November 1, 2012

Letters to the editor: 'Vile' views prompt call for boycott

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Linda Bean, right, talks to reporters after meeting with Gov. LePage in August. In response to a recent open letter in which Bean compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler, a reader is urging those who disagree to avoid patronizing Bean’s restaurants.

2012 File Photo/Kennebec Journal

Passage of Question 4 will provide needed funding for roads, rail, ports, transit and aviation, as well as improvements to safety and mobility for Maine families.

Passage of Question 5 will permit the state to borrow $7.9 million to help fund much-needed water and wastewater projects. If Question 5 does not pass, there will be increased pressure on water and sewer districts to increase rates.

Passage of Question 5 will also leverage almost $40 million in federal matching grants. This represents about 5 percent of the needed funding over the next 10 years.

Both bonds will bring jobs and encourage economic investment in our state. Infrastructure investment is the foundation by which our economy works.

William C. Haskell

president, Maine Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers


With Courtney in Congress, Main Street will have voice 

I strongly encourage you to vote for Jon Courtney for Congress in District 1.

He and his staff are running a campaign with integrity, honesty and common sense, not being influenced by big money, extreme ideology and loud opposing viewpoints.

By talking directly to voters, he has pursued a goal of listening to individuals and small-business owners, collecting ideas and suggestions. He is a small-business owner himself, and I am confident that he will consistently represent the concerns of this constituency with the common sense of "Main Street."

His positive record as state Senate majority leader testifies to his nonpartisan leadership experience and genuine commitment to be part of the solution for Maine.

I believe that more money will not solve the problems in Washington. And to Chellie Pingree -- you can't buy our votes.

Kerry L. Herrick



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