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    March 8, 2012

    Saudia Arabia makes up for any lack in Iranian oil

    How can there be an oil shortage when America has been and is exporting oil? If you don’t believe me, just ask Rush Limbaugh on WEIB. Back in 1973, we experienced the so-called “oil embargo.” My wife’s cousin, who was a Marine Maritime graduate, told her that when he captained an oil tanker during that […]

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    March 8, 2012

    Madison should reject gas proposal — again

    Once again, the people of Madison are being asked to pass the natural gas installation venture by the town. This referendum already was defeated, albeit by a small margin, in November. Instead of requesting a recount, the powers that be decided to bring it before the citizens again. We all know the drill — this […]

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    March 8, 2012

    Bottled water donation helps local firefighters train

    I want to express my appreciation to the people of Poland Spring for donating bottled water to the fire departments of Somerset County. Currently, the Skowhegan Fire Department is hosting a basic fire school teaching new fire recruits the fundamentals of fire fighting. Twenty-nine students representing 12 fire departments in Somerset County are learning the […]

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    March 8, 2012

    Norridgewock in glare of headlines again

    Poor Norridgewock is caught in the glare of the headlines again. The office clerk has been fired for taping conversations at the front desk, in defiance of a previous order from her supervisor to cease and desist. The same office clerk, in her position as the town’s elected treasurer, has failed in her fiduciary duties […]

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    March 8, 2012

    Town should hold treasurer personally responsible

    The uncollected sewer bills in Norridgewock top $30,000, and recording liens on overdue accounts would guarantee payment. That’s why the action is required under the town’s sewer ordinance. The town treasurer, Charlotte Curtis, decided not to file liens on overdue accounts, using the excuse of poor people who have lost their jobs, and therefore shifting […]

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    March 8, 2012

    Glad council reconsidering Morning Sentinel building

    I was pleased to see that the city council has decided to rethink the purchase of the Morning Sentinel building. In these economic times, it would be a better choice, especially since the price has been lowered. It will give the city a very nice police station at a much reduced cost and a better […]

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    March 8, 2012

    Waterville girls track team deserves better coverage

    What does the Waterville girls track team need to do to garner front-page coverage? They won the state title, and yet they had no mention on the front page of the paper, not even the front page of the sports page. Instead, they were relegated to a black and white picture on C3 and a […]

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    March 8, 2012

    Event taught sixth-graders about caring people, hope

    In an age where the dollar bill is being stretched like never before, where business owners are working longer and harder to stay afloat, a child learns that the world in which she lives is still filled with caring people and hope. To quote a sixth-grade Farrington student, “The world needs nice people like those […]

  • Published
    March 7, 2012

    Obama’s budget proposal is a disaster

    They decided to extend the so-called payroll tax cut. Everyone likes a tax cut. It’ll leave about a $100 billion in taxpayer’s pockets that would otherwise fund Social Security. If the headline read, “Social Security Funding Cut” instead of “Tax Cut Extended,” do you think the public would get excited? We all know Social Security […]

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    March 7, 2012

    We should be thankful LePage is doing his job

    I confess to having lived in Maine for only six years, but when I first moved here I don’t recall hearing the high-pitched whine from the Republican minority in state government such as the one currently coming from the left. In fact, I think I can recall actual teamwork across the aisle. But that all […]

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