the post installation ceremony and showing your support for all our programs.

To the veterans, thank you for your service to our great nation. Without your and your families’ sacrifice, we would not have the very freedoms that make this country great. Your dedication to the organization and the programs of this post have helped many of our brothers and sisters in arms. I am excited about doing this with you.

To our community, thank you for your continued support for our service members, past and present, and their families. Waldo County has always been a very patriotic county, and it shows in the men and women who have taken the oath to put themselves in harm’s way to defend this country and our way of life. Without your support and dedication, the soldiers, sailors, Marines, Coast Guard, and airmen and women (active, National Guard and reserves) the mission would have been much harder to achieve. We in American Legion Post 43 look forward to being out in this amazing community and working with you.

In closing, I would like to reiterate how deeply honored I am at being selected to serve as commander of Post 43 with an amazing supporting cast of veterans, Auxiliary and S.A.L members. God bless you all and God bless this great country!

Commander Richard Pomeroy Jr.

American Legion Post 43

Belfast