Letters to the Editor

Economic royalists know that planet is endangered

I’m not sure that those who are in favor of stricter immigration rules, or building a medieval wall, are being honest with us with regard to motive. At least, I suspect that the elites of the movement have something else in mind. I think that the cry about terrorists, or the assertion that ...

New witch hunt or new frontier?

Clarence Thomas, Bill Crosby, Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Steven Segal, James Toback, Brett Ratner, Terry Richardson, Eric Bolling, Mark Halperin, Gavin Baker, Casey Affleck, John Besh, Roy Price, Charles Payne, Bob Weinstein, ...

County Council gets led astray by naysayers

Where is the housing on Maui? Good question! There is none. Once again, the County Council gets led astray by the nonworking class, elitist environmentalists and their ideological group of usual suspects, who pitch these ridiculous reasons for not having housing here, there or anywhere for that ...

Underground electric makes sense for Maui

I agree with the Nov. 2 letter writer who wondered why Maui does not have more underground electricity. Maui’s natural beauty is ruined by gigantic power lines blocking the beauty of Iao Valley. Additionally, telephone poles are dangerous when we have storms and high winds. I’d love to ...

Won’t be late to work with home delivery of paper

Thank you so much for rescinding your decision to cancel daily morning delivery of The Maui News to residences for subscribers. I was still in the process of figuring out how I would explain to my boss that I would be hours late to work every day as I prefer to read the paper (in hand) as part ...

Slow demise of newsprint industry cause for concern

Like many people I look forward to starting my day reading The Maui News, so I am glad you will continue with morning delivery. I have another concern. In my time I am seeing the slow demise of the newsprint industry, which has been the mainstay of our democracy. Everywhere newspapers are ...

Drivers on Lower Kimo Drive grateful for repaving

Many thanks to the County of Maui Public Works stellar crews for repaving Lower Kimo Drive! The pockmarks, pits and patches have passed into vehicular history, for which those of us who travel Lower Kimo are, and will be, very grateful. Fred Rawe Kula

Crews previously managed weeds with Roundup

Many Upcountry residents are becoming concerned with the explosive growth of invasive vegetation along our roads and highways. It is covering our guardrails, utility poles, fences and inundating the bike lanes used by so many bicyclists on a daily basis. This forces bikers out onto the already ...

Newspaper should keep doing what it does best

I am one of the loyal and longtime subscribers who is grateful you have reversed the boneheaded decision that would end reasonable delivery and suspend Sunday publication. You are spot on — a small-town newspaper can’t go head to head with the 24-hour news cycle. What you can do to ...

Days will still start quietly with the local newspaper

I’m glad The Maui News has canceled its decision on delivery of the paper. Our days will still start quietly with the local paper. My question, though, is about the feral pig story. According to the Oct. 31 article, feral pigs must have learned from their mothers to wait to cross the ...

Would never read the news on an iPad at breakfast

Sitting at Charley’s in Paia eating a late breakfast and reading the morning paper. The feel of a newspaper in print is comforting. I would never read on an iPad next to my eggs. If it takes a reasonable increase in the cost of a subscription, I am in. Keep up the good work. Robert ...

Unbelievable statement in audit of fire department

As a visitor to Maui, I was appalled to read the statement “How much is a life worth?” (The Maui News, Oct. 28, “Audit calls for change to MFD staffing policy.”) Obviously, this person does not remember 9/11. As for rank to rank, you don’t send an electrician to do a plumber’s ...

Letter about nonemergency repair delay sparks memory

An Oct. 29 letter about the incredible delay in fixing anything that’s not an emergency reminded me of a story attributed the former mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown, who encouraged citizens to phone him directly with their problems. One morning about 3 a.m., a woman phoned the mayor ...

Keeping home delivery was right decision for paper

Kudos to The Maui News for reversing its decision to transfer home delivery of the newspaper to the United States Postal Service. We are happy to know that our morning routine of reading the newspaper with our first cup of coffee will now remain part of our lifestyle that has been a tradition ...

Decision to keep home delivery wonderful present

What a wonderful birthday present I received from The Maui News Editor and Publisher Joe Bradley Oct. 31 — reversing his decision on carrier delivery. I and thousands of subscribers are thrilled about this. I started to worry that The Maui News was going to go the way as pineapple and ...

We must find solutions to vacation rental issue

The headline “Proposed tax changes cause concern” about the short-term rental tax bill that the County Council will begin working on brought up some valid concerns for property owners (The Maui News, Oct. 29). It would not be right to tax people who own and live in a complex that has ...

Coffee, newspaper and TV show help start every day

Thank you letting me read The Maui News with my coffee in the morning. I cannot start the day without the paper and my coffee while watching the “Today” show. Myrna Parscal Wailuku

Won’t have to adjust morning routine after all

As it has taken my parents and my wife nearly 70 years to teach me how to sit, stay, fetch and roll over, it was with great relief that I learned the morning of Oct. 31 that I would not have to learn how to adjust my daily routine for afternoon mail delivery of The Maui News. I am one those in ...

A strong newspaper is the backbone of a community

I was one of the first to complain. Now I want to be one of the first to thank you for listening. Thank you to the staff and management for reinstating daily and Sunday morning newspapers! Even though some days the paper is small, we are a small island, and The Maui News does provide great ...

Statewide citizen initiative would give voters a voice

So many disappointments at the state Legislature in the 2017 session. Legislators largely ignored several dozen good, solid bills to resolve some of the many problems that Hawaii faces. Many didn’t even get the decency of even one committee hearing. We have been told that leadership made ...