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letter to the editor

  • Published
    September 16, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Strimling fosters unity among Portland’s working class

    The predominant narrative in this year’s mayoral election is that Mayor Ethan Strimling creates “divisiveness” in City Hall. It’s true that Strimling often disagrees with the city manager and certain councilors, but he’s on the side of working people in these debates. Time and again, our mayor has gone to bat for issues like paid […]

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    September 16, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Senate must act to make retirements more secure

    In Maine and across the country, many people face the prospect of long retirements with inadequate savings. According to the Federal Reserve, nearly a quarter of adults have nothing saved for retirements that could last 20 years or longer. Fortunately, a solution to this looming retirement crisis is on the edge of approval in Congress, […]

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    September 16, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Warren will advocate for America’s middle class

    Elizabeth Warren, a leading Democratic presidential candidate, is fearless. She speaks truth to power, be it corporations, insurance companies or politicians. Moreover, she knows how to fix America’s greatest challenge: the demise of our middle class and the greatest concentration of wealth in a century. Finally, she has the passion to get it done, a […]

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    September 16, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Extend rail service to prevent Portland congestion

    An editorial calling for expanding bus ridership fails to take into account the impact on downtown traffic.

  • Published
    September 15, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Maine energy planning should be open and democratic

    The PUC's request for proposals from businesses essentially asks 'private, undemocratic institutions to plan our future for us.'

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  • Published
    September 15, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Say ‘no’ to e-bikes on Acadia’s uniquely beautiful carriage roads

    John D. Rockefeller Jr. clearly stipulated that motorized vehicles would never be allowed on the carriage roads his family donated to Acadia National Park. The carriage roads, which took 30 years to build and over 13 years to restore, are unequaled in the National Park System. Rockefeller was an experienced horseman who wanted to travel […]

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    September 15, 2019

    Letters to the editor: Republicans should put country over party, defy Trump

    Many citizens are fed up with the gridlock in the Senate. Where is the outcry over the $3.6 billion approved and budgeted by Congress for essential military construction projects that is being diverted to pay for and build more of the border wall? Twenty-one Conservative (Tory) lawmakers departed from the House of Commons in England […]

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    September 15, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Let’s give to those in need who already live here

    Recently there appeared two news stories that reveal the hypocrisy in the efforts in aiding our fellow man. One story indicated that individuals who leave items out for the homeless Mainers in Sanford could be charged with littering (Sept. 7, Page B3), while the city of Portland struggles to decide how to spend nearly $1 […]

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    September 15, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Abortion ‘people’s veto’ will add to burden of tough decision

    In 2016, my husband and I had two wonderful boys and were eager to welcome another. My pregnancy was progressing normally until 18 weeks, when we learned that our son Dylan had a severe birth defect and a very grim prognosis. We knew this wasn’t a life we wanted for our son, so we made […]

  • Published
    September 14, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Congress’ inaction on weapons ban benefits only gun makers

    In 1994, the United States Congress passed a law prohibiting the manufacture, transfer or possession of semi-automatic assault weapons. The ban was good for only 10 years and ended in 2004. In 2004, Congress did not extend the law. They simply let it expire. What if Congress had extended the ban in 2004? How many […]