Opinion

3 weeks ago

We must respect animals

To the editor:
Did you know that over six million animals are surrendered to animal shelters every year in the United States and many never find loving homes? These include dog, cats, hamsters, birds, rabbits and ferrets. They all need us as much as we need them.

3 weeks ago

Consider Maine Trails Bond

To the editor:
I write today as one of the over 500 businesses, organizations and towns that support the Maine Trails Bond. The $30 million investment from the bond would help with the maintenance, design and development of motorized and non-motorized trails.

3 weeks ago

Un-wilding the Allagash

The meeting of the Allagash Advisory Council began for me in delight. I was reunited with a room full of wardens, fisheries biologists, recreation specialists, lodge owners, naturalists, guides, most of us sporting some grey in our hair. These were my colleagues for over four decades. 

1 month ago

Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has exploded on the scene seemingly from nowhere. It’s generating a great deal of concern and fear. We’re hearing it’s either the greatest thing since the invention of sliced bread or the ultimate destructor of humankind. 

1 month ago

Considering fossil fuels

To the editor:

Shortly after taking office, Biden started his war on fossil fuels. He issued a moratorium on all new fossil fuel leasing on federal lands, according to Fox News and The Hill. In June 2021 a federal court struck down the moratorium.

1 month ago

Supporting Forest City Dam

To the editor:
I am writing to express the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust’s strong support for the proposed transfer of ownership of the Forest City Dam to the St. Croix International Waterway Commission.

1 month ago

Mars and The County’s solar system

In honor of Mars Day, which was March 5, and with the upcoming total solar eclipse to be viewable from our area on April 8, it is only fitting that one thinks about the Solar System Model going along U.S. Route 1 from Houlton to Presque Isle. 

1 month ago

Going back to grandstand’s roots

To the editor:
The grandstand at the Northern Maine Fair being condemned as unsafe and requiring replacement has been in the community discussions recently.