Our trees are dying from many causes: fires, diseases and house building. We need to preserve our trees. They clean our air.

Your articles need to be more positive like the one, “Hermit nuns pay bills with homemade goods.” But the life of a hermit is not about turning in on oneself. It is about being available to God and to our neighbors. It’s about a life of prayer for the needs of all people.

Before the government shut down, Barack Obama was going to different nations making peace. And now he is extending Obamacare to those who have no health insurance.

Let’s all make this a powerful nation again.

Beverly TraskWaterville