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Letters to the editor


Quincy police station

I have been reading the news about the new police station for the City of Quincy and I see that the Quincy city council has approved the funds for that project. My question is, why should the taxpayers of Quincy be responsible for the development of the police and fire department and no help with funding from the police department? I believe that if the taxpayers of this city have to pay for this construction, at least the police can bear the burden of helping us taxpayers with money from (catching) speeders and other duties of the police. I understand that the Police Chief Paul Keenan is against that kind of thing. I guess the mayor of Quincy is happy with that idea as well. My feeling is that both the police chief as well as the mayor of Quincy need to be replaced with someone more competent for that office.

Charles Dennehey Jr

West Quincy

Teaching history

I don’t live in Massachusetts – my taxes are high enough, thanks very much – but I want to sound off on the importance of teaching American history in the Bay State. Other than reading and writing (arithmetic is done by calculator these days), the history of our country is next on the list. Progressive politicians have polluted teachers unions and school curricula by stating, as Barack Obama did, that the story of our nation is no more exceptional than any other country’s history. Obama received all sorts of street cred from the intelligentsia up there in the Vineyard and in Cambridge and wherever chilled Chardonnay rather than beer is drunk with extended pinkies, but by disdaining our story he did irreparable damage. We remain, but for how long, the only bulwark against autocratic instincts and their proven drive, as in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, etc., to stymie freedom and destroy our culture of free expression, free assembly and free enterprise. The rest of the West lacks our heft to take on the challenge, but we are shorn of our uniqueness if we cheat our glorious history.

Paul Bloustein
Cincinnati, Ohio

Oil reparations

According to President Biden, the fossil fuel industry made $100 billion in profits in the last quarter.  With 636 coal, gas and oil lobbyists attending COP 27, you’d think that one of those representatives would have proposed to fund reparations, especially to countries like Pakistan, who did almost nothing to cause global warming.

COP 27 members spent most of their time discussing the loss and damage fund instead of following their agenda  to discuss implementation of best practices. How different our lives might be if the fossil fuel Industry, upon learning of global warming, in 1977, had embarked upon solutions and a transition away from burning their products. Shouldn’t they be expected to pay into the loss and damage fund?

Jan Kubiac



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