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    April 7, 2011

    In 3 months, LePage has insulted everyone

    Gov. Paul LePage has done it again. Calling the people who suggested making a human chain in front of the mural “idiots” shows he has no respect for anyone. He says “get over yourselves.” I think he needs someone to bring him down a few pegs himself. Since he took office (not by majority vote, […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Early music instruction has great impact on life

    I was disheartened to learn that in an effort to address revenue shortfalls because of a decrease in state funding, MSAD 11 is looking to cut the fifth- grade instrumental program. I was further saddened that despite the strength of the music program in the district and the tremendous importance of music in the lives […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Stokes is right choice for Augusta mayor

    I was honored when Bill Stokes asked me to be treasurer for his campaign for mayor of Augusta. I had the pleasure of serving with Stokes on Augusta’s Board of Education for a number of years. During that time, I found him to be one of the most thoughtful, honest and dedicated elected officials with […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Maine’s winter snow pure because ‘unfouled’ by waste

    With springtime upon us, I actually will miss the foot-deep snowfalls that are the hallmark of a good Maine winter. The deep snows in the Pine Tree State are angel white, the winter skies are celestial blue and the pine-tree forests are a verdant evergreen. I am struck with reverent awe every time I peer […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Once again it’s time to ‘Come home, America’

    A recent Newsweek cover cites a number of current calamities and asks, “What the @#%! next? Maybe we’re next. I believe the onus of being “a superpower” is undoing us. It undid the Soviet Union 20 years ago. As we police and attempt to “shape” the Middle East — the sheer audacity and futility of […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Embrace single-payer, universal health care

    Michael Hudson’s March 23 letter to the editor states that “unions are fighting everyone’s battle to maintain our standard of living.” I am sympathetic to unions and joined the Maine State Employees Association out of solidarity rather than requirement during my decade of state service as a classified “confidential” state employee. I now work for […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Obama gets us into another war, a la Bush

    It must be apparent to even the most partisan Democrat that Barack Obama’s election in 2008 has, in foreign policy and federal spending, turned out to be just the third term of George W. Bush. Obama has tripled down on a 10-year no-win war in Afghanistan, dithered on getting out of Iraq, and has now […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Childhood problems led to LePage’s lack of social skills

    It has become increasingly apparent that 38 percent of Maine voters made a glaring mistake last November. The election of Paul LePage is becoming not only a joke but also a possible major financial disaster for many of the state’s population. LePage’s inappropriate remarks concerning both elected and organizational officials truly shows the lack of […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Item about young man’s death ‘in poor taste’

    The item in your paper about the death of Greg Bradley was in very poor taste. The last paragraph was uncalled for. His family and friends must be heartbroken, and for your newspaper to include that paragraph was unforgivable. I believe this newspaper owes the family a private apology, as well as a very public […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Small business owners ‘do not support Paul LePage’

    I vowed not to write about Paul LePage, as I believe the old saying about getting into a match with a skunk (think about it). It has gotten to the point, however, where we can’t resist weighing in. And apparently we don’t need to worry about this bully’s retribution, as he doesn’t read newspapers. We […]

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