July 3, 2013

Letters to the editor: Maine putting its heritage at risk

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A lobster boat motors past the Wood Island Life Saving Station in Kittery in 2012. The station is vulnerable to demolition by neglect, and other historic Maine structures already have been torn down, a reader says.

2012 File Photo/Shawn Patrick Ouellette

It is so difficult to come to class at the same time as working full time. Portland Adult Education teachers make them so comfortable. Even if students are busy, still the school offers volunteering so you don't feel bad or left behind from society.

The building is 27 years old and is falling apart, with leaks, mold, no ventilation and no good heating system. We need to have a new building with enough classrooms, and after this summer, 240 people are still on the waiting list to register for a class.

When city officials help students in this school, the city benefits because the students will contribute to taxes and the community.

I am grateful for getting my education until now, and I hope to continue learning and growing in the future.

Ayan Said

Gov. LePage demonstrates he's not suited to his job

As a result of Gov. LePage's latest crude and outrageous outburst ("LePage draws fire for sexual remark," June 20), I think it may be time to consider Article V, Part First, Section 15 of the Maine Constitution, also sometimes referred to as the "bananas clause." This says that if a governor is mentally (or physically) unfit to serve, he can be removed by the Legislature.

I have known seven governors over the years, and not one has ever exhibited the crass behavior and ignorance that the current occupant has.

He is an embarrassment to the state of Maine and its people and is in no way qualified to serve as our leader.

Kathleen Watson Goodwin

Is there no way to muzzle the Blaine House Bully? While he's been making inappropriate comments since his campaign, I'm not sure he's been on record with the degree of vulgarity and personal insults that he spewed recently.

I work in the private sector. If I were to make similar vulgar and insulting remarks for all to hear in my workplace, I'd almost certainly be disciplined and would likely lose my job. And I'm guessing that anybody in any position on the state of Maine's payroll would suffer similarly.

Why, as citizens paying his salary, can we not fire Paul LePage from his job? Immediately.

Tim Pinette
South Portland 

Regarding Gov. LePage's most recent vulgar remarks -- enough is enough.

LePage lacks the moral fitness to be governor. He is an embarrassment to the state.

It's time to begin proceedings to remove this unfit man from the office of governor. Two more years is too long to wait.

Donna Brown


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