Joseph Murray

As Webmaster for the Berlin/Gorham Lions club, I checked Lions International's Internet listing and found numerous Lions club in Berlin, Germany. I decided to contact one of them to establish a friendship between the two clubs. About three weeks later I received an E-mail from Ralph-Jan Worheide, and the two agreed to continue communicating with each other. Sometimes in August, Ralph sent me an E-mail and expressed his wanting to come visit the United States. I immediately ...

Roland Beausejour

To the editor: I used to be a Republican, but I quit. It has become clear to me that the Republican Party serves the top 2% of the income earners, at the expense of the remaining 98%. This is clear from the actions of our Congressmen, John Sununu and Charlie Bass. In 1993, the Clinton Administration passed a bill known as the Surtax on High Income Taxpayers (HR2264). This bill raised the tax rate from 36% to 39.6% for taxpayers earning over $250,000 per year. By doing this, the ...

Jim Couhie

To the editor: This season I coached a 3/4th grade coed Soccer team for the Gorham Rec. Dept. In thirteen years I have coached hundreds of kids and many teams in soccer, basketball and baseball. Though our win/loss record is not great, this group of players, a team, has been a real pleasure to be around. Every team and player is special in their own way. These fourteen young people made this season very special. All the players gave a 100 percent effort every game and every practice. ...

Paul Bergeron

To the editor: Our nation is already moving in the right direction thanks to the historic majorities achieved by President Bush and Republicans at the polls on November 5th. At President Bush's urging, Congress took meaningful action by passing a homeland security bill, providing terrorism insurance, and confirming President Bush's qualified judicial nominees. All of these initiatives had been stalled in the Democrat-controlled Senate before the election, but are now ...

Gauthier letter

AVH's "Hidden" Gem To the editor: Doesn't it really turn you off when so many letters are submitted for publication giving so much on viewpoints and so little on real facts? You may be pleased to discover that this letter reflects strictly fact and hopefully could be of help and comfort to many of you. It is somewhat of a mystery how we can have in our midst something this great and yet have so few know about it! Even some of the AVH employees are a bit vague ...