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  • October 23, 2014

    Climate policy attack ads based on disinformation

    Conservative thought leaders such as George Schultz, who served in the Nixon and Reagan cabinets, and Gregory Mankiw, economic adviser under George W. Bush, among others, must be very frustrated with some of the current PAC-funded attack ads on climate policy in Maine political campaigns. These leaders argue that not only do we need a […]

  • October 23, 2014

    Looking for other fans of artist Willis Pelton

    For decades I have been attracted to the artwork of Willis Pelton — the itinerant, native and/or folk artist who worked in Maine in the first part of the 20th century. Many of you will know his work, which he produced quickly on distinctive horizontal paper boards. I am convinced that I saw him painting […]

  • October 23, 2014

    No bear mauling deaths, but deer, moose kill many

    When was the last death in Maine from a bear mauling? None in the recorded history, according to the Portland Press Herald. How many moose and deer have been hit by vehicles and people have been killed? Maybe we should start baiting moose and deer, so we can control the population. The way that bear […]

  • October 23, 2014

    Maine already elected Democratic ex-congressman

    I hope enough voters will remember what happened the last time we elected a former Democrat congressman to the governor’s office. The budget increased greatly because of welfare spending and expansion of the state government. The debt reached a new high. Fortunately, a businessman, Paul LePage, came along and reversed a lot of the damage […]

  • October 23, 2014

    Disabled veterans can hunt bear only if they’re baited

    Is hunting bears with dogs different from rabbit and raccoon hunting? Are they next on the anti-hunt agenda? Baiting is the only way to determine whether a bear has cubs or is a harvestable class. Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is being challenged by the anti-hunters. IFW outlawed steel traps for bears and removed bear bounties, […]

  • October 23, 2014

    Hospital spent money on frippery, not beds for patients

    Some time ago I received in the mail a flier from the new hospital with the word, “TRUST’ in big letters on the front. The hospital was built away from the population center, to the detriment of anyone wanting to use its services. This includes everyone, but it’s especially troublesome to the elderly and the […]

  • October 23, 2014

    For Maine’s sake, vote no on Question 1

    I’m 75 years old from a big family with strong hunting traditions. People who think killing a bear by whatever means seems cruel should stop by the local slaughterhouse. It’s not a pretty sight. A bear has a good chance of survival in the woods, unlike chickens, cows, pigs or even calves that are held […]

  • October 23, 2014

    Cornell du Houx, Doore right choices for Augusta

    Senate District 15 is ready for change, and this change is Rebecca Cornell du Houx, a Democrat from Augusta. Rebecca is dedicated to whatever she does. She has served in the military, in the social services sector, and has new ideas and the energies needed to accomplish them. She will fight for a living wage, […]

  • October 23, 2014

    LePage thinks we work for him, but he works for us

    Paul LePage has either forgotten or — more likely — never understood his role as governor of the great state of Maine. He seems to believe he should run the state as a business as he did at Marden’s, where he is the boss, and the people of Maine are his employees. And if we […]

  • October 23, 2014

    Before the 1970s, bear were considered varmints

    I am an 80-year-old native Mainer and have hunted, fished, and trapped my whole life. I also have been a working Master Maine Guide for 54 years. Guiding has been a reliable source of income and has kept us out of the welfare system. Bear has been a large part of this life for many […]