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Letters to the Editor

Vaccination center at college well organized and managed

Congratulations to Mayor Victorino and Dr. Lorrin Pang, who deserve great credit and recognition for organizing, managing and executing the COVID-19 vaccination center at the University of Hawaii Maui College. The National Guard members were courteous on arrival, the site was well laid out ...

Masks required outdoors within 6 feet of others

I walk for an hour every day along the sidewalks and beach path in Wailea. Walkers, runners and cyclists consistently pass within six feet of me without wearing masks. Many may be unaware of the mask requirements for outdoor exercise. This includes the cyclist who erroneously claimed in his ...

Whoever said necktie look formal not from future

Why wear a tie like millions of men do most days? Men loosen their ties as soon as they leave work. Whoever said this looks formal? Certainly not Captain Picard or someone from the future. A future which will not include the coronavirus, thanks to the recently approved vaccine. A future ...

Who does stimulus target for bill’s economic aid?

The stimulus bill package, passed by Congress last week, is supposed to aid American business and American individuals who have been subjected to the negative side effects of what a pandemic of COVID-19 can bring for almost a year. In the 5,000-page bill, the aid includes billions of dollars ...

Bicyclists should ride safely, mask or no mask

I agree with the “message to bicyclists” lady that some cyclists should wear masks. She is probably unaware that hard exercise is exempt from mask wearing. At 77, I ride from Wailuku to Napili and around Lahaina some as “gaily and colorfully clad,” but I am far from a pro. I ...

Build pedestrian overpass not highway roundabout

I’m glad another Maui News reader mentioned the Ala Moana pedestrian overpass which the state Department of Transportation has proposed.  Looking to the future of the Honolulu light rail, the overpass is intended to get beachgoers from the light rail station to the beach park at Ala ...

Aerials launched from Keawakapu, not Kialoa

I just wanted to correct a statement in my letter about the aerial fireworks being in the Kialoa Estates. After hearing from a resident of Kialoa who also observed them, they were apparently launched from a house on Keawakapu Beach just below Kialoa. Alan Beaurline Wailea

Message to bicyclists: Man up and mask up

Bike rental companies must encourage customers to wear a mask. (Give a mask with every rental). Many bicycle-riding residents and visitors are not masking, while leaving a long and constant “vapor trail” from their exhalations as they pass, “sharing” their breath with many ...

‘Gift’ that keeps on giving as long as we allow it

The gift that keeps on giving is COVID-19, as long as we allow it. Most recipients will not thank you or RSVP your next invitation (like Pompeo’s). We’ve allowed it to be “gifted” far too long, apparently for selfish, political gain. That has backfired and we are all suffering ...

Murder matter of hiding dangers of coronavirus?

Trump has lied for many months, as he proves is true in a book, and as a result, keeping “many of his believer people” away from a situation that could have guarded many from death. Instead, he was bringing them to their death. Is that murder? I’m sure it is. What do we do with ...

Hale Mahaolu Elima grateful for gift cards

The residents of Hale Mahaolu Elima, Senior Affordable Housing, extend a big mahalo to the County of Maui for their generous donation of Foodland gift cards. It will surely make our holidays a very nice one. Patricia Crawford Kahului

No enforcement of aerials going off in Wailea either

I completely sympathize with Kurt Butler who wrote about the fireworks problem on Maui. Even in Wailea, we were treated to an aerial display Tuesday from Kialoa Estates that disturbed the neighborhood and frightened pets. If the police can’t enforce the Maui County laws, Kialoa ...

Those proposing roundabout on Piilani have head in sand

With South Kihei Road unable to handle traffic heading south to Wailea, Piilani Highway was expanded by two lanes to a four-lane highway with the speed limit at 45 mph, but that was not good enough. Piilani was extended again, with four lanes almost to the south terminus and the speed limit ...

Kamala Harris to take on corrections system reform?

I am hopeful that Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be focusing on the correctional system in our country. As a social worker at MCCC for nearly five years, I’ve witnessed the revolving door first hand. Many inmates are released back into the same situations they came from, which ...

Hawaii requires reparations from the many who visit

Hawaii requires reparations. You visit her, take from her, leave your garbage, your carbon footprint and your racism. And she keeps giving, asking nothing in return. And that needs to stop, immediately! Furloughs to public education in Hawaii are a violent act of systemic racism. There are ...

Is county planning to issue new virus guidelines?

Christmas and family gatherings could become Maui’s version of the Mainland’s Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge. The new cases being reported daily have been in mostly double digits. Mr. Mayor, are you going to issue appropriate guidelines, so that we might enjoy a Merry Christmas, and, ...

West Maui parks rubbish problem despite liftgates

Well, the problem of the liftgates may becoming solved, although it will be by getting regular pickup gates put in. But at least that will help with the lifting of the garbage bags over the big liftgates that don’t work. Now, the other problem is that six trucks are broken down and need ...

Nothing to be done about those whose would fight

Trump’s inability to concede the election says more about the brittleness of his ego, and about his greed in sucking money out of his followers, than it does about the election itself. Some time ago, a political scientist asserted that in America, one can count on 30 percent voting for the ...

Furloughs affect more besides those furloughed

The furlough that Gov. Ige has announced for all state workers, including teachers, will have a significant financial impact on more people besides those being furloughed. I remember the effects of the furlough Fridays back in 2009 and 2010; if you didn’t have care for your child, you had ...