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  • Published
    August 6, 2011

    Why doesn’t Maine look into solar, geothermal?

    Pocono Raceway received the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for the development of a three-megawatt, ground-mount photovoltaic solar energy system that went online in September. The 25-acre solar installation is the primary electric source for raceway and adds enough electricity to power 1,000 nearby homes. Why have Maine officials ignored solar power, since it […]

  • Published
    August 5, 2011

    Nemitz’s opinion finally has the correct label

    Finally, the good folks at the Kennebec Journal have put the word “Opinion” at the top of Bill Nemitz’s column after his umpteenth article bashing Gov. Paul LePage. Nemitz’s columns routinely adorn the first page of the Local Section of the KJ and pose as commentary. Calling Nemitz’s work “Opinion” is a first step in […]

  • Published
    August 5, 2011

    Fundraiser will help renovate library archives

    The members of the Gardiner Library Association express their appreciation to the Sons of Maine for conducting a fundraising car wash for the library. The group presented the association with almost $250, which will be used for the renovations of the library’s Community Archives Room. This room houses many rare documents, photographs, maps and other […]

  • Published
    August 5, 2011

    Speed traps can help reduce accidents, injuries

    Insurance companies provide grants to cities and towns to help reduce traffic accidents and costly injuries. Used correctly, speed traps are a good way to help reduce accidents and injuries. Traveling down Western Avenue in a 25 mph zone near the airport is about the easiest way for Augusta police to issue citations. Insurance increases […]

  • Published
    August 5, 2011

    Instead of speed trap, police should watch rotary

    I wasn’t one of the many motorists who were ticketed in Augusta on Western Avenue on July 22 but I am wondering how useful such a setup by the police is. It seems more than coincidental that it occurred during the beginning and likely the height of our tourist season. I am not aware of […]

  • Published
    August 5, 2011

    The system must change for economy to improve

    In my opinion, policy to cut public and social services to achieve budgetary goals is the wrong approach. This economist-based direction would license even more profit to the same private financial district and international investors who are already without responsibility to the American citizenry they are dealing for and selling to. The standard of purchasing […]

  • Published
    August 5, 2011

    Republicans in Congress hypocrites for votes

    After watching the news conference about the debt ceiling (July 25), I have come to the conclusion that the Republicans in Congress are hypocrites. They are blaming President Barack Obama for everything they voted for when President Bush was in office. The Republicans want to make sure that Obama does not get a second term. […]

  • Published
    August 5, 2011

    Election Day registration helps Maine voting record

    It was encouraging to read the Morning Sentinel’s editorial concerning a new law slipped in by the Legislature. This law will prevent new voters from registering to vote on Election Day. Since this new law allows only two working days for election officials to examine the validity of the registrant, no reasonable and productive search […]

  • Published
    August 5, 2011

    Waterville tavern’s sign exploits women

    When is the exploitation of women going to stop? The other day I was driving down Main Street in Waterville, and I happened to notice that the Silver Street Tavern is opened again, which is a good thing for our city. But I would like to know why a sign of a bare-breasted woman is […]

  • Published
    August 5, 2011

    Basic basketball skills program helped girl

    I would like to take a moment to thank Waterville public schools for the kindergarten through fifth grade introduction to basic basketball skills. My daughter, who is entering the fourth grade, thoroughly enjoyed this instructional program, and is hoping the next practice sessions are not too far off. Thank you to all the coaches, volunteers, […]

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