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  • Published
    October 24, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Westbrook Mayor Sanphy came through for city resident

    When I needed help, Mayor Mike Sanphy came through. With safety concerns regarding several dead and dying trees on the property next to mine, I contacted city officials. My then-Ward 1 council member did not respond, but Mayor Sanphy and Economic Development Director Daniel Stevenson did. They visited the site, brought the city arborist, Doug […]

  • Published
    October 23, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Don’t return combative Suslovic to Portland council

    In 2012, Ed Suslovic was on the Portland City Council and commissioned a consulting firm to analyze fire department staffing in a 523-page study, for $39,000. The study recommended hiring to reduce overtime costs. Mr. Suslovic released hand-picked data undermining the study’s findings. He argued that staffing should be reduced, based on doing a per […]

  • Published
    October 23, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Sen. Collins an effective advocate for family dealing with genetic disorder

    She supports research and policy issues that further the goal of helping those affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

  • Published
    October 23, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Position of mayor a waste of Portland taxpayers’ money

    Why does Portland need a mayor? The position is essentially without any real power, as decisions are ultimately made by the city manager. This person should just be a member of the City Council, like the good old days. If we need an additional at-large councilperson, so be it. The $73,000-plus annual cost of having […]

  • Published
    October 23, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Owner-to-be seeks information on old Windham ‘poor farm’

    I’m looking for information on Windham’s poor farm, located at 22 Town Farm Road. I am in the process of purchasing this home and would like to put together as much detailed information as possible. The Lakes Region Weekly article, by Kay Soldier, was posted on the Press Herald website Jan. 16, 2015, and updated […]

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  • Published
    October 23, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Casavant has always put Biddeford first

    I am writing in support of Alan Casavant. The job of mayor, regardless of city, is primarily to bring local experience and depth of understanding, not opinion, to the process of moving government forward. Alan has put Biddeford first as a councilor, legislator and mayor. One thing that is unique about Alan Casavant is his […]

  • Published
    October 22, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Support dedicated, hardworking Rwaganje for Westbrook council

    Please join me and vote for Claude Rwaganje for an at-large seat on the Westbrook City Council. First in his native Democratic Republic of Congo, and now in Westbrook, Claude has been an advocate for all those needing help, including affordable housing and workforce development. Here in Maine, he founded ProsperityME to connect low-income people […]

  • Published
    October 22, 2019

    Letter to the editor: In Biddeford, Litalien will be the people’s mayor

    I am pleased and proud to endorse Jason Litalien for mayor. He cares for and listens to the people, so very important to being the people’s mayor. He does his homework, he has met with many city employees and his work on the 600-car parking garage has proven this is a real bad deal for […]

  • Published
    October 22, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Graham will be unique voice for Portland’s District 3

    By voting for Andy Graham for Portland City Council, voters and the city will benefit from his 41 years as a parent and resident of District 3, his 41 years running a business in Portland and his 20-plus years of involvement with nonprofit organizations, including Creative Portland, the Capisic Pond Restoration and First Friday Art […]

  • Published
    October 22, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Lack of quality child care is a growing crisis

    Support working Maine parents – speak up in favor of increasing federal Child Care Development Block Grant funding.