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  • Published
    July 10, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Portland city manager must learn to work with firefighters

    Re: “In feud with union, Portland city manager orders his name removed from firefighters memorial” (July 3): Portland City Manager Jon Jennings says that he has no problem with the Portland Fire Department, but rather with the union. I am not directly connected with anyone in the fire department, but I have a problem with […]

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    July 10, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Punitive approach to migrants will backfire later

    Greeting our new Mainers with “welcome” signs at Fort Williams, rather than walls and cages, ensures a better outcome for all. It’s ironic that our fear of terrorists crossing the U.S. border has led to treating asylum seekers like criminals. If incarceration changes their attitude toward the U.S. from hopefulness to anger, who is to […]

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    July 10, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Young Americans won’t benefit from limited-government approach

    I was startled by Kathleen Parker’s July 2 column, “Why young Americans may be conservatives at heart” (Page A5). First of all, I do not think that many would argue with her desire to see young Americans happier, more prosperous and better educated. These are reasonable goals and certainly not limited to conservatives. It is […]

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    July 9, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Ties with Cape fray as Fort Williams parking fees take effect

    Dear Cape Elizabeth, I was sorry to see your plans for parking fees at Fort Williams. I’m your neighbor in South Portland, and you and I have been great friends for many years. The fort has given me dog walking, lacrosse games, lobster rolls, biking and Dooleyball (you have to be there) in all seasons. […]

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    July 9, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Cape’s improvements to park much appreciated on holiday

    Kudos and congratulations to the town of Cape Elizabeth for their upgrade to the management of Portland Head Light and Fort Williams Park. On Independence Day, the park was mobbed by cars and people, yet all was in good order, with plenty of good parking and free flow of the crowd. It was a joyous, […]

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    July 9, 2019

    Letter to the editor: U.S. World Cup victory renews appreciation of American flag

    The final win for the women's team made it possible to embrace the true meaning of the Stars and Stripes again.

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    July 9, 2019

    Letter to the editor: ‘True believers’ on the left fully capable of intolerance, hate

    Your July 6 edition contained a letter from a Cape Elizabeth gentleman (Charles Scontras) who was quite critical of a group he derisively identifies as “true believers.” I wonder if the writer grasps the incredible irony of his critique. He assails these “true believers” as intolerant, rigid and embracing authoritarianism while implying that his side […]

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    July 9, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Walk-in should remind Collins of responsibilities to children at border

    I stood up and participated in a walk-in at Sen. Susan Collins’ Portland office July 3. Many brought their small children and spoke about the anguish over the separation of families at the border. We chanted “Close the camps!” We asked what the senator would do to improve conditions and ensure that money designated for […]

  • Published
    July 8, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Maine State Music Theatre’s ‘Sophisticated Ladies’ is a knockout

    We had front-row seats to the left of the stage. There, we could see the tap dancing up close. Curt Clark’s actors and actresses at the Maine State Music Theatre put their whole hearts into their performances. And the musicians, well, they were superb; Three or four of them were in their 20s and the […]

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    July 8, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Medical paperwork adds to patient stress

    Over the past weeks, I have attended eight different medical appointments with my friend. At each, we were handed the infamous clipboard, seven pages of questions, asking about the same medical history. It takes time and emotional energy, causing angst, frustration, fear and anxiety. To ask the same questions, print the same forms, hire someone […]