I am appalled to read Mr. Millar's "favorite" definition of "smart growth" as just being able to get drunk and walk home. While I'm sure this quote is just a small part of his presentation, it makes for a poor "sound bite" and exhibits a lack of professionalism from a person at his level of leadership. I see "smart growth" as an integration of residents, businesses and community resources. His remark certainly doesn't convey the best vision for a community.
Thank goodness someone in government has done the right thing this week.
What's even more troubling by this move is that he waited so long to issue this order after so many schools have invested so much time and effort into the adoption of Common Core. You get an "F" for this one, Mr. LePage.
I remember many years ago when my aunt from Rumford needed critical cardiac care. At the time the only option was Maine Med, so she was transferred there from CMMC. Fortunately my sister lived in Portland at the time, so my uncle was able to stay with her until my aunt's passing. If she had been in Lewiston, both my aunt and uncle would have had the additional comfort of many more family members and friends. They would have made such a difference for them. Local care is crucial not only for patients but family and friends who can contribute so much to wellness.
I am so very sad to hear this. I enjoyed the games so much. They were always well worth the hour's drive for me. It was fun to see family and friends and to see such great hockey. I wish everyone involved with the team all the best. You will be greatly missed. It was quite a ride.
Here's hoping that this latest incident will hit home and make Gov. LePage more thoughtful. I have received many emails from friends across the country asking what's going on with Maine. All this negative publicity will not do much for bringing jobs to Maine if that really is his goal.
My thanks to both of you for your service to the City of Lewiston. I knew Buzzy through my father's business. His quick thinking and actions kept the entire building from burning down in 1974. My best wishes to you both.
Google "kiss my butt" and see how widely this story has been reported. One of Mr. LePage's goals is to create jobs in Maine. If I were a CEO of a corporation being courted to open a business in Maine, I'd think twice about having to deal with an administration represented by this man.
This is just beyond comprehension.
Middle part of the FIRST period, not third period.