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letter to the editor

  • Published
    July 24, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Indifference is wrong response to suffering

    Indifferent is an adjective, defined as a lack of interest, enthusiasm or concern for something: Apathetic. The influx of asylum seekers currently living in the Expo Center is nothing short of a humanitarian crisis. Community members are collecting strollers, diapers, underwear, shoes, books and more. Private citizens have donated $800,000 and counting. Communities surrounding Portland […]

  • Published
    July 23, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Unethical dentists contribute to high costs

    This letter is in response to the writer who complained about high dental costs. l would like to suggest he read the Atlantic Magazine expose in the May 2019 issue. While there are many ethical dentists and practices there are a great many who are questionable in their administration of services. Thanks to fluoridation and […]

  • Published
    July 23, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Young diabetes patient praises Sen. Collins

    This month, I was joined by 160 kids like me, who live with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for the JDRF Children’s Congress. We went to Washington, D.C., to ask Congress to fund the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) for T1D research. I was diagnosed when I was almost 2 years old. I’m 9 years old now, […]

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    July 23, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Not every old building is worth preserving

    Portland can afford to say goodbye to some examples of our 'automotive heritage' on Forest Ave.

  • Published
    July 23, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Maine Virtual Academy meets students’ needs

    Our daughter Eryn recently graduated from Maine Virtual Academy (MEVA) and it was an unparalleled experience for her. Eryn trained with Cirque du Soleil before we relocated to Maine and now she’s with Sellam Circus School in Bidderford, ME. When Eryn wasn’t studying for SAT’s, she trained, performed and was coaching 20-30 hours weekly. MEVA’s […]

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  • Published
    July 22, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Collins should get credit for speaking up

    I am writing this letter to the editor to commend our senator, Susan Collins, for having the courage that most other Republican senators lack for calling out President Trump’s series of tweets regarding the duly elected Democratic congresswomen. The senator is absolutely right that while we may disagree, sometimes strongly, with other representatives on policy, […]

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    July 22, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Obedience not required by patriotism

  • Published
    July 22, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Collins said too little about Trump’s tweets

    Susan Collins has once again shown us who she really is. We should believe her. Senator Collins had a difficult time clearly denouncing the latest racist remark made by Trump, choosing instead a tepid comment about him crossing a line preceded by her detailed criticisms of the House Democrats that Trump referred too. With her […]

  • Published
    July 21, 2019

    Another View: CMP rebuttal offered no clarity

    In lashing out at critics, the company still hasn't explained why so many customers were billed incorrectly.

  • Published
    July 21, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Yarmouth’s dams kill marine life

    To protect the interests of three private marinas, the town government has blocked the removal of two non-power generating dams on the Royal River.