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    April 8, 2011

    Kids, parents, teachers all responsible for learning

    This letter is in response to Mark Pantermoller’s letter (March 21) regarding who is to blame when children don’t learn. I think that Pantermoller may be partially correct when he says that it is the children who are to blame when they do not learn. But as a student and a child myself, I think […]

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    April 8, 2011

    ‘Gardasil is a different ball game’ of vaccines

    In response to “Vaccines given early protect later, when needed” (letter, March 26), Marty Soule defends the use of Gardasil. She says, “Immunization given early in life allows our immune system to prepare so that it can protect us from disease later in life.” This may be true in some vaccines, but Gardasil is a […]

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    April 8, 2011

    Have we created a monster in LePage?

    As far as I’m concerned, politics has gone full swing back to the 1800s, the days of bullies, innuendos and half-baked ideas. Back then, a good candidate, the one welcomed by those looking for changes and who didn’t care how the changes came about, had everyone’s attention. With that attention, the candidate could say anything […]

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    April 8, 2011

    Children saved lives of kittens left to die

    Two children saved lives tonight. Two beautiful kittens were put in a Sunkist 12-pack box wrapped in blue duct tape and left to die at Oosoola Park here in Norridgewock. The kittens had no water, food or any chance of survival against the cold night had it not been for these kids. I would like […]

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    April 8, 2011

    Concerned Richmond folks want to resume food pantry

    A coalition of concerned citizens in Richmond is asking for help to resume a food pantry in our community. The town lost its food pantry last year, but, unfortunately, the need still exists, with as many as 70 families in need in our community. These families include children and elderly citizens. We need a commitment […]

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    April 8, 2011

    Government money used for mural, but not war heroes

    In years past, I was asked and did donate to the Vietnam memorial and the World War II memorial. Government money could not be used to honor our war heroes. Today, I see that government money was used to pay to honor unions with a mural at the expense of the 75 percent of open-shop […]

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    April 8, 2011

    Frequent visitors to Maine join mural protest

    We are frequent visitors to Maine, a state we love for its breathtaking natural beauty and its proud place in America’s history, including the courage of Maine men and women during the American Revolution and Civil War. We also stand with the majority of Mainers who are outraged by the governor’s decision to remove the […]

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    April 8, 2011

    O’Keefe goes undercover to expose agencies’ fraud

    I disagree with David B. Offer’s assessment of James O’Keefe. Offer says it is unfair that O’Keefe goes undercover, as was the case with Acorn and now NPR. I’m fine with O’Keefe. With his undercover work, he is exposing the fraud that lies within these agencies. Let’s think back to the Acorn unveilings in which […]

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    April 8, 2011

    Did LePage really have authority to remove mural?

    Gov. Paul LePage — yikes! It appears that some letters to the governor moved the mountain. These complaints managed to bring about an order by Maine’s leader to remove the 11-panel mural that recently hung in the lobby of the Maine Department of Labor. This artwork depicted the history of labor struggles in Maine and […]

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    April 8, 2011

    Tax policy hasn’t worked, should be changed

    Joseph Reisert’s column on March 25, “Pain from budget cuts inevitable, but do we have a choice?” misses the mark entirely. He claims that there really is no alternative to our governor’s proposed budget. That budget would cut state employee benefits, “reform the state’s welfare programs” (which apparently is another way of describing huge cuts […]

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