November 15, 2013

Letters to the editor: I-295 crash scenario hard to swallow

A reader wonders how anyone could believe that a driver could be unaware of sideswiping another vehicle.

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Casey Larcombe and his fiancee, Kathryn LePage, await results of X-rays on Larcombe’s spine at Maine Medical Center on Nov. 7. A reader wonders how anyone can believe that the driver who allegedly triggered a crash involving Larcombe on Nov. 6 was unaware that she’d hit his car.

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Don Petrin

Scarborough

Congin School program brings kids, vets together

I would like to take this time to thank all the people involved with the Congin School Veterans Day special program.

A big “thank you” to all the veterans who were there. This was such a great teaching moment for the children. They got to actually see and speak to our fine veterans.

One veteran brought a uniform for “show and tell.” The students made flags and gave them to the veterans.

Many of the veterans had grandchildren in the audience. Some were actively still serving our country and had children in the audience. My nephew got to meet a veteran cousin for the first time. It made him proud.

I cannot begin to tell you how moved I was. I went to school with a lot of the veterans, and I was ever so proud of all of them. I am also married to one.

I’m sad and embarrassed to admit that over time, I have become removed somehow. Good thing my parents and grandparents or aunts and uncles aren’t alive to hear me say this! Because of this wonderful program, I assure you it won’t happen again.

Principal Janet Crawford and Dr. Marc Gousse, superintendent of Westbrook Schools, offered messages that were moving and age-appropriate for the children.

Their messages were a good reminder for both young and old that we are here and live in this great country because of those who served and risked their lives for us. May we never forget it or take it for granted.

Yvonne Graffam

Gorham

Big mistake in big ad sign of weak grasp of grammar

The full-page ad on the back of the Nov. 12 paper grabbed my attention. It was a color ad for MaineJobs/Monster. In big letters, it said, “Somewhere in a pile of resumes are 52 people that can manage the front desk. And one that could manage the company.”

Big ad, costs big money, has big grammar mistake – times two! I was always taught “people who” and “things or animals that.” No wonder kids can’t use proper grammar – even big companies publishing in big newspapers can’t, either!

Sorry for the rant, but doesn’t anyone care about stuff like this anymore?

Kathie McCarthy

Westbrook

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