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  • August 21, 2014

    Planned Parenthood wrongly believes it can buy elections

    The headline in the Aug. 15 newspaper, “Planned Parenthood to spend big in state,” says it all, doesn’t it? Apparently, Planned Parenthood feels that investing $500,000 in Maine’s gubernatorial and legislative races can buy those elections. But despite all its subterfuge, the organization will find that half a million dollars will not be enough to […]

  • August 21, 2014

    We need Bellows’ fresh outlook in Washington, DC

    It’s time for fresh thinking in the U.S. Senate. Shenna Bellows will bring that to help solve our nation’s complex problems. She has just finished walking 350 miles across Maine to hear directly from us. Raised in Hancock, she learned from her parents the value of hard work and education. Her dad is a carpenter […]

  • August 21, 2014

    Maine missile base plan is ‘clinical insanity’

    Dozens of people attended the meeting about a missile base, to be built allegedly to guard against the non-threat of Iran, according to an online article on Aug. 12, “Franklin County residents seek information on possible missile interceptor base.” This is the most idiotic, colossal waste of money since the F-35. It will ruin a […]

  • August 20, 2014

    Augusta needs crossing guard somewhere on Western Avenue

    I read the Aug. 14 article, “Crossing guards eliminated,” and believe Augusta should have at least have one guard for children who have to cross Western Avenue. Four lanes of traffic is too dangerous for any child to cross alone. Even adults have a hard time crossing Western Avenue; it’s dangerous. Augusta shouldn’t wait for […]

  • August 20, 2014

    Thanks to person who found, returned pocketbook

    I would like to thank whoever found my pocketbook on Aug. 8 in a cart at a local supermarket and took it to the customer service desk. I hope God blesses that person in a very special way. Margaret Ayotte West Gardiner

  • August 20, 2014

    Group supports responsible gun ownership, 2nd Amendment

    In the Aug. 11 letter to the editor headlined, “Confiscating guns is first step to deny our freedom,” the writer falsely claims that Michael Bloomberg and his gun violence prevention organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, support gun confiscation. This statement is completely unfounded, and so is the writer’s inaccurate statement that the organization is “anti-gun.” […]

  • August 20, 2014

    Tim Marks has focused on issues important to his community

    We have been very impressed with the accomplishments of Rep. Tim Marks, D-Pittston, in his first term, serving our community. For instance, he has been successful in getting support from both parties to pass a bill that matters to us: stiffening OUI penalties for repeat offenders. We have stopped to talk with him at Goggin’s […]

  • August 20, 2014

    UPM website: Paper business is not declining elsewhere

    The website for the parent company of Madison Paper contradicts the tax assessor’s findings. One major reason given for the drop in value of Madison Paper, (Aug. 11 article, “Value of Madison paper mill drops $150 million,”) was that printed paper cannot compete with digital media. Although the demand for printed paper is not growing […]

  • August 20, 2014

    Dorney uses medical expertise to help craft policy

    Rep. Ann Dorney, D-Norridgewock, has served our community for more than 30 years as a family doctor and business owner in Skowhegan. She’s my family’s doctor and was with us for our children’s births. We’re very thankful for her care. She always looks at problems with a level head. We appreciate her common-sense approach. I […]

  • August 19, 2014

    LePage wrong to ignore loss to Alexander Group

    It’s no wonder that our state government is so financially strapped — it’s woefully mismanaged, at least in the arena of the Department of Health and Human Services. Two headlines in Friday’s newspaper, “State must pay back Riverview funding” and “LePage writes off Alexander loss” are costing millions of dollars the state desperately needs for […]

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