letters | debating November’s ballot questions

Expanding the bottle deposit law would greatly reduce litter

“Making them redeemable increases recycling while reducing litter.” — Paul Mabey

letters | debating November’s ballot questions

Globe endorsement omits crucial gas-tax facts

“When will enough be enough?” — Maryann Flaherty

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Elizabeth Warren’s Fidelity move actually in the best interest of small investors

“I would ask [Joan] Vennochi if she would prefer a floating share price on her money market fund or bank checkbook.” — Peter Denison

letters | debating November’s ballot questions

Automatic gas tax increases lead to a lack of accountability

“We need accountability for our tax dollars especially when Beacon Hill has run amok!” — Debbie Flanagan

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Patience and integrity should be appealing traits to voters

“Jeff Jacoby’s column . . . resonated strongly with my beliefs about what has gone wrong with the body politic.” — Paul Goldberg

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Sad to see editorial belittle town board for its preservation efforts

“The larger significance of this story is that preserving our historic buildings and landscapes for future generations usually involves struggle.” — Richard Smith

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Clear omissions at gubernatorial debate

“The photograph showing Tuesday’s debate between Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker tells two interesting stories.” — George Mitchell

letters | ANTI-FORECLOSURE ACTIVISTS DEFEND CEO

Critique of Boston Community Capital misses the mark

“The article concerning Martha Coakley and Boston Community Capital created a highly misleading portrayal of our Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods foreclosure relief program.” — Charles Clark

letters | ANTI-FORECLOSURE ACTIVISTS DEFEND CEO

Foreclosures the issue, not Boston Community Capital CEO

“Andrea Estes misses crucial facts about Attorney General Martha Coakley’s lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.” — Steve Meacham

letters | no-bid contracts jolt race for secretary of state

Bill Galvin’s low-key campaigning does the public a disservice

“His secretive, non-campaigning strategy this year is no help to a public he’s elected to serve.” — Roger Wootton

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Climate, not parking, should be the Seaport’s real worry

“The entire issue of shoreline development is being looked at backwards.” — Carole-Jean Smith

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Poor procurement procedures will drive up costs for the MBTA

“Haven’t we learned anything from past purchasing fiascoes?” — Gary Ash

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Wait, professional leadership is bad?

“Jordan Smith’s principal complaint . . . seems to be that professionals, not politicians, run the Pentagon.” — Jerry Hartke

letters | no-bid contracts jolt race for secretary of state

State’s self-proclaimed watchdog needs watching himself

“This is the kind of thing that happens, particularly in Massachusetts, when an elected official becomes too permanent a fixture in state government.” — Jeffrey Green

letters | THE RACE TO NOV. 4

One simple question could be voters’ deciding factor

“We will simply ask ourselves: Are our state and country going in the right direction, and are we happy with our lot in life?” — Jim Kane Jr.

letters | NAVIGATING A MAZE OF WORLD CONFLICTS

Turkey a poor excuse for an ally in fight vs. ISIS

“To say it’s complicated is to put it mildly.” — Michel L. Spitzer

letters | THE RACE TO NOV. 4

In ripping Martha Coakley over ad, ex-AG straddles rocky political turf

“This is what is known as having your cake and eating it too.” — John Fletcher

letters | THE RACE TO NOV. 4

Plight of at-risk children should be more than campaign fodder

“Professional social work is counting on legislative and statewide candidates to affirm their commitments.” — Carol Trust

letters | NAVIGATING A MAZE OF WORLD CONFLICTS

Obama’s missteps over Syria have backed us into a corner

“We straitjacket flexibility to the detriment of diplomacy.” — Guive Mirfendereski

letters | NAVIGATING A MAZE OF WORLD CONFLICTS

Amid complex conflicts, US steers thoughtful course

“H.D.S. Greenway . . . draws a graphic and chilling portrait of the complexity of the conflicts in the Middle East.” — Nancy Huntington

letters | A BUMP IN THE ROAD FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS

Charter schools’ function as labs of innovation has left something to be desired

“The hiatus on new charter schools gives us a long-awaited opportunity for a more substantive debate.” — Larry Myatt

letters | A BUMP IN THE ROAD FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS

State’s halt to two schools’ bids feels like taking food from the hungry

“Simply put, like nutrition, quality schooling should not be capped.” — Jed F. Lippard

letters | WORLD ON EDGE OVER EBOLA

Can life-or-death care find a place in frenzied hospital environment?

“Today’s society and culture do not allow time to be meticulous.” — Roberta Star Hirshson

letters | WORLD ON EDGE OVER EBOLA

Time for combination of global quarantine, humanitarian aid

“Charter and military flights should provide necessary medical and humanitarian resources.” — Jack Hoey

letters | WORLD ON EDGE OVER EBOLA

Leaders have not risen to the occasion

“From the start, the Ebola outbreak was not managed.” — Ed Wojtaszek