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Letters to the Editor
  • Published
    March 30, 2012

    What’s all the fuss about same-sex marriage?

    What is all the fuss about same-sex marriage? I should think, in view of the fact that most people these days prefer casual, “sort of like family” relationships, clergy and those concerned would focus on encouraging marriage under any reasonable circumstances. I thought that wedlock was primarily a public affirmation in which two people express […]

  • Published
    March 30, 2012

    PBS one of few independent media left after takeovers

    Extremists groups have tried to gut funding for PBS for decades at the national level and now they have moved into the states via Republican governors and “heritage-based” thinking. (Whose heritage?) They refer to PBS as “elitist.” Who uses a word like that to describe PBS? The old cartel hoped for the failure of PBS […]

  • Published
    March 29, 2012

    Two men separately exhibit goodness in people

    I have experienced two incidents that confirm to me that many people care. Last Thanksgiving, after returning from the Turkey Farm in Mercer with a load of turkeys, I stopped at the Sunset Grill in Belgrade Lakes. The daily special was roast turkey, which was appropriate for the season. I started eating and quickly was […]

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    March 29, 2012

    Republican pols make bad critics of art, culture

    Say, who is this guy who wants to eliminate all state funds to the Maine Public Broadcasting Network? Oh yeah, it’s the same cultural philistine who took down the mural from the Labor Department office. For some reason I’m reminded of former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, who had drapes put on the statue of […]

  • Published
    March 29, 2012

    Being related to governor a way to get a great job

    I just want to urge everyone to check their family tree or bloodline. Trust me, I am searching mine. I am in hopes that I am related to our Gov. Paul LePage. If I am, maybe I can get a job with the state. Between LePage’s daughter and brother-in-law, the state is paying more than […]

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  • Published
    March 29, 2012

    LePage, friends bully McCormick out of office

    So Gov. Paul LePage and his band of merry men get what they want with the resignation of Dale McCormick. Although nothing was ever proven, I’m sure if they had dug hard enough they would have found something. Instead they used bullying tactics and baseless accusations to force a woman to resign so they can, […]

  • Published
    March 29, 2012

    Iran knows it has everything to lose in nuclear war

    Yale Marienhoff, in his March 20 response (“Letter ignores Iran’s statements about Israel”) to my March 12 letter, frets about Iranian threats regarding Israel. He needn’t. In 1956, many Americans panicked after Khruschev’s “We will bury you” speech. They built and stocked fallout shelters, waiting for the nuclear attack that never came. The USSR, like […]

  • Published
    March 29, 2012

    East Madison residents disillusioned with town

    I read without shock and amazement that the town of Madison is once again looking to put another financial burden on its taxpayers. This time, an alienated school district left. The gas pipeline debacle is also another risk that will more than likely cost the taxpayers more money because it was done in a secretive […]

  • Published
    March 29, 2012

    Oakland family asks return of ‘Ayla’s Missing’ sign

    We had made a poster for missing Ayla Reynolds and tacked it to our tree at the corner of Cedar Village Drive and Oxen Drive in Oakland. On one of my daily walks to the corner, I discovered that someone had torn it down. How could anyone stoop so low as to tear down a […]

  • Published
    March 29, 2012

    Leave the people who are gay alone

    I am sure I got some attention about the abortion issue. Now I need to explain about the gay issue. A person is a person and human rights are what the United States of America is all about. Period. The moral issues are always going to be debated. I am not a religious person, nor […]