Theriault our choice
To the editor:
It was during a very sorrowful time in my family’s life that I got to meet Mr. [John] Glowa. We were all gathered at my in-laws on Hime Hill when he came campaigning for state representative.
First off he made the statement that he had worked for the state of Maine for “X” number of years, drew a big salary and did nothing – his own words. I don’t think I would be so proud of that, and we, as taxpayers, were paying his salary.
In regards to Mr. Pauley’s letter to the editor [The Town Line, September 29, 2016 issue] about his confrontational nature. Well, we all saw that first hand. He was asked how he stands on an issue and he, in his own words again, said, “That is a no brainer.” Well, I for one like to think that issues of importance are not a “no brainer.” When he was asked to leave, did he say thank you for all your time and get in his truck and leave? No, he became argumentative, could not accept that we did not agree with him and finally was escorted to his truck, and asked to not come back.
Ask yourself – is this the type of person we want representing us in Augusta?
Think before you vote on November 8.
Vote the Republicans out
To the editor:
Here in Belfast we have done very well. We’re alive with businesses hiring, Mainers and tourists love visiting, and locals enjoying a “real” town that is recognized and cheered state wide.
As Mayor of Belfast for eight years and now a four-term city council member, I’ve watched as Maine fell far behind the region and country. Six years ago the state elected Governor [Paul] Le Page and two years later we elected a Republican legislature. Most of Maine, other than the coast and southern Maine (which the governor dismisses as Northern Massachusetts), have suffered badly under this governor and his legislature.
The latest outrages by LePage camouflage how badly his administration and the Republican senators and representatives have failed Maine. Instead of talking about the deep harm caused by their radical experiment we’re talking about a foul mouthed loose cannon.
This November we have one last chance to begin to right the state. If we miss this one chance we’ll be another 3-4 years before we can begin to straighten out all the damage LePage and the legislature has done.
The Republican majority needs to be thrown out. In Waldo County we must elect Jonathan Fulford to the Maine Senate. In every district and county of Maine every Republican must be voted out of office. No matter what they have done individually, as a party they have failed Maine. If you care about Maine’s future we need to vote the Republican’s out. Vote: the future is on the ballot.