LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Land Bond Essential
To the editor:
On Nov. 2, Maine people will have the chance to vote in support of the Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program. I encourage you to vote YES on Question 3.
LMF has provided money to working waterfronts across the state, including The Spruce Head Fisherman’s Co-op in South Thomaston, Holbrook’s Wharf on Cundy’s Harbor in Harpswell, North End Co-op in Westport, Fisherman’s Heritage Lobster Realty Co-op and Friendship Lobster Realty Co-op in Friendship, Perio Point Shellfish in Beals, and to the towns of Machiasport, Boothbay, and Isle Au Haut.
Maine’s working waterfronts are essential to the future of our fishing industry, as well as to the character of our State. The Working Water- front Program is an important tool in efforts to secure Maine’s more than 39,000 fishing and related jobs, which bring in over $740 million each year in state revenue.
Question 3 on Nov. 2 will authorize $9.75 million dollars to protect Maine’s land and water. Without this bond, the state will have no funds to protect these areas that are important for our heritage and our economy. If the LMF bond is supported, $1.75 million dollars will be allocated to Working Waterfront funding.
Join me in voting yes – for our economy, our fisherman, and our future.
David Heanssler, Commercial Fisherman
10 Conary Cove Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627