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  • July 24, 2014

    Legislator reaches out to community of Pittsfield facility

    Words cannot describe my feelings when I received a call from a longtime friend informing me about the closure of Pittsfield Nursing and Rehab. He received notification of its closure because his wife, also a longtime friend of mine, is a resident at the nursing home. He called me because he needed information regarding the […]

  • July 24, 2014

    Time to clean up dirty power plants that pollute Maine’s air

    Climate change is no longer some far-off problem. It is here now, and it affects us all. We have an obligation to protect our children and future generations from climate change by addressing its causes — including carbon pollution from power plants. I strongly support the Clean Power Plan proposed by the federal Environmental Protection […]

  • July 24, 2014

    Many nonbelievers live in US, around world

    This is in response to Don Roberts column on July 10, “What a wonderful world this could be.” What kind of world of understanding could it be when Roberts seems not to understand that many nonbelievers live in Americans and all around the world. Roberts intentionally disregards the existence, intelligence and dignity of all those […]

  • July 24, 2014

    Stop gerrymandering to end congressional dysfunction

    Our Constitution does not provide for political parties, but they exist because people naturally coalesce with others having similar values. In Congress, the parties have become increasingly partisan, unfortunately causing a dysfunctional Congress. Plutocrats contribute to congressional dysfunction by funding their extremist minions who get elected to Congress. Extremists intimidate moderates for breaking ranks. Moderates […]

  • July 22, 2014

    Maine secularists oppose Hobby Lobby ruling

    As one of the least religious states in the nation, Maine is home to a thriving and active secular population, whose members include Downeast Humanists and Freethinkers, Maine Atheists and Humanists, Central Maine Skeptical Society and Southern Maine Atheists and Secular Humanists, all supporting organizations of the Secular Coalition of Maine. We seek to promote […]

  • July 22, 2014

    Hobby Lobby ruling: Harmon tells truth, others don’t

    First, I would like to thank M.D. Harmon for his July 5 commentary, “This week’s Supreme Court rulings give believers a reason to celebrate,” about the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Secondly, I am grieved by the commentary by Tina Duprey, “Freedom for Hobby Lobby’s religion, but not everyone’s,” printed on July […]

  • July 22, 2014

    LePage’s governance brought shame, ridicule

    When Paul LePage removed the murals, he implied that the morals and integrity of Mainers are not worthy. Being from Maine was revered until his ignominious statements and governance brought us shame, ridicule in the national media. LePage’s rhetoric and apathetic relation with every sector of society’s workers is arrogant and biased. LePage’s obstinate and […]

  • July 21, 2014

    Roberts’ All Politics is Local column is a gem

    High fives to the newspaper for publishing Don Roberts’ column, “If people unite, just imagine what a wonderful world this could be,” on July 10, and handshakes to Roberts for submitting it. His column carries the name “All Politics Is Local,” but the range of the piece is worldwide: Congress convening in compromise; business and […]

  • July 21, 2014

    Democrat for Senate 23 supports alternative energy

    I am concerned about the effects of global climate change on the world in general and on Maine in particular. Increasing damage is resulting from the rising intensity of storms, floods, droughts and fires. A national report at predicts that annual costs from storm damage for Maine over a 20-year period are “most likely” […]

  • July 21, 2014

    Deputies put their lives on the line for $17 per hour

    Regarding the July 16 article about the Oxford County deputies’ picket line for a new contract. Scott Cole, county administrator, said the majority of the deputies earn more than $17 per hour. He didn’t say almost $18, so I have to assume that the majority earn just a little more than $17 per hour. Maybe […]

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