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  • Published
    August 3, 2011

    GE head not right person for job growth task force

    Buried on page D4 of the July 26 Morning Sentinel was a small story about GE Healthcare’s “…moving its 100-year-old X-ray division to China…”. This is a rather straightforward, typical big-business approach to increase profitability. I know, since I used to work for GE. What confounds me is that President Barack Obama called on Jeff […]

  • Published
    August 3, 2011

    Letter about welfare causes feeling of shame

    It has been quite a while since I wrote a letter to the editor. “What is wrong with working for a living?” (July 17) provoked me. I thought about things and slept on it. When I got up, I felt the same: Shame. Even though I don’t really think I’ve done anything wrong. I get […]

  • Published
    August 3, 2011

    Heat didn’t dissuade patrons of Arts Fest

    Many friends of art traveled to downtown Waterville on Saturday to celebrate the 42nd year of Arts Fest despite the sweltering heat. It takes guts, determination, sacrifice and true loyalty to walk the blistering sidewalks to view paintings in spite of sweat trickling down, fog gathering in sunglasses, excess thirst caused by the beating sun […]

  • Published
    August 2, 2011

    Frary needs to shed his partisan loathing

    It may be true that hostility is the reward for speaking certain truths. A wise man learns to accept this; a partisan, to embrace it. John Frary wrote a piece July 24 that truly paints an interesting portrait of our governor, but wraps it in partisan loathing that all but ensures the message won’t get […]

  • Published
    August 2, 2011

    So what’s wrong with college kids voting?

    I am outraged at Maine Republican Party Chairman Charles Webster’s witch hunt trying to find a few cases of voter fraud to justify taking away citizens’ right to register to vote on Election Day. The law already has been passed, and now he is conducting a private study to justify it. Why was this issue […]

  • Published
    August 2, 2011

    Cutting MaineCare means higher private premiums

    Gov. Paul LePage has once again made the claim that adults who live below 100 percent of the poverty line, or $908 per month, and working families living below 200 percent of the poverty level, or $3,089 per month for a family of three, should be cut from the MaineCare program. He justifies this cut, […]

  • Published
    August 2, 2011

    Government can do a lot to fix money problems

    Did anyone read the interesting article in the newspaper on July 4? This article confirms McDonald’s has started using its own oil from its vats to fuel vehicles in the Arab world. This is an option in the U.S. as well. So why do we not take advantage of our natural resources before we send […]

  • Published
    August 2, 2011

    Leave smokers alone and go after the obese

    With regards to Mark Pantermoller's letter (July 16), I don't know about leaf eaters, but I'm in full agreement that too many intrude where they are neither wanted nor required. Yeah, I smoke and am tired of this invasive witch-hunt. Now there's rumblings of making private clubs smoke-free.

  • Published
    August 2, 2011

    Norway attack shocking, uncharacteristic

    I was shocked to hear about the problems in Norway. I worked near Oslo at various times and was exposed to the local culture over a 20-year period. I always felt very safe in the area because the people were very friendly and organized with not a hint of this type of chaotic behavior. Knowing […]

  • Published
    August 2, 2011

    Obama isn’t addressing any of country’s real issues

    The president has the title, but what is his job description? And what happen to his campaign promises? Where does he stand on anything of importance? Lots of questions, yet no answers to any of them. Barack Obama talked a lot about absentee fathers during his campaign, so where is he all the time? Out […]

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