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  • Published
    April 3, 2011

    Some business owners don’t care about workers

    On March 25, 1911 (100 years ago), a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City resulted in the deaths of 146 workers. Most were young girls, aged 16-23, who worked 47 hours per week. The building had four possible escapes from the flames. The fire escape was possibly broken before the fire […]

  • Published
    April 3, 2011

    LePage’s polarization is counterproductive

    Why Gov. Paul LePage fails to realize that polarization is counterproductive baffles me.

  • Published
    April 3, 2011

    LePage’s polarization is counterproductive

    Why Gov. Paul LePage fails to realize that polarization is counterproductive baffles me. The mural brouhaha show a serious lack of understanding on his part. Rather than being depicted as some fearful little man running around the neighborhood with a spray can defacing anything he feels isn’t promoting his political agenda, wouldn’t it have been […]

  • Published
    April 3, 2011

    LePage is making long-dead Mainers turn over in graves

    Paul LePage certainly is a magician: He has been able to make our parents and grandparents and their parents turn over in their graves. We come from a long line of small business owners and farmers, as well as nurses, teachers, postal workers, and cotton, shoe and paper mill workers. We have always been proud […]

  • Published
    April 3, 2011

    LePage, Rotary advisers reminded of Four Way Test

    Rotary founder Paul Harris realized the importance of a prosperous business community. Over the course of a lifetime, he invited community business leaders to join in fellowship and service to their communities believing that “he profits most who serves best.” One of the hallmarks of Rotary is the Four Way Test. The Test consists of […]

  • Published
    April 2, 2011

    Photo ID requirement would discourage voters

    Questioning anyone’s citizenship diminishes that person’s ability to exercise his or her right to vote. In today’s polarized society, it appears that a minority view currently prevails. I feel that the requirement of a photo ID adds another layer of discouragement to a majority of voters (especially elderly voters and people who have fallen on […]

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    April 2, 2011

    Snowe, Collins asked again to speak out against vitriol

    Several weeks ago, I wrote about my concern over the inflammatory language against President Barack Obama. I asked Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to speak out against remarks made by many in the political arena. The “birthers” have tried to influence our state and country with the silly, but dangerous claim that President Obama […]

  • Published
    April 2, 2011

    Unions also under attack in Germany in 1933

    Does this ring a familiar bell with the folks here in Maine, maybe Wisconsin, Ohio: “We must close union offices, confiscate their money and put their leaders in prison. We must reduce workers salaries and take away their right to strike.” Adolph Hitler said it on May 2, 1933. The justification for the attacks on […]

  • Published
    April 2, 2011

    Bill’s passage will let Dechaine prove innocence

    Thank God, after all these years, someone is finally doing something about Dennis Dechaine asking to have a DNA test. Rep. John Martin, D-Eagle Lake, has crafted a bill to consider a trial for Dechaine using the DNA testing he has been asking for to prove his innocence. It is hard to believe that the […]

  • Published
    April 2, 2011

    Change is hated, but state will be better for it

    As much as we hate change, Maine citizens walked into the polls last November and flushed. After decades of Democratic dominance in this great state, it had become painfully clear to the majority that fiscal and social incompetence could no longer be tolerated. Last in this, last in that, we’d become the little engine that […]

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