Category: Letters

The legacy of HCA

I had the pleasure of being interviewed recently for a living history project at Harpswell Coastal Academy. I found the questions very thought-provoking and, at times, I struggled to find words and keep emotions in check.

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A day to celebrate

I’m writing to celebrate Harpswell’s first in-person town meeting in several years. Interested citizens will once again be able to gather at Harpswell Community School on Saturday, March 11, to hear from the town Select Board and have the opportunity to comment on and vote for the warrant articles.

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Clash of cultures

First, I want to commend the Harpswell Anchor for publishing the article about the firing of the longtime librarian at the Orr’s Island Library. While I suspect that much may not be known of that situation, I’d like to present my 2 cents on the issue.

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A good man

I wanted to pay a tribute to a very well-known man. On Oct. 12, Jack Eldridge passed in Florida. As you all know, he owned Eldridge’s General Store from 1978-2011.

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Running for school board

My name is Gregory Greenleaf. I’m a public high school English teacher, have lived with my wife and children in Harpswell for 12 years, and am running for the Maine School Administrative District 75 school board.

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Preserving our lobstering heritage

When Maine’s lobster industry looks back on 2022, we’ll likely remember the challenges — high bait and fuel prices, low dock prices, shortages of marine supplies, and a complicated legal challenge that threatens to end the fishery as we know it.

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Disappointment and disbelief

I read the article “Longtime Orr’s librarian out as board pursues new vision” with deep disappointment and disbelief. The Orr’s Island Library has become the Harpswell institution I love most in the five years I have lived here.

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Lugging the Anchor inland

Your recent email mentioned that you wanted news of events from nonprofit organizations. I have one upcoming: my 75th birthday. Since retiring, I have certainly become nonprofit, and I’m as organized as my wife can make me.

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Johnson poems back in print

I enjoyed reading Joann Gardner’s article about Marjorie Johnson (“Marjorie Johnson: Bailey Island’s favorite poet,” November) and I’d like to add that her book, “Songs from an Island,” is, at last, available in a reprint edition.

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Impressed with Golek

I had the pleasure not long ago of driving Cheryl Golek door to door as she campaigned to become our new representative for Maine District 99 (Harpswell and the Cook’s Corner area of Brunswick).

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