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  • Published
    April 9, 2011

    What other freedoms will LePage take away from us?

    OK! That’s it! I’ve had it! Gov. Paul LePage has finally pushed me over the edge! I am usually a fairly temperate individual but one who strongly and passionately believes in the freedoms that our country is privileged to experience on a daily basis. I am also against censorship when it is forced on people […]

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    April 9, 2011

    Others removed artwork ‘that didn’t fit their beliefs’

    Just one anonymous fax and Gov. Paul LePage deems a piece of artwork not fitting for the Department of Labor. LePage then had the mural removed, covertly, over a weekend. What about majority rule? What about due process? You know, I recall other people and groups who removed certain artwork that didn’t fit their beliefs. […]

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    April 9, 2011

    Mural ‘depicts history of Maine and its people’

    If you were born in Maine during the last century, then your parents, grandparents and/or great-grandparents likely worked in a paper mill, shoe factory, on a farm, or in boat building, fishing, etc. Many of those now in the Legislature came from such hard-working people. “Made in Maine” was identified with words such as honesty, […]

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    April 9, 2011

    LePage ‘feels he has the right to ignore’ citizens

    I am not an “idiot.” “And I am not to be “laugh[ed] at.”” Yes, I was at the rally to save the mural, along with hundreds of others. It was not trivial. Others have written about that event and the event at the University of Maine at Farmington the day before that and the earlier […]

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    April 9, 2011

    LePage’s ‘behavior is not helping to create jobs’

    Can a governor effectively lead this state if he received only 39 percent of the votes cast? Yes. If he has the ability to govern. If he shows respect to those he governs. If he demonstrates that he is working for all Maine people — not just the minority who voted for him and the […]

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    April 9, 2011

    Natural Resources Council hypocrite on environment

    My husband and I have been members of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, believing in its mission to protect Maine’s environment. Our enthusiasm dampened, however, when we learned that NRCM was one of 16 members of the 2008 Governor’s Wind Power Task Force, which recommended that 2,700 megawatts of wind capacity be developed on […]

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    April 9, 2011

    Mural showed how hard Maine people have worked

    I couldn’t believe what I saw on the local TV news on March 23 about the latest thing our Gov. Paul LePage has done. He seems to have plenty of new sayings about Marden’s staying open in bad weather and for certain people to “kiss my bu–.” That was a really professional saying, to say […]

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    April 9, 2011

    Young people who can’t find work can join military

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    April 9, 2011

    Budget does not improve pension system solvency

    In Joseph Reisert’s column of March 25, he writes, “The governor and our Republican state treasurer are working actively to improve the long-term solvency of the state pension system.” I disagree. The Gov. Paul LePage’s budget proposal would increase the public employee’s contribution to the pension fund by an additional 2 percent of salary, but […]

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    April 9, 2011

    Artist promises never to ‘paint a large mural’

    As an artist, I am a little apprehensive to start any new works of art. I just don’t know. Do I tell the state of my ideas and concepts and wait for its approval, or produce the work of art and then take it to the state and hope it is deemed acceptable? I would […]

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