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LETTERS: Saco budget increase unacceptable, Old Orchard Beach in jeopardy

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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 7:06 pm | Updated: 7:08 pm, Wed Mar 27, 2013.

Town in jeopardy

An open letter to the voters of Old Orchard Beach:

In the next few days, you will have an opportunity to make history in our town. Good history.  The Committee to Recall Four Town Councilors is circulating petitions to recall Sharri MacDonald, Laura Bolduc, Dana Furtado and Linda Mailhot.  To find out why we’re taking this action, visit our website: or call the following number: 934-7387.  

The recent partisan firing of our former town manager is the straw that broke the camel’s back.  The 4-3 decision to fire Mark Pearson has put the town in jeopardy of being sued for a truckload of money – money that could be used to benefit OOB’s infrastructure (water /sewers), our schools, roads and our basic economy.  

It sure seems like a clique of four, narrow-minded officials is intent on leading our town down a path of self-destruction.  A recall is the most expeditious way of breaking their iron grip on our future.  

Sign our petitions during the coming week.  Get all the facts.  Know your rights. Get involved.

Thanks for your support.  Together we can change anything.

P.S. Remember, recall and referendum are two basic hallmarks of our nation’s democratic heritage. Thanks for your support.

Fred Dolgon

Old Orchard Beach  



The city of Saco wants to increase municipal spending by $1.2 million. This is in addition to an increase in the school budget, and an increase in the county budget.  It is completely unacceptable.   

Saco is discussing buying a new fire boat. For what? Saco wants to add a new detective. Why? Saco wants to buy new police cruisers. What is wrong with the old ones?

Chris Denton of Saco Citizens for Sensible Tax has it right. We do not need to keep growing government spending. If they can’t figure out how to get by with the huge amount of money they already take from us, let’s replace them in November. Remember that the people employed at the town hall, Augusta, and D.C. are our employees, not the other way around.

Paul Anderson



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