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  • November 17, 2014

    Tea partyers sow the wind; we shall reap whirlwind

    I come from a long way away, and I know a bad thing when I see it. For the same reason that no one ever pointed a telescope at the sun, why would anyone vote for Paul LePage or Bruce Poliquin? The tea partyers have sown the wind; now we shall reap the whirlwind. Edward […]

  • November 17, 2014

    Public land should be part of the community

    I hope our selectmen take up the offer from the Maine Forest Service to go for a walk on China public land soon, before the snow gets too deep. The more reasons more people have to be outside, the more interactions we can have with the land. Public land can be a land as part […]

  • November 17, 2014

    Interesting news tidbits that didn’t create headlines

    Some interesting tidbits of news came out lately that did not create headlines but were important. On election night, Fox News beat out the networks handily, overpowering NBC, CBS and ABC news. They swamped all the other cable news outlets and won the critical ages 25 to 54 groups. The race card was played election […]

  • November 16, 2014

    Military service one way to honor our values

    Veterans Day is set aside to honor all those who have served in the military. It is a day when we who are serving in Afghanistan are indescribably grateful for the love and support we receive from home, and we pause to honor those who have gone before us. I often wonder why some of […]

  • November 16, 2014

    Hunters harvest good meat for their families

    As a lifelong hunter, I want to respond to George Hunt’s Oct. 27 letter, “Hunters kill moose, bear because they enjoy killing.” I hunt because I would rather eat wild game than the meat produced on farms and sold in the stores. Wild animals have not been given growth hormones and grains containing all kinds […]

  • November 16, 2014

    Telephone calls from candidates unwanted, invasive

    The elections are finally over. I hope that in future elections using telephone calls from candidates will not be allowed. I have had so many unwanted telephone calls from candidates. It is an invasion of privacy and very annoying. Gail A. Kay Skowhegan

  • November 15, 2014

    Voters misalign vital issues with party opposition

    Ann McFeatters’ commentary (“Voters have no clue how to solve the nation’s problems,” Nov. 9) about voters being clueless is right on the money, however, she is too kind in her remarks. McFeatters points out how issues important to most Americans such as increasing the minimum wage, gun violence, climate change, health care and immigration […]

  • November 15, 2014

    Congressional delegates should support e-fairness

    I have owned Day’s Jewelers for the past 26 years and have experienced a variety of challenges that come with owning a business. One obstacle that I and other business owners are working hard to combat is the unfair, government-sanctioned advantage that online-only sellers enjoy by not collecting and remitting sales tax. If Congress truly […]

  • November 15, 2014

    How we want to die as important as how we live

    Columnist Ellen Goodman wrote recently about the terminally ill California woman who relocated to Oregon where the right to abort her life is legal. MaineToday Media has published some exceptional pieces in recent years addressing this very sensitive, yet very essential, topic. I’m awaiting word from New Jersey as my extended Italian family holds a […]

  • November 14, 2014

    Democrats lost because they didn’t heed the warning

    William Jennings Bryan ran as a third-party candidacy for president. He did so well that the Democrats adopted many of his positions, and started winning elections. In 2010, Eliot Cutler came in a strong second to Gov. Paul LePage, whipping a Democrat whose qualifications were long service to her party, and positions that showed her […]