My gripe is about gripers who have little or no idea about what they are griping about.

Specifically- the recent gripe about the poor condition of our roads in Auburn. My job takes me throughout ME., NH.,VT., and MA. and find that our roads are in much better condition than 90% of the roads in these States.

Gripe reporters need to think and evaluate before they gripe.

— mcd. roadwarrior

My gripe is pedestrians who walk in the center of the street, even though the sidewalks are clearly plowed. Especially at night. Now that snow is here, more than once I’ve seen people walking in the street often 2+ people wide, instead of using the sidewalk, and usually in dark clothing. People you are asking to be hit…..


My gripe is the condition of the streets and roads in the Auburn-Lewiston area. I purchased a car in August of 2010. I test drove over one of those streets in Auburn and noted neither rattles nor clunks. After just a few months driving on these streets my car sounds like an old junker.


Several people I know and those that I work with are addicted to Dunkin Donuts coffee, ice tea and breakfast items. We daily (sometimes more than once a day) run to the Dunkin on East Ave inside of Shaw’s or on Lisbon St. What I dont understand is why there are two Dunkins located off of Lisbon st., two on Main St. but not one on Sabattus?! Come on, that is a prime location for people coming in and out of lewiston; theres not ONE located on Sabattus until you actually are in Sabattus. Im thinking the old abandoned building on the corner of East Ave. and Sabattus. So who’s going to make this happen because I know a lot of people waiting for one to open up!

Dunkin Addicts

My gripe is the prevelancy of vehicles that run red lights in the Lewiston/Auburn area. I haven’t lived here long, but learned quickly to count to 6 after the light turns green before venturing forward. Apparently you folks are immortal. I am not. The final straw was nearly being t-boned by an oil delivery truck from a well-known company running a red light on Center Street, even after my Usual 6-count. I’ve since upped my count to 10 and if I see a commercial vehicle run a light, I make a note of the time, place and license plate number and call the company to tell them what happened. The people I talk to are always grateful for the call.


What is the thinking behind total strangers calling me “dear?” Is it my age that somehow gives you permission to feel that you can take such liberties? It is the oddest colloquialism. I don’t call you “son, hon, youngster, or you guys,” and wouldn’t dream of calling you “dear.” Please return the courtesy.


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