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letter to the editor

  • Published
    June 19, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Electoral College abets subversion of democracy

    Re: “Letter to the editor: National Popular Vote a rebuke of our Founders” (June 14, Page A6): Why do the Portland Press Herald and other media keep publishing smokescreen arguments against state laws pledging their electors to the candidate who wins the popular vote once the number of such states’ electors totals the 270 threshold […]

  • Published
    June 19, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Helping hand isn’t extended to everybody in Portland

    The flood of support for the newly arrived migrants is gladdening – but the vote to house the homeless on the city's outskirts is disheartening.

  • Published
    June 18, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Assassinations took away peacekeepers

    Yitzhak Rabin died on Nov. 4, 1995. Robert Kennedy died on June 6, 1968. On those days, a peaceful promise was shot down. Eliot Chandler Augusta

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    June 18, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Lyric Theater’s ‘Hunchback’ makes last-minute change

    On June 7, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” opened at Lyric Music Theater in South Portland. It was a night to remember, not only for this wonderful production but also for the professional way that an unexpected turn of events was handled. Just one hour before showtime, the production team was notified that one of […]

  • Published
    June 18, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Mayor Strimling must balance needs of immigrants, taxpayers

    Portland can't absorb all of the costs of accepting the current influx on its own.

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  • Published
    June 18, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Maine Work Credit will benefit local economy

    As a small-business owner in Bath, I am pleased to see that my state senator, Eloise Vitelli, introduced the Maine Work Credit bill (L.D. 104), an expansion of the highly effective Earned Income Tax Credit. The federal EITC helps hundreds of thousands of Mainers make ends meet. It has worked so well that 29 states, […]

  • Published
    June 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Let unenrolled Mainers vote in primaries

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 15 years of living and voting in Maine, it’s that Mainers do not like to be put in a box. We are an independent-minded folk, and for a plurality of Maine voters, that independent streak extends to our politics. As a community organizer, I have spoken with […]

  • Published
    June 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Civil rights memorial tells important story

    My wife and I recently traveled to the South, primarily to visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, located in Montgomery, Alabama. Opened in April 2018 and built by the Equal Justice Initiative under the leadership of Bryan Stevenson, this stunning and sobering memorial is the first in the nation to acknowledge the over […]

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    June 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Too many questions on public power proposal

    Here are my thoughts regarding the proposed creation of a consumer-owned utility (“Commentary: A consumer-owned utility could invest in Maine’s economy,” June 6): One would think that Maine would be striving to attract private investment, not kicking it out. Contrarily, if socialization is the goal, why stop at utilities? Why not nationalize banks and other […]

  • Published
    June 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: New Maine paid-time-off law will help caregivers

    Yes! Staff Writer Scott Thistle’s recent story (“New law to make Maine first state with paid sick time that covers more than getting sick,” May 28) was welcome news to read. The new law, requiring businesses with 10 or more employees to give their staff as much as 40 hours of paid time yearly for […]