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  • July 29, 2014

    LePage has made Maine a better place to live

    In his first term, Gov. Paul LePage has made major tax cuts to lift the burden on approximately two-thirds of Maine’s taxpayers and has significantly improved the ability for new businesses to come to Maine, therefore creating much-needed jobs. In addition to fiscal reforms, LePage has taken action to help protect the environment. As an […]

  • July 29, 2014

    Collins, King’s support of carbon dioxide rules critical

    The federal Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed, for the first time in history, limits on the amount of carbon dioxide power plants can emit in to the air. Our nation’s power plants are the single largest source of carbon dioxide and despite safeguards against mercury, arsenic, soot and other dangerous pollutants, there have been no […]

  • July 27, 2014

    Looking forward to when LePage moves to Florida

    Now that the communities of Maine, who represent their residents, are resisting Gov. Paul LePage’s order to cease giving general assistance to undocumented people, I can just imagine his reaction. After pounding his fist on the desk he likely bellowed, “How dare they defy me! It doesn’t matter what state law says — I am […]

  • July 27, 2014

    Emergency responders also suffer post-traumatic stress

    Working in public safety, I have noticed a frightening and under-recognized trend: a dramatic increase in post-traumatic stress among emergency responders. This issue is near and dear to my heart, as it has at times taken a grip on my life and the lives of my closest friends. A tremendous number of our brave and […]

  • July 27, 2014

    Maine’s bear management program based on science

    Vae Philbrick’s letter in your July 18 edition is titled “referendum to ban inhumane bear hunting.” Although she supports a ban on hunting, she uses what she terms cruel baiting practices to support her position. This outlines the entire strategy — to ban all types of hunting everywhere — of the two groups mentioned, The […]

  • July 26, 2014

    Let’s talk about corporate welfare abuse

    All the political and media attention directed at welfare abuses these days brings back memories of my sociology professor 25 years ago speaking of “false consciousness.” He pointed out how politicians and media will direct societies’ attention to welfare cheats and abuses of social programs. While abuses of social programs do occur, it adds up […]

  • July 26, 2014

    All militaries are enemies of all human beings

    Those poor unfortunate passengers of that Malaysian airliner shot down over the Ukraine have become pawns in a huge global blame game. Barack Obama says the Russians did it. The Russians say the Ukrainian government did it. The Ukrainian government say the separatists did it, and the separatists say, “Who? Us?” For all anyone really […]

  • July 26, 2014

    Back in the day, parents taught morals

    I’m in my late 60s, and pregnancies, condoms and birth control pills certainly weren’t the topic of discussion when I went to school. Why? Because we came from homes where parents taught moral responsibilities, families prayed together, attended Sunday services together and, most of all, children were taught to respect their bodies. We weren’t ashamed […]

  • 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 […]

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