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Letters to the Editor
  • Published
    February 15, 2012

    Land use planning measure has serious flaws

    A public hearing on legislation affecting land use in 10 million acres of Maine’s North Woods will be heard at 1 p.m. Thursday in room 206, Cross Building. LD 1798, An Act to Reform Land Use Planning, was supposed to improve planning and permitting efficiencies for the unorganized territories; instead, it will fragment planning, politicize […]

  • Published
    February 14, 2012

    Wish priests would be concerned with moral issues

    It’s bewildering that men who abstain from normal sexual activity can claim to have authority over the intimate behavior of others. Yet the Catholic clergy refuse to allow their parishioners access to contraceptives, which they know are widely used anyway and will continue to be so. They do everything they can to prevent same-sex couples […]

  • Published
    February 14, 2012

    Insuring more Mainers would lure businesses

    For many summers, I worked Downeast with Canadians, who would tell me that their health card meant more to them than any other card in their wallet, including their driver’s license. If I didn’t work enough hours at my job, I would have to pay around $1,000 for family health insurance each month. They would […]

  • Published
    February 14, 2012

    Why aren’t people focused on need for jobs?

    Mitt Romney doesn’t care about the poor. Newt Gingrich says he’ll make the moon the 51st state after his second term. Gov. Paul LePage wants to close schools and threatens to shut down Department of Health and Human Services programs. He also wants to cut MaineCare to 65,000 people, but in the meantime give tax […]

  • Published
    February 14, 2012

    Instead of scolding, we need to express love

    A letter by Kathy Allen in the Jan. 13 edition of the Morning Sentinel (“Vehicles are not toys, but powerful machines”) got me to thinking. I can appreciate the concern Allen must feel, and I understand she is trying to do good by giving us young adults a reminder about the dangers of utilizing a […]

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  • Published
    February 14, 2012

    Missing wildlife pictures by photographer Molloy

    What’s happened to Andy Molloy’s wildlife pictures? I so enjoyed them. I have an album filled with his photos of wild creatures and songbirds. Now, all we get is people. Homo sapiens, large and small, we can see on any street corner. Let’s have some deer and eagles and foxes or even turkeys. Those photos […]

  • Published
    February 14, 2012

    Cony girls basketball deserves more coverage

    Seems to me that years ago when the New England Patriots were working on a perfect season that they were plastered all over the sports page. However, our own home town Cony girls basketball team is lucky to get a three-inch snippet on the sports page. The Kennebec Journal should give them what they deserve. […]

  • Published
    February 13, 2012

    Church can shame, not change sexual orientation

    What’s going to be the news on front page and above the fold this week in this paper? Priest turns lead into gold? That’s the level of science behind the Catholic Church’s plan to help people “overcome” attraction to others of the same sex with a new chapter of Courage (article, Feb. 3). Wouldn’t that […]

  • Published
    February 13, 2012

    Agencies that help children, families should be saved

    Gov. Paul LePage and some members of our state government want to gut the budget in ways that affect young children and families. Citizens of central Maine should stand up to retain nonprofits, which save our state money by educating and preventing numerous health risks and problems. For every $1 spent on prevention and early […]

  • Published
    February 13, 2012

    Only most sick, frail live in nursing homes today

    I am writing in response to the recent article headlined, “Study: Seniors need more help to age at home.” As a local long-term care administrator, I understand and appreciate consumer desire to stay at home as long as possible and I don’t disagree with the need for more community supports to foster this goal, as […]