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  • Published
    August 4, 2011

    GOP wants Social Security, Medicare to close deficit

    The Morning Sentinel editorial board has decided to repeat the conservative mantra that President Barack Obama is to blame for the debacle over the debt ceiling. Perhaps the editors need to be reminded of a few background points. Our Constitution specifically requires that revenue and tax bills originate in the House of Representatives. Speaker John […]

  • Published
    August 4, 2011

    Belongings given away from Skowhegan apartment

    This is a plea for help. My daughter had to leave her apartment in a hurry, and some of her belongings were put under a free sign on the lawn at 13 Center St. in Skowhegan. The items were given away without her knowledge or consent. The belongings included a table with no top and […]

  • Published
    August 4, 2011

    Campaign finance reform will come from the people

    Real campaign finance reform will not come from politicians. Neither Democrats nor Republicans want what is fair. They want the advantage and all the advantage (money) they can get. Corporations and special interest groups have invested billions of dollars in our election process. They currently hold a controlling interest in our government. We, the people, […]

  • Published
    August 4, 2011

    Editorial about Obama’s speech ignored many facts

    I was pretty appalled by the July 27 “Our Opinion” editorial you ran in the Morning Sentinel criticizing the president’s recent television speech. The editorial ignored many facts. President Barack Obama offered a compromise to the Republicans in Congress, one criticized by many in his own party as too generous. It was the hard-core tea […]

  • Published
    August 4, 2011

    Readfield official’s comment insulting to voters

    In the Readfield Public Works re-vote article, Lee Sandler is quoted as saying that he hopes that the 424 citizens who voted to shut down public works are intelligent enough to understand what they were doing. I am one of those 424 voters. I have been a licensed professional engineer practicing civil engineering for more […]

  • Published
    August 4, 2011

    Make yourself heard on pension tax proposal

    Saturday, July 23, Page B4 of the Kennebec Journal — buried in an article on Gov. Paul LePage addressing wood-based jobs, is his mention of not taxing pensions. People who favor this proposal, should make themselves heard. Charles Jones Augusta

  • Published
    August 4, 2011

    Readfield voters already had their say

    What about the word “no” don’t the selectboard, town manager and others of Readfield understand? The voters of Readfield voted “no” on the maintenance building on June 7, and “yes” to abolish the public works. The voters of Readfield have spoken. Let’s get moving and get down to business. Carolyn Armstrong Readfield

  • Published
    August 4, 2011

    A shame what Chelsea has come to

    I was a citizen of Chelsea for more than 50 years, moving to Augusta in 2000. I think the town did the right thing to get the clique of Carol Swan out of the town. Flavia Kelley shouldn’t get a cent. My family lived in the town on Pinkham Road for more than 90 years. […]

  • Published
    August 4, 2011

    Grandma asks speeders to think of family

    I live on Hankerson Road, in a little dip right in up at the beginning of the road. I’ve lived here for about seven years and like our little place in this town. I have a beautiful new granddaughter, my first grandchild, who I think of day and night (new grandmas will understand what I […]

  • Published
    August 3, 2011

    Paper should curtail online comments about tragedies

    I would like to see the Morning Sentinel (and all newspapers) remove readers’ ability to comment online about the paper’s accident and tragedy articles. They should save their comments for politics and sports. People in close connection with these real-life happenings are quite vulnerable and shouldn’t have to read a stranger’s opinion and judgments during […]

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