June 18, 2013 RSS feed / Letters

Bath library had big fundraiser

To the Editor:  The Patten Free Library wishes to recognize the merchants of our service communities of Bath, West Bath, Georgetown, Woolwich and Arrowsic for generously donating to the 21st Annual Dinner and Silent Auction at J. R. More...

‘Senior Prom’ was lots of fun in Topsham

To the Editor:  We attended the Mt. Ararat High School Senior Prom for senior citizens Friday evening.  The School Jazz Band was featured for three sets and, in between, the deejay played songs of the 1950s and ’60s. More...

King must step up protest of surveillance

To the Editor:  (U.S.) Senator (Angus) King glosses over the issue of the basic right to privacy; I would much rather live free of constant governmental scrutiny and future conjecture than be 100 percent safe from his specific issue.  More...

Best cure: prevention, drug alternatives

To the Editor:  Our health care system is broken. More...

Town should remove ill chestnut trees

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Hiring of Abelmann should be a lesson

To the Editor:  We may never know all of the facts behind the abrupt departure of the Brunswick High School principal. More...

Reject budget for Brunswick schools

To the Editor:  The referendum to approve Brunswick’s school budget next Tuesday epitomizes two axioms of municipal governance.  The first: “Nobody spends somebody else’s money as carefully as they spend their own.”& More...

Too many questions remain unanswered

To the Editor:  Your May 31 article on the old Bath hospital (“Bath building sale questioned,” Page A1) touched on two important issues which the city manager, city attorney and chairman of the City Council tried to confuse.  Wh More...

School vote actually is very democratic

To the Editor:  Your brief editorial about school budget voting procedures in Regional School Unit 1 (“Undemocratic move in RSU 1,” May 30, Page A6) misses some important points.  More...

Local support powered ‘Relay for Life’ success

To the Editor:  As chairwoman of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Brunswick, I would like to thank residents for their generosity and support.  More than 70 teams participated, and raised more than $112,000 to hel More...

Brunswick crew picked litter promptly

To the Editor:  I am writing to thank the work crew that cleaned up the mess of trash on both sides of Meadow Road in Brunswick at the culvert.  I'm impressed with how quickly and efficiently you took care of the matter.  More...

RSU 12 budget vote is June 28

To the Editor:  The Sheepscot Valley Regional School Unit 12 budget as recommended by the RSU 12 Board of Directors was approved at the regional budget meeting on June 8. More...

Wisdom on both sides of abortion debate

To the Editor:  As a rule, I avoid publicly commenting on divisive topics. More...

Where are rights for the unborn?

To the Editor:  Regarding Gene Proctor’s letter (“Women have right to safe, legal abortion,” May 23, Page A6), apparently he has little value for human life.  More...

Support labels for toxic chemicals

To the Editor:  No child should be exposed to chemicals that cause cancer, developmental disabilities or reproductive problems. But our children’s health is threatened every day by dangerous chemicals such as BPA in food packaging.  More...

Approve budget for Brunswick schools

To the Editor:  Brunswick residents should vote strong approval of the school budget in the June 11 school budget referendum.  Because this is an off-election year, the turnout will be very low. More...

Don’t take from those who don’t have

To the Editor:  Balancing a budget is full of tough choices. There are some years when certain items need a little more and others need a little less.  More...

Bath pulled off ‘sale of the century’

To the Editor: Have I missed something? More...

Scouts change on gays isn’t ‘morally straight’

To the Editor:  Regarding Andrew Ian Dodge’s column (OpEd: “Scouts come to reality on gays,” May 28, Page A6):  Reality? More...

Say no to RSU 1’s ‘day care’ budget

To the Editor:  A letter to the editor on May 24 asks Regional School Unit 1 voters to weigh a critical $27 million budget. All voters, especially taxpayers and parents, should look at these proposed increases. More...