May 4, 2016 RSS feed / Letters

In Support of Ranked Choice Voting

Weekly we see and read of examples of a highly conflicted political climate in Maine. A slight change in the way we vote would ease the anger. More...

Sen. King Should be Applauded

Senator King has done a great service to all Mainers with his video describing how early detection of his two cancers, most recently prostate cancer, has helped him seek treatment when it is most effective. More...

CCL hosts conference

The Citizens Climate Lobby held its 6th annual conference in Washington, D.C., June 21-24. Ten volunteer lobbyists from Maine attended. This was the largest per capita delegation from New England and one that can make a difference. More...

Banks lend credit, not money

In reference to your column “Defaulting on Personal Responsibility,” by Tom Purcell, Times Record, 6/19- 6/21 2015, do review and study the following point of view, which may pull back the curtain on some of the long time held illusions w More...

Is the state of Maine headed for a shut down?

States that came under Republican control with the rise of the Tea Party are facing the consequences of “no-new-taxes” pledges as they struggle to find money to provide funding for their states. More...

Republicans need to see reality with environment

I wonder if the Republican presidential candidates will ever grow up and see the world as it really is. Global warming and destruction of the environment by human intention and carelessness is real. More...

Preventing problems and keeping youth safe

I would like to acknowledge the many great actions that help keep our youth safe during prom and graduation season at our local high schools. In public health, it is often hard to figure out for sure if a single action has had a positive outcome. More...

Thank you, Brunswick educators

As we approach graduation for the seniors at BHS, I would like to express my gratitude to all the teachers and staff at BHS who have helped my son to graduate with honors from the high school. More...

Oak Grove Cemetery

Re: WWII stone sinking below ground. Two years ago, I finally called this office to see if this stone could be lifted, as due to this, my father never gets honored with a flag. More...

Blanchard’s perspective

I was very impressed with Mr. Blanchard’s insight into the teaching profession, how easy the profession is, and how exchangeable (and overpaid) teachers are. More...

A Short History Lesson

Predictably, the liberal news media and a few holier-than-thou politicians are clamoring to have charges brought against Governor LePage for the unpardonable sin of nullifying the appointment of another public official of the opposite party with ques More...

Declaring Independence from Meat

Nearly 240 years ago, our founding fathers declared our national independence from Great Britain. This 4th of July, let's declare our independence from the meat industry. More...

Shellfish safety important

Summer is the season that Mainers and visitors enjoy delicious, locally-harvested shellfish such as clams, oysters and mussels. More...

Seeking asylum is a human right

“Asylum” is a prescription to heal from and prevent government persecution, including genocide, that Maine Republican legislators now resent as a “budgeting problem.” To be granted asylum in this country, asylum seekers must p More...

A matter of perceived prejudice on Memorial Day

To William McNeal of Topsham: My adopted, 26 year-old, Korean born, naturalized, American daughter and I reviewed your letter of June 10. We thinks thou protesteth too much. More...

Parkview-Mid Coast pact a good solution for situation

As a physician and public health professional with experience and knowledge of our federal, state and local healthcare systems, I felt compelled to comment on the recent news of the Mid Coast Hospital - Parkview Adventist Medical Center partnership. More...

Shootings should lead to U.S. gun law changes

It seems many humans like the shooter of nine innocent people in Charleston, S.C., act out of a mission to kill from a thought process of faulty wiring. More...

Good response by Brunswick PD

The Brunswick Police are to be commended for the manner in which they responded to and arrested two men who had threatened a couple recently. More...

Fly the continental flag

The British attack on a group of colonials encamped on Breeds Hill took place 140 years ago, on June 17, 1775. More...

Trusting in Sen. Baker

Can’t we get a break for one year from obnoxious mailings and phone calls? More...