February 5, 2013 RSS feed / Letters

A market approach to kids and violence

To the Editor: We are very lucky to live in a part of the world relatively devoid of extreme violence, political upheaval, poverty and all the other bits of chaos we witness in the news on a regular basis. More...

How to end homelessness

To the Editor: Homelessness in Maine is a solvable problem. The most effective way to end this problem is to make more supported housing and put people in those instead of shelters. Supported housing is cheap apartments for homeless people. More...

The basic facts of gun life

To the Editor: Sure, Gordon Weil seemed all middling and even a bit informed on gun issues (OpEd: “Does the 2nd Amednment probibit gun regulation?” p. A8, Jan. 25). He does, however, seem unaware of a few basic facts of gun life: More...

Violence is violence, firearm or no firearm

To the Editor: Why is it that whenever our society hears of a violent firearms crime such as a theater or school shooting or a football player shooting his girlfriend, the call goes out for more gun control laws? More...

World hunger can be solved

To the Editor: During the time it will take you to read this, 51 people around the world will die of hunger-related causes, and 35 of them will be children younger than 5. More...

Kids being kids, set on violence

To the Editor: I have not seen any of these controversial student video projects, “Kids shooting kids” (page A1, Jan. 15), but I am dismayed by those who have written in defending the alleged violent content of such expression. More...

Amend Constitution to curb campaign cash

To the Editor: On Tuesday, I joined over 100 Mainers at the State House. More...

Thanks to backers of charter school

To the Editor: As a founding advisory board member of Harpswell Coastal Academy, I want to thank the (Maine) Charter School Commission for its extraordinary volunteer service, professionalism, diligence, attention to detail and faith in public educat More...

What would King think of us today?

To the Editor: At a time when the country celebrates the president taking his oath of office and the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it might be good to recall Dr. King’s actions and message. More...

Transportation advocates, not ‘buffs’

To the Editor: I was thrilled that the Times Record’s top story of 2012 was the Downeaster extension. But I wish to correct one phrase, “train buff,” used in your Jan. 10 story. More...

Can’t afford failed chief executive

To the Editor: The next gubernatorial election is two years away, and it’s way too early to speculate who the Democratic nominee will be. More...

Raise sales tax, not property tax

To the Editor: I’m writing in response to Gina Hamilton’s very well written article on Jan. 30 (OpEd: “Socked with state costs, towns, cities in shock,” p. A6) regarding Gov. More...

Local organization seeks shipmates

To the Editor: The Fleet Reserve Association was founded in 1924. It is made up of former enlisted members of the U.S. More...

Cabaret theater a local must-see

To the Editor: On Sunday, my husband and I attended the Winter Cabaret at The Theater Project. It was wonderful. These fresh and funny skits are well staged and well performed. More...

Now let’s regulate ‘hands, feet, fists’

To the Editor: The Childrens Defense Fund wants you to believe that we need to get rid of guns to protect children. More...

LePage a ‘bully’ and a ‘dictator’

To the Editor: Why does Paul LePage treat the people of Maine with such disrespect? More...

Roe v. Wade didn’t mandate abortions

To the Editor: Forty years have passed since the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of the national right to abortion. More...

Candidate need not apologize

To the Editor: I was saddened to read the letter “Topsham candidate should apologize” in the Jan. 18 Times Record. More...

War games for the video set

To the Editor: I hate this headline “Kids shooting kids” (A1, Jan. 15). It is inflammatory and outrageous. More...

Constitution protects kids using fake guns

To the Editor: Your violent video piece (“Kids shooting kids,” page A1, Jan. 15) is replete with the old and typical responses and actions of ignorant squelchers of constitutionally protected freedoms and creative young people. More...