Letters to the Editor for Monday, April 29

first_imgBe consistent when correcting the pastIt wasn’t long ago when statues commemorating former Confederate soldiers were torn down because of the of their past actions and who they offended. Now they’re tearing down Kate Smith’s statue because she sang two songs that spoke of slaves and “darkies.”Yes, those terms are offensive to many. Now explain to me why Mount Rushmore is still standing.  Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTrump fans should rethink their supportI want to thank Dave Edwards for bringing a bit of mirth into my life with his April 22 letter:  “Trump stands up for American people.”I agree that Hillary Clinton was an imperfect candidate in 2016. A better candidate would have won the election in spite of the documented interference by the Russians.However, to claim that Mrs. Clinton is corrupt and greedy, especially when compared to Donald Trump, is quite bizarre.  Donald Trump is the most dishonest and corrupt president in my lifetime. He makes policy decisions based on what is good for him, instead of what is in the best interest of the country.He has encouraged violence against members of the news media. He has encouraged local and federal law enforcement personnel to violate the law. It honors both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Both were slave owners. Are you saying it’s OK to own slaves as long as you don’t sing about them? Anything with their picture on it should be abolished.I’m sure a new Mount Rushmore could be created easier than the original.It could have the busts of Frederick Douglas, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King. I’m sure others would want Barack Obama included.As long as you’re correcting past injustices, please be consistent. A clean sweep of everyone and everything.Pete PidgeonScotia He has encouraged people who work for him to not cooperate with law enforcement. He lies about things big and small on a daily basis. He has tarnished the presidency.I would suggest that people stop watching the propaganda spewed by Fox News. Use the time to actually read the Constitution of the United States, the Mueller report and the Federalist Papers.After that, ask yourself if you still believe that Donald Trump has fulfilled his oath to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”Victor RobertsBurnt Hills Agree with writer on faith, sex abusesI would like to say one word in regard to Jerry Bubniak’s April 22 letter, in which he maintains his faith while condemning the Catholic Church for enabling child sex abuse: Amen.Sandra SarnowskiScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

MDI volleyball team completes season sweep of Ellsworth

first_imgBAR HARBOR — The seven seniors on the Mount Desert Island volleyball team left the final home game of their high school careers on a high note.The Trojans beat the Ellsworth Eagles in four sets Friday. The Eagles took the first set 25-23, but MDI came back to win the match 25-11, 25-10 and 25-14.The Trojans improved to 9-4 for the season with just one regular season match remaining.Before the game seniors Valerie Del Cid, Alaina Duley, Grace Higgins, Emma Forthofer, Maddy Shields, Mariah Hamor and Emma Watras were recognized along with their parents for years of dedication and hard work. Head coach Corey Papadopoli played each senior in every set.The Trojans took a timeout in the final minute of the fourth set for the seniors to swap positions with the underclassmen — a symbolic passing of the baton to next year’s returning players.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEach girl on the team sported pink socks, and many of them also wore pink ribbons or headbands in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.MDI and Ellsworth (7-4) were neck-and-neck throughout the first set as the two teams were no more than two points ahead at any given time. The Eagles would win the set, but they wouldn’t stay on top for long; the Trojans came out strong in the second set and recorded a 14-point victory and continued their momentum throughout the final two sets to seal the season sweep of Ellsworth.For MDI, Higgins had nine aces, 10 kills and three digs; Forthofer had six aces, three kills, three digs and one assist; Hamor had three aces and three kills, and Shields had two aces and four kills.“While our seniors started off slow [on Friday] dropping the first set to Ellsworth, they caught fire at the start of the second set with tough serving and solid hitting performances,” Papadopoli said. “Ellsworth showed some grit, but our seniors did a great job of keeping the momentum on our side. We will miss [the seniors] next year, but for now, we want to work hard to get good positioning in the playoffs and keep them around for as long as possible.”MDI’s final game will be on the road against the Calais Blue Devils (12-1) at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Ellsworth will be at home against the the Woodland Dragons (7-3) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 Taylor Bigler MaceReporter at Mount Desert IslanderTaylor covers sports and maritimes for the Islander. As a native of Texas, she is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. tbigler@mdislander.com Latest Posts Bio Latest posts by Taylor Bigler Mace (see all)center_img Sea urchin subject of aging research – July 30, 2017 MDI man reaches 41 straight years of daily runs – July 31, 2017 Town Hill Takeout serves up inventive tacos – August 18, 2017last_img read more