Thumbs up to the Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine and the City of Biddeford for taking the initiative to provide advocacy, support and resources locally to victims of sexual assault. The new dedicated office space is at the city’s J. Richard Martin Community

Center, 189 Alfred St. The office will be open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. As time goes on, the city hopes to invite other agencies to use the space, in order to provide services to folks in the city and the wider area.

Thumbs down to the poor communications between the developers of Mill Building #4 and the City of Saco. City officials held a special meeting this week in order for changes to be made on documents so the developers could receive their financing, due to poor prior communication.

Chinburg Builders has promised to be in better communication with the city in the future. We hope this happens and are excited to see redevelopment of the former mill building, which has been vacant for years.

Thumbs down to the continual, seemingly never-ending snipping and sniping by members of each of our state’s two largest political parties. Republicans say bad things about Democrats. Democrats say bad things about Republicans. Both groups seem to be about scoring points

for their side. Get with the program – get to work for Maine. Talk with each other, try to understand each other. Try, please.

Thumbs up to the 1,863 fans who showed up to Hill Stadium last Saturday for the Class A South football championship game. The majority of those fans were there to cheer on Thornton Academy, but Bonny Eagle’s fan base also showed up in large numbers to support

their Scots. Hopefully fans of the Golden Trojans will make the trip to Portland to watch the Golden Trojans battle for another state championship. Thumbnails is a Friday feature of the Journal Tribune’s opinion pages. If you want to respond, feel free to write to the Readers’ Forum via e-mail ([email protected]) or by dropping your letter off at our office.