I was one of the staff that helped evacuate the residents at Victorian Villa in Canton and am very proud of my co-workers and the residents and how well they did with the change.

Also, I want to thank the children at the Hartford Elementary School for entertaining the residents. They sang, made Christmas cards for the residents and one little boy played chess with one of the residents and read to the residents.

Patti Inglis, Rumford

I am writing to express my opinion in regards to the seemingly little recognition the state and local highway road crews receive during times of inclement weather.

My husband has worked for the Poland Highway Department for many years, and he, along with road crew members from every town in this state, must plow roads, and manage breakdowns, and they do this successfully while under the strains of working numerous consecutive hours, driving with little to no visibility and dealing with the danger of drivers too impatient to wait for a safe clearing to pass the maintenance vehicles.

The individuals that maintain our state and local roads during inclement weather and all the time deserve recognition and thanks from us all. If it were not for the hard work and dedication these individuals give to maintain our roads, individuals from other organizations such as police, fire, rescue and Central Maine Power would not be able to travel to the places where they are needed.

Amy L. Merrill, Poland
A blessing

On Dec. 19, my husband and I ate breakfast at Michael’s Restaurant in Norway. When we asked the waitress for our check, she said the lady that had been sitting behind us had paid our bill and said to wish us a “Merry Christmas.”

That gesture brought tears to my eyes. I pray that this unknown lady also had a blessed Christmas.

During these days of hearing of so many problems and hatred in the world, it is a blessing to receive such kindness.

Opal Duchette, Oxford
Good series

I would hope the Sun Journal will be submitting the series on coaching, written by Kevin Mills, for as many awards, locally, regionally and nationally, for which it is eligible.

For what it’s worth, it has my vote as being the most important sports series written this year. The series deserves as much recognition as it can get.

Bob Woodbury, Winslow
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