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    August 11, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Helpful Progressive Portland should not be condemned

    I am writing to share my experience with Progressive Portland, in response to a recent letter to the editor by Simon Thompson, calling on candidates for local office to “condemn” the group. On April 12, my husband, Otto Morales, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on his way to work. Otto came to […]

  • Published
    August 10, 2017

    Letter to the editor: After crashes, police help needed on clogged alternate routes

    While running an errand in Portland from Biddeford, I ran into the unfortunate accident on the turnpike Aug. 4 involving an RV and a tractor-trailer, just north of Saco. As one might imagine, traffic was literally stopped in the northbound lanes, even though the accident occurred in the southbound lanes. Numerous police vehicles were parked […]

  • Published
    August 10, 2017

    Letter to the editor: New Portland center to help showcase the strengths of immigrants

    I was glad to attend the recent opening of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, with the goal of offering a collaborative space to immigrant entrepreneurs. Alain Nahimana, an immigrant from Burundi, and Damas Rugaba, an immigrant from Rwanda, came up with the idea to create a shared co-working space. The center, which is equipped […]

  • Published
    August 10, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Diseases can be devastating to children – vaccinate them!

    I would like to add a personal note to the vaccination discussion that might just possibly influence some parents who do not believe in vaccination. Parents of young children these days were not alive when we did not have vaccinations against polio and the common childhood diseases. As a child in the 1930s, I was […]

  • Published
    August 10, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Solar bill debate overlooked wind and water generation

    I suspect many were disappointed in the negative tenor of discussion and the disparity of claims made in regard to the solar bill, L.D. 1504. When discussion degrades to one party saying that the other is lying, it is difficult to know who is closer to the truth. One major issue is that, unfortunately, Central […]

  • Published
    August 9, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Critic got it wrong; Councilor Duson works hard for affordable housing

    Tanya Lima’s recent letter to the editor demonstrates the level of misinformation that is being circulated in Portland by a small special-interest political group masquerading as a social welfare nonprofit. In her letter, Lima repeats the false claim that Councilor Jill Duson has attempted in some way to suppress affordable housing in the city. This […]

  • Published
    August 9, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Cheerful group of bicyclists turned out to be much more

    Seeing cyclists riding two abreast, in brightly colored team shirts and looking very intense, is common in our Back Cove neighborhood. What I saw last week was more like a “pod” of cyclists in brightly colored team shirts looking free and easy and very cheerful. I thought, “This must be a club instead of a […]

  • Published
    August 9, 2017

    Letter to the editor: At this point, it’s clear that Trump’s not qualified for the job

    It is now, hopefully, very obvious to everyone that electing Donald Trump to the presidency was and continues to be a failed experiment. It is clear to all people with half a brain that he has no idea what he is doing. He wasn’t qualified to be hired for the job in the first place, […]

  • Published
    August 9, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Many will lose shore access if Cape Elizabeth vacates paper streets

    With wise forethought in 1911, developers in the Shore Acres neighborhood set aside a narrow strip of oceanfront, 50 to 200 feet wide, as a common area for residents to walk, drive and enjoy. We have recreated peacefully for many years on Surfside Avenue, Atlantic Place and the wild shorefront paper street in between. Let […]

  • Published
    August 9, 2017

    Letter to the editor: City Manager Jennings not behaving like ‘well-intentioned’ guy

    City Manager Jon Jennings has refused to meet with the elected mayor, Ethan Strimling, does not respond to emails, will not let the mayor see official press notices prior to their release to the public, forces the mayor to ask permission to speak with city staff and threatens to quit publicly when he doesn’t get […]

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