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  • Published
    July 21, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Don’t forget to check your smoke alarms

    Smoke alarms save lives! This fact is at the heart of the Home Fire Campaign of the American Red Cross. In the wake of a New Gloucester fire that is drawing attention to the firefighter shortage in Maine, we want Mainers to know that there are concrete steps you can take to make your home […]

  • Published
    July 21, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Still far too many dying by overdose

    Regarding the July 12 headline “Overdose deaths fell in early 2019,” in which the subtitle calls this a “positive trend:” There is much to be concerned about in the complicated land of drug overdose/addiction. It’s a huge problem, and we need to get better about making treatment accessible. However, to say these figures represent a […]

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    July 21, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Columnist misunderstood meaning of military service

    I found the Sunday column by Victoria Hugo-Vidal both naive about the mission of our armed forces, mean-spirited and disrespectful to the current administration. The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas. Every administration in our […]

  • Published
    July 20, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Don’t ban off-leash dogs from Baxter Woods

    There are few places left for dogs like Pear, Ruby, Dash and Rigby to play and exercise.

  • Published
    July 20, 2019

    Letter to the editor: We can’t retreat, says Jim Crow survivor

    First day of school, 52 years ago, out front of Northside Junior High School in Norfolk, Va., Coach explained the locker room and assigned lockers. “Now listen boys, we are going to work you hard. At the end of gym you’re going to’ be all hot, stinky and sweaty and you don’t want to go […]

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  • Published
    July 20, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Congress should enact carbon fee law

    It’s easy to become despondent reading yet another scientific study on the climate crisis (“Our View” July 17). The Press Herald correctly compared our growing awareness of this crisis to that of Pearl Harbor, compelling our mobilization to protect our children and ourselves from a truly existential threat. On a local level, it seems so […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Sen. Collins has a fan in Minnesota

    I am from Minnesota. It has been a childhood dream of mine to visit Maine ever since I did a fourth grade book report. I fell in love with Maine’s people, culture, and the beautiful scenery. I am a woman, business owner, and a hard worker. I am horrified at the way Sen. Susan Collins […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Maine’s homeless also need help with housing

    I’m no longer a resident of Maine and haven’t been for a number of years. I’m writing this as the mother of a mentally ill, homeless man living in Portland. He and numerous other American citizens are waiting for housing while Portland and Maine in general are welcoming and housing asylum seekers. When will Americans […]

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    July 19, 2019

    Letter to the editor: It’s time to stand up for decency

    President Trump’s remarks to Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Talib and AOC seem a Joseph Welch moment. When, during the Army McCarthy hearings, Sen. Joseph McCarthy was bearing down on his young client, his reply was: “Have you, Sir, no sense of decency, at long last?” I would like to think that most of those […]

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    July 19, 2019

    Letter to the editor: New housing should not encroach on greenspace

    I applaud the efforts of Elizabeth Rose and her Deering Junction neighbors in their opposition to the destruction of greenspace in their neighborhood. I live in the Stroudwater neighborhood. We suffered through a similar struggle just months ago as we opposed the over-development of Camelot Farm. Sadly, we lost our struggle to stop a zoning […]