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  • Published
    August 16, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Broad access to assault weapons makes each of us vulnerable

    The Dayton shooter, with his legally purchased rifle, was able to kill nine people, and injure 27 more in the space of 30 seconds. The El Paso shooter, also with a legally purchased rifle, was able to kill 20 people and injure 27 (two of whom have since died) before police arrived in six minutes. […]

  • Published
    August 15, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Complaints about Rock Row are complaints about fun

    I have been following the Portland Press Herald’s coverage of those who complain about the noise coming from the Rock Row concert venue in Westbrook, and the complaining needs to stop. I can hear the music from my house in Portland, and all I think is “good for those who are out having fun on […]

  • Published
    August 15, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Pingree shows courage by standing up to Israel lobby

    In a recent letter to the editor (Aug. 9), Alan J. Levenson criticizes Rep. Chellie Pingree for not supporting “Israel’s right to exist,” because she voted against H.Res. 246, which targeted the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement criticizing Israel. H.Res. 246 is among measures in Congress and in state legislatures promoted by the American […]

  • Published
    August 15, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Yarmouth residents need the Breez

    The Town Council is urged to continue funding the bus, which provides a valuable service to students, workers and even tourists.

  • Published
    August 15, 2019

    Letter to the editor: As mayor, Snyder will help create shared vision for Portland

    “Any conversation that isn’t about a shared vision is a waste of time.” – Peter Spear, Spear Strategy I’m writing this letter to ask Portland residents to vote Kate Snyder for mayor this fall. Kate brings her leadership experience and talent for facilitation to a City Council that seems eager for a new direction. She […]

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  • Published
    August 15, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Return of treasured bracelet lifts its owner’s spirits

    Sometimes it is very hard, in this uncivil time, to find a reason to believe in the goodness of people. I found a reason last Friday. My family celebrated my sister’s 65th birthday on Aug. 8 in Portland with dinner at Otto’s, followed by a trip through the Renys store on the way to the […]

  • Published
    August 14, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Masculinity, mass violence are not related

    Last week, Nicki DeMarco at The Washington Post hosted an episode of the “Post Reports” daily podcast on the topic “Nearly all mass shootings are committed by men. Why isn’t masculinity a bigger part of the debate?” Well, nearly all those who stormed the beaches of Normandy in 1944 were men. According to the statistics […]

  • Published
    August 14, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Williamson stands out as a presidential candidate because she speaks the truth

    Marianne Williamson, a Democratic candidate for president, has written several wonderful books. Her latest is “Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution.” We generally do not think of love and politics in the same sentence, and yet an entire book has been dedicated to this powerful topic. Marianne shares deep wisdom and […]

  • Published
    August 14, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Legislation on boycott movement silences free speech

    Two congressional resolutions appear to equate support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement with delegitimizing Israel. BDS has a storied history of promoting nonviolent change, from Gandhi’s struggle against British rule to the global campaign against South African apartheid. Today’s BDS cause is a global movement to encourage Israel, through peaceful means, to adhere […]

  • Published
    August 14, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Bothered by Rock Row noise? Take matters in hand

    I feel bad for the folks who can’t sleep because of the noise at Rock Row. There are laws against disturbing the peace, and the Westbrook police should be enforcing them when they get a complaint. The law is still the law, whether it’s a big production or the next-door neighbor. Just go in, take […]