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LETTERS for the April 30 issue

Put trash cans back in parksThe trash cans at Honokowai Park and most other parks have been removed. This may look like a good idea to help keep people out of the park, but with the beaches still open, I don't think so. People still come and bring rubbish. Fishermen still come and stay the ...

LETTERS for the April 23 issue

Let's beat this pandemicJust when you think people on Maui can't get any more ridiculous, every doctor, nurse and health department official in the county, state and federal government is telling us to stay home.But people want to whine and complain because they can't go to the beach? And then ...

LETTERS for the April 16 issue

Mahalo for the uplifting articleThank you once again for the wonderfully reported and written article in the April 9th edition by Louise Rockett titled "Lahaina Pastor and team of volunteers..."Honestly, in a time when it's easy to get depressed or discouraged, this uplifting article gave me ...

LETTERS for the April 9 issue

Kaua'ula Valley families seek the community's supportA call to all who live a pono lifeThe current families of Kaua'ula Valley, Kuleana Land continue to rebuild their homes and lives a year-and-a-half after the fire of Aug. 25, 2018 raged through the area. Although the process of rebuilding ...

LETTERS for the April 2 issue

Support local businessesOur world as we know it has changed and unfortunately something I never thought possible: shutting down an entire island of restaurants and businesses has become our reality.A few weeks ago, we thought this virus was not something that was going to affect us heavily, but ...

LETTERS for the March 26 issue

Sad to cancel David Malo DayAloha, Lahainaluna Ohana.It is with heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of our iconic, time-honored David Malo Day Ho'olaule'a scheduled for April 4, 2020. It is also with an enormous amount of care, caution and concern that we be stewards of our community, ...

LETTERS for the March 19 issue

Mahalo nui loa to Lahaina Restoration FoundationWhat started as a basic third grade science lesson on animal and plant adaptations morphed into an exciting exploration of endemic, indigenous, and canoe plants of Hawaii.As an alumnus, and now teacher, of King Kamehameha III School, I am filled ...

LETTERS for the March 12 issue

Hope for the best, prepare for the worstEmergency preparedness in Hawaii usually means being ready to handle lava, hurricanes, tsunamis and floods. But there are other hazards to watch out for as well.This week, all worries concerned the coronavirus. The U.S. stock market tumbled, and around ...

LETTERS for the March 5 issue

League forced to cancel basketball all-star gamesWhy does the Parks and Recreation Department administration keep messing with the West Maui Youth basketball program run by the West District? Now they have to cancel the All-Star Saturday planned for March 14, because the workers from the West ...

LETTERS for the February 27 issue

Start a plant-based diet during LentFeb. 26 marks the beginning of Lent, the period leading up to Easter, when devout Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus' 40 days of fasting in the wilderness.The call to abstain from eating animals is as traditional as Genesis 1:29, yet ...