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  • Published
    April 5, 2011

    Was historical wall life-threatening to Maine?

    Nothing better to do? Was the Maine historical wall so life-threatening that it had to come down, had to be moved? Who voted for this so-called governor? Hope you’re happy. Gov. Paul LePage had to come in and take right over to let everyone know he can do what he wants. Forget about the Maine […]

  • Published
    April 5, 2011

    LePage again shows his ‘ignorance, insensitivity’

    Gov. Paul LePage has done it again — shown his ignorance and insensitivity. Now he has removed a mural in the Department of Labor building that depicted the history of Maine workers. Why? During his campaign, and since, he has declared that he is working for the people of Maine, not special interests. Doesn’t seem […]

  • Published
    April 5, 2011

    ‘Kennebec Journal should be ashamed of itself’

    A young man was killed in a tragic accident on my road Monday night. After reading today’s “Augusta man dies in rollover” article in your newspaper, I went from sad to furious. I can’t understand why the newspaper felt the need to mention his criminal record from his teen years. It is totally irrelevant to […]

  • Published
    April 5, 2011

    More important news than stories about mural

    There are definitely more important things to report on, or at least put on the front page, than to run several days about a mural.

  • Published
    April 5, 2011

    Comment about accident victim could have been cut

    I read in the Kennebec Journal about the young man who died in a rollover in Winthrop. Isn’t it bad enough for the family to grieve for their loved one, let alone you having to put at the end of report that he happened to be one of the three Gardiner Area High School seniors […]

  • Published
    April 4, 2011

    Sharp implements needed to get into our purchases

    Surely, I can’t be the only person who is completely dissatisfied with the packaging of the products I purchase? Who are these marketing gurus who design the package for our medicines, batteries, toys, food, hardware, electronic gear and nearly everything displayed in stores? The packages are always bright and informative. They also are completely sealed, […]

  • Published
    April 4, 2011

    Bury our history or celebrate our possibilities?

    Gov. Paul LePage somehow believes that his anti-organized labor and benefit-slashing tactics amount to pro-business enticements. Whatever gave him that idea? Maine has received humiliating national and even international press, such as in The New York Times editorial of March 27, “He Dreamed He Saw Kim Jong-il.” It said, “[A]s Republican governors vie to become […]

  • Published
    April 4, 2011

    Legislature should stand firm, not let LePage bully it

    As a Maine resident and voter, I urge the state Legislature to do all it can to block recent arrogant threats made by Gov. Paul LePage. According to news reports, “LePage is threatening to veto the two-year state budget unless it stays very close to the measure he proposed, saying he will not budge from […]

  • Published
    April 4, 2011

    Taxpayer money squandered on mural stunt

    Gov. Paul LePage needs to take his leadership cues from Sen. Roger Katz, R-Augusta, and Turnpike Authority Interim Director Peter Mills. Both have focused the powers of their offices to clean up financial improprieties in the Turnpike Authority without antagonizing taxpayers or wasting our money to orchestrate stunts like the governor’s removal of art and […]

  • Published
    April 4, 2011

    Automated phone systems too time-consuming

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but my big turnoff is trying to call a company about a problem and getting that recorded message we all hate to hear: “Your call is important to us.” Then you get the runaround of press 1, press 2 and so on and so on, all this […]

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