December 21, 2011 RSS feed / Letters

Enact stricter penalties

To the editor:  I have written a letter similar to this one a few years in a row, and nothing has changed from the first time I recall writing about Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) or becoming a member.  It’s times like this tha More...

Devastation looms

To the editor:  These are desperate economic times. The status of state government finances is dire as evidenced by the news about proposed state budget cuts that are nothing short of devastating.  More...

The gift of art

To the editor:  At this extraordinary season of giving, I extend a special thank you and happy holidays to the visual artists, musicians, performers and arts organizations in our community, each of whom adds to the cultural magnificence of our s More...

Railroaded?

To the editor:  When the idea of bringing passenger rail to Brunswick emerged, a palpable buzz swept through town.  Businesses were overjoyed with the prospects of shoppers arriving with empty shopping bags. More...

More than one day

To the editor:  I write in response to David Ricker’s letter ( Dec. 13, “Merry Christmas”) about Ebenezer Scrooge being alive and well.  I was raised a Catholic. I do not remember Ebenezer in any sermons.  More...

An incredible performance

To the editor:  We’re sure you are well aware of Brunswick High School’s excellence in scholastics and sports. More...

Favoritism ignored

To the editor:  The Times Record has again failed to include all relevant facts in its Nov. More...

CLARIFICATION

A Dec. 12 Monday Meter titled “Hostility trumps hospitality” did not make clear the difference between tax increment financing arrangements for the developers of the Inn at Brunswick Station and the Hampton Inn in Bath.  More...

Missed signs

To the editor:  This is an open letter to all who drive in and out of the Topsham Fair Mall onto Route 196.  Due to the multiple lanes exiting the mall and the volume of traffic on Route 196, highway authorities decided that right turns exi More...

Back to average

To the editor:  Medicaid reforms are so necessary in order to bring Maine in line with national averages in granting aid.  Maine’s Medicaid program gives benefits to 35 percent more of the state’s population than the national av More...

Help end hunger

To the editor:  Bread for the World is a faith-based organization that advocates with the U.S. Congress to get legislation passed that we hope and pray will one day lead to an end to hunger and poverty in the world. More...

Unacceptable cuts

To the editor:  Gov. More...

Reason to believe

To the editor:  On Saturday, Dec. 10, I left my wallet in a grocery cart at the Hannaford supermarket in Brunswick. I did not realize it until I put the groceries in my car.  More...

Come off the ledge

To the editor:  I could not agree more with Donald W. Coffin’s letter, “A good track record,” which was published on Dec. 8.  More...

Rethink tax cuts

To the editor:  Hundreds of people flooded the State House this week to protest Gov. More...

Show must go on

To the editor:  “Seussical” is the show that will not be stopped. More...

Sudden closure

To the editor:  Imagine my surprise when I got to the People Plus building last week to see a sign saying the Teen Center is closed the month of December.  This an especially critical time for young people. More...

Unfair attack

To the editor:  I find it offensive that Peter Anastos would use this holiday season to voice personal and petty attacks on our Town Council members in a letter to the editor, “Unfair advantage,” which was published Dec. 9.  More...

Holiday joy ride

To the editor:  I send a big thank you to Tri- County Literacy Volunteers, their sponsors and the Maine Eastern Railroad for another successful Candy Cane Train.  Children of all ages, their parents, grandparents and friends all had a wonde More...

Merry Christmas

To the editor:  Evidently, Ebenezer Scrooge is alive and well.  Everywhere I turn — the television, the mall or the newsstand — the battle over “Merry Christmas” rages on.  More...