March 22, 2013 RSS feed / Letters

Obama the spender helped avert recession

To the Editor:  There are those critical of then-U.S. Sen. Obama for referring to President Bush as irresponsible and unpatriotic for increasing the budget deficit $4.9 trillion during his eight years in office.  More...

To solve health care, Medicare for all

To the Editor:  Thanks to Gordon Weil for his cogent explanation of the cost problem our health care system faces (“The problem with health care is cost, page A10, March 15). “Problem” is a charitable term. More...

Mourning Douglas Palmer  Free Access 

To the Editor: On March 10, the body of a man was discovered on the rocks below the Green Bridge. He was subsequently identified as Douglas Palmer, 55, a resident of Topsham. More...

Selection of pope should aid animals

To the Editor:  I was delighted to learn that the newly elected pope chose for himself the name of St. Francis of Assisi, generally known as patron saint of the animals. More...

Maine must ban leghold traps

To the Editor:  While Mainers are concerned about all kinds of policies that affect them, it is time for a crusade against animal trapping.  While you are going about your daily lives, some animal is chewing its foot off trying to escape fr More...

Horse sense for meat eaters

To the Editor:  Recently, food safety officials in United Kingdom, France and Sweden found traces of horse meat in ground beef sold across Europe. Massive recalls and lawsuits are ensuing.  More...

Bath’s sister city weekend went well

To the Editor:  The Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program recently concluded its second annual Japanese culture weekend. For four days, there were activities all around Bath for all ages and interests, ranging from food to music to arts. More...

Myrtle Beach here we come

To the Editor:  In your excellent editorial on global warming (“Weather the Storm,” page A12, March 8), you did not mention a critical aspect of Maine's environment: snowfall.  An analysis of trends in Portland's snowfall from 1 More...

FARMS effort was a success

To the Editor:  Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools would like to thank the local community for coming to the third Annual FARMS Fiesta.  The event was a wonderful success, with 230 adults and children enjoying a great meal. More...

LePage wrong on Medicaid

To the Editor:  For too long, Gov. LePage has been playing politics with people’s health care by refusing to expand Medicaid enrollment as provided under Obamacare.  More...

Proud of what we do at Bath Iron Works

To the Editor:  I can’t believe the letter Kendall Merriam wrote to The Times Record downing the shipbuilders of Bath Iron Works (“Shame on you, Bath Iron Works,” page A6, Feb. 28).  More...

Wind farm killed my dream home

To the Editor:  In 2000, I purchased Black Island in the middle of Saponic Pond because of the beauty and majesty of Passadumkeag Mountain. A little bit of Maine not covered with industrial waste. More...

Goodall, Democrats want more welfare

To the Editor:  More...

You could be an everyday hero

To the Editor:  March is Red Cross Month, when the American Red Cross recognizes the Everyday Heroes who help their communities by giving of themselves. More...

New building wrong for Woolwich

To the Editor:  The town of Woolwich is contemplating bucking the “belt tightening” trend and discarding its debt-free security in order to increase its town office space.  There are myriad points being forwarded by proponents a More...

Make the right choice with vaccinations

To the Editor:  The Mid-coast region is home to many intelligent, highly educated residents. They’re not afraid to ask questions or make their own decisions. In many ways, this is excellent. More...

Thanks for the plow during heavy snow

To the Editor:  This letter is a sincere thank you to the two kind gentlemen from AM-PM Property Management who stopped and plowed our driveway as I struggled to shovel the heavy snow on Thursday, Feb. 28. More...

Seeking information on Maine for school

To the Editor:  I am a fifth-grader at Napa Valley Language Academy. More...

Letter writer used bogus quotes

To the Editor:  Across our state and the nation, citizens are engaging in both rational and emotional discussions about what appropriate controls may be placed on the acquisition and the ownership of firearms under the Second Amendment of the U. More...

Touch tank donors touch students’ lives

To the Editor:  Phippsburg Elementary School would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who donated money for our touch tank. We have already raised most of the funds and are looking forward to meeting the goal.  More...