January 16, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Tankers viable way to carry natural gas

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Tanker trailers filled with liquefied natural gas feed the Madison Paper Industries mill last fall. With proper regulation and safety measures, trucks are a good way to deliver this fuel “to users who may be off a pipeline route,” a reader says.

Courtesy Xpress Natural Gas

Robin A. Monahan
educator, parent and advocate
Freeport


Passing additional gun laws won’t prevent more deaths

I wonder why, in the wake of the school killings, people continue to go after the gun laws and the right to own firearms. Shouldn’t the focus be more on mental health care? Shouldn’t we be finding ways to help the mentally ill and providing the care they need?

Do we really think that changing gun laws will prevent innocent people from being killed? I think the laws we already have should be enforced and that people who own guns should make sure they are safely kept away from children and any person who, mentally, could be a danger to themselves or others.

The only thing new laws would do is keep guns out of the hands of people who obey the laws. Those who have no regard for the law will still buy and use guns against the innocent, no matter how many laws against guns get passed.

I, for one, would like to keep the right to bear arms to protect my family and home against the people who have no regard for laws.

Kristy Esposito
Portland

I request each and every one of you who enjoy your constitutional rights to reach out and contact your elected officials and tell them that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is not debatable and that you do not want the politicians to erode our ability to defend ourselves, our families and our freedoms.

Vice President Joe Biden spoke last Thursday, and it appears that an executive order is on the table as a way to sidestep the Second Amendment.

Gun control is about control, not guns.

Dan Worcester
Acton

Heavily applied fragrance unwelcome in public place

Once again, my husband and I were at a restaurant celebrating a friend’s birthday, having a wonderful time, when lo and behold, a woman came in and sat behind us with very heavy perfume on. My husband is allergic to this. We had to change seats.

The perfume wafted down the table of 11. Everyone else could smell it, too. Glad no one else was allergic.

When are people going to realize that some people can’t breathe with that much perfume in their vicinity? Do you have to wear so much?

Please, women (and men), don’t wear so much perfume in public places! You may never know who you could send to the hospital next. Or out of their reserved seats.

Debi Thomas
Westbrook

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