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  • Published
    June 10, 2021

    Letters, June 10

    Part of the solution You are part of the solution by displaying the window installation that highlights DV here in Waldo County — thank you. Meredith Bruskin Swanville Public power good for ratepayers As Maine considers public ownership of our electric utilities, here are some things to consider. About one in seven electric customers in the U.S. get their power from publicly owned entities. Ten percent of …

  • Published
    June 3, 2021

    Letters, June 3

    No support for vandalism against Nordic Some time this past Sunday night (May 23), someone spray-painted “Pollutes” on the front door of Nordic Aquafarm’s Belfast office. This was an act of vandalism. It added nothing constructive to the ongoing controversy over Nordic’s fish factory proposal. I know I speak for all the members of the Friends of the Harriet L. Hartley Conservation Area when I say we condemn such …

  • Published
    May 27, 2021

    Letters, May 27

    Sense of community is worth something The defamation complaint lodged against members of the Belfast City Council and others must feel undeserved, but is not a first in local history. I recall my grandparents’ stories of Belfast politics in their day when a city official might be rumored to have misused city funds, etc. As far as I know, such conflicts rarely came to legal action, and, as my mother observed, no …

  • Published
    May 27, 2021

    Letters, May 27

    Sense of community is worth something The defamation complaint lodged against members of the Belfast City Council and others must feel undeserved, but is not a first in local history. I recall my grandparents’ stories of Belfast politics in their day when a city official might be rumored to have misused city funds, etc. As far as I know, such conflicts rarely came to legal action, and, as my mother observed, no …

  • Published
    May 6, 2021

    Letters, May 6

    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 …

  • Published
    April 22, 2021

    Letters, April 22

    Why should Belfast pay the price? It is Earth Day this Thursday, but I am not going to celebrate. It is undeniable that Nordic Aquafarms will cause environmental damage. However, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection still issued conditional permits to this massive ecocide project. Nordic would like the public to believe all is well, yet I draw your attention to the concept of regulatory fallacy. As …

  • Published
    April 15, 2021

    Letters, April 15

    Nonviolent? Overdose deaths on the rise. Drug arrests on the rise. Increase in illegal drugs entering the country across southern borders. Solution? Let all the so-called nonviolent offenders out of jail. If it’s drugs that are killing people, are not the deliverers responsible for the “nonviolent” deaths? Who comes up with these stupid ideas? If you want to solve the drug problem, why not look where it has been …

  • Published
    April 8, 2021

    Letters, April 8

    Name an insult Renaming or re-designating the Puddle Dock section of Belfast as Belfast Yards is an insult to New England, Maine and the city of Belfast. Disregarding, ignoring or forgetting local traditions is not a plus for any town or city. Let us keep in mind that the Belfast waterfront ain’t Philadelphia. Doug Andersen Northport Bebb For Northport selectman I am thrilled to vote for Breanna Pinkham Bebb …

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    April 1, 2021

    Letters, April 1

    Keep foreign money out of our democracy The answer to Sam Patten’s question in his recent column, “Should Canadian meddling get a pass?” is a resounding “No.” We have a system of government in this country that is supposed to be free from any foreign influence, no matter from which country it hails, so that the rights of Americans to democratic self-governance are protected. As Patten points out, the federal …

  • Published
    March 25, 2021

    Letters, March 25

    Letter contained ‘big lies’ The Republican Journal can choose to print whatever it wants in its opinion sections. You also have a responsibility, even in the Letters to the Editor section, not to foster outright lies. The March 18 letter from Leo Mazerall, who is free to vote any way he wants in 2024, is full of them. Trump did use legal means to “prove” the election was “stolen.” It wasn’t, and for lack of …

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