Is there something that really irks you? Something about your job, your family or the stuff you have to deal with every day? Share it. E-mail your peeves to or mail them to Sun Journal, attn: b section, P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04240, and we’ll print them here. Please keep your gripe to under 60 words.

My gripe is people who own dogs and do not know how to train them not to bark all day. Some tie them up outside, go to work all day and leave the dog to bark. Other owners seem not to hear their own dog barking. Not only can they be trained not to bark, but they have colors that work to prevent barking. Police and or the animal control officer should be called. Summer is coming and windows are open so as to better hear the nuisance.
– Taxpayer
My peeve is the time I am forced into watching stupid television commercials. Some channels have up to ten minutes of commercials between programming. More time is devoted to the commercial then to the program. At times I flip to another channel when the commercial comes on and watch that program until they pause for a commercial break then I flip back to the previous channel and hope the commercial has ended. I pay for satellite TV, I am not paying to watch commercials. I think all paying satellite subscribers should ban together and force the company to remove commercials.
– Anonymous

My gripe is with the lazy not disabled taking my tax money from programs to help people that need it. get off your fat butt and get to work. i have no issue with legit illness or injury but i work in medicine and about 80% of the people on the programs we pay for could work but choose not to. drugs, tv, video games and drinking are not jobs!!!!


1. People who don’t flush toilets in public restrooms after using them: disgusting!
2.  The pothole on the road between Shaw’s and the Auburn Mall: It is huge!
3.  The entry-way to Best Buy: it’s confusing as there are no through-lanes near the bank, Longhorns or TGI Friday’s parking lots.
4.  Shaw’s gas coupons:It was great when you could save them up, but what about people who don’t drive much or drive diesels or hybrids? They expire in two weeks. Heck,I can go 700 miles in my diesel and I don’t drive much. I’d rather get the free ham or turkey!
—   Livermore subscriber
for 31 years
When will our local governments wake up and spend the money to totally rebuild the roads, including updating all utilities at the same time, not just resurfacing.What a mess, too name a few, Farewell St, Webster St., Summer St, and Youngs Corner Rd. are.
– Anonymous

When will our local governments wake up and spend the money to totally rebuild the roads, including updating all utilities at the same time, not just resurfacing? What a mess, to name a few, are Farewell Street, Webster Street, Summer Street and Youngs Corner Road
— Anonymous

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