July 8, 2013

Letters to the editor: 'Quiet majorities' ignored in gun debate

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Rifles are displayed at a gun show in Albany, N.Y., in January. A reader says Maine could take a leadership role in preventing gun violence by requiring background checks before private and gun show sales.

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Imagine their satisfaction.

Jeremy Smith

Old Orchard Beach 

Demand for Falmouth bus will continue to expand 

Many supporters of the Falmouth Flyer bus have met to express their support and thanks to Bonny Rodden for a job well done in the Falmouth Town Council. We would not have the Falmouth Flyer if it were not for her diligent, persistent hard work.

Also, we wanted to thank Lisa Agnew and Arlene Clifford for their support in helping Bonny Rodden and the bus.

As the years go by there will be more and more people without cars, or who are handicapped or in wheelchairs, who will need the convenience of the bus for work, appointments or for one reason or another.

"Ride the bus, it's for us."

John Radebaugh


Tax cut should favor elderly, not Hollywood filmmakers

Just thinking about giving a tax cut to the movie industry, then passing a tax increase on the working and elderly on fixed incomes, there is a pungent foul smell of a double standard ("Bill would woo movie, TV production companies with tax break," June 8).

Some in the Maine Legislature got dazzled by the beautiful people of the movie industry, and they feel these people should keep their money.

These same members of the Maine Legislature feel that workers and elderly have to bear the ever-increasing spending on education. The last temporary tax increase almost became permanent.

Gregory Morrow


Micucci's better off without 'rock star' baker Lanzalotta

I would like to comment on the June 29 article, "Portland pizza maestro's firing panics fans."

It is obvious to me that the management of Micucci Grocery was left with no other choice in the dismissal of their "rock star" baker. It happens all too often when a talented employee exceeds their boundaries. Stephen Lanzalotta should stick with his talent of baking and not interfere with administrative decisions.

Micucci Grocery has managed to be successful 55 years prior to Mr. Lanzalotta's beginning his employment. I am sure Micucci's is smart enough to realize that much of their success depends on hiring good employees and compensating them. I know when I go in there, I have seen the same faces for years!

Perhaps Mr. Lanzalotta should make another attempt at operating his own bakery. There he can get up at 5 a.m. to begin his baking and occasionally awaken in a cold sweat to wonder if he can make payroll.

John Mina



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