Courier-Gazette Letters to the Editor, Nov. 29

Nov 29, 2018

Thanksgiving dinner thanks

Thomaston’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner was a great success and we want to thank all of those who participated.

Our corporate sponsors, Thomaston Grocery, Hannaford, Shaw’s and Walmart, were very helpful in our obtaining foods and other items necessary to provide meals to around 100 community members. We had many volunteers in the kitchen, serving tables and cleaning up, all of whom are hugely appreciated.

It was a great time -- good food, companionship and caring. All that Thanksgiving should be.

Judi Farley

Dinner Coordinator

Thomaston Random Acts of Kindness

Ranked-choice has successful debut

The purpose of ranked-choice voting is to ensure that after Paul LePage, no Republican would ever again be elected to a statewide office or elected to a federal office. The initial success of RCV was shown in the 2nd Congressional District election. Although Rep. Bruce Poliquin won the plurality of votes, under RCV, the voters were allowed to vote one or more times for candidates for the same office and the secretary of state was allowed to recount the votes until Democrat Jared Golden got 50 percent plus one vote to win the election.

In summary, the first test of RCV was successful because, as intended, it prevented the Republican candidate who got the plurality of votes from winning the election.

Rodney Lynch

Rockland

Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Dec 09, 2018 16:40

"Good food and companionship"!  Well, I think when I attended one years back, that is just what I got and was so grateful not to celebrate such a tradition alone. The empty nest is lonely at Holidays and some how children grow and move and do their own thing. I even found friends who were in the same boat as I and we found each other with joy! Happy Holidays!  Moved to AZ and now living with my daughter and family! I am blessed!



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