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letter to the editor

  • Published
    October 18, 2019

    Letter to the editor: God’s at-risk creatures face threat

    Maine's leaders in Washington must defend the Endangered Species Act from efforts to weaken it.

  • Published
    October 18, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Free wigs available to Portland-area cancer patients

    The day that I was diagnosed with cancer, I was given a prescription for a “cranial prosthesis”: a wig. When I went to purchase a wig, I was told that Medicare and Medicare Supplement insurance did not cover the cost. The wig that I had picked out cost $800. I didn’t buy it. The following […]

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    October 18, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Marriage is no quick fix for poverty

    In response to William Vaughan Jr.’s letter of Oct. 10: Citing the U.S. Census figures on poverty and suggesting that poor people get married in order to escape poverty is largely an intellectual exercise devoid of reality. I would suggest that anyone believing in Mr. Vaughan’s theory take a meal at the Preble Street Resource […]

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    October 18, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Credit unions working to grow Maine’s economy

    Many government programs are trying to address Maine’s economic challenges. We have an aging population, more jobs than qualified candidates to fill them, and far too many families struggling to put meals on the table. Government assistance helps, but we cannot rely on it alone. This is where we come in – the owners and […]

  • Published
    October 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Broad experience equips Shaughnessy to be Westbrook mayor

    For over 25 years, Michael Shaughnessy, as a board member and president of the Friends of the Presumpscot River, has patiently and tenaciously worked with a diverse partnership, from state and federal officials to the city of Westbrook and Sappi in restoring the Presumpscot River. Michael has broad experience, serving in municipal government in Windham […]

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  • Published
    October 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Committee moving ahead with South Portland skate park

    The opening date has been moved back to allow for greater input, but the city isn't stalling.

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    October 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Sen. Collins puts small business first

    The 2017 federal tax cuts are working for Maine’s job creators, say NFIB’s small-business members in a recent survey. Most business owners say the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had a positive effect on the economy, more than half said it positively impacted their business and two-thirds saw their tax bill go down. That’s why […]

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    October 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Holiday Inn upgrades cause protracted Spring Street tie-ups

    The Empire State Building is 102 stories high and took about 14 months to build before opening in 1931. Exactly how much longer will it take to complete the renovations to the Holiday Inn in downtown Portland, which have blocked traffic on Spring Street for much longer than that already? Dan Skwire Portland

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    October 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Project-oriented Spiller the best pick for Westbrook mayor

    During these divisive times, I find myself wanting to support nonpartisan candidates, the type of people who are project-oriented and not opposition-oriented. I support folks who work with all viewpoints as long as a job gets done. I support people who live in the cities they govern, and who love and value both the history […]

  • Published
    October 16, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Thibodeau will be capable, even-keeled Portland mayor

    I’m supporting Spencer Thibodeau for Portland mayor for the following reasons: He’s a lawyer, well versed in laws and regulations related to the changes and development our city is currently experiencing. His remarks are not full of strong emotion and a rescue mentality. His positions are well thought out and temperate. Most importantly, Spencer has […]