2012-11-02 / Letters

Councilor’s behavior was uncalled for

To the editor:

I write to express my appreciation for those responsible for bringing about and participating in the South Portland City Council Candidates Forum held at city hall last week.

Unfortunately, my ability to hear the candidates was diminished by ongoing side comments being made by current City Councilor Maxine Beecher. Beecher seemed to have a lot to say, but for whatever reason decided not to step up to the microphone. Her disrespect for the candidates, the facilitator, the audience and the process was striking. While I would hope that we would all behave respectfully in these circumstances, her behavior was even more disturbing as a public official. Her active and civil participation might have been beneficial to all citizens of our community.

Jim Beougher
South Portland

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