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  • Published
    November 30, 2011

    Battle against lung cancercan use everyone’s help

    The recent death of Evelyn Lauder, who created the pink ribbon as a symbol of breast cancer awareness, prompts me to remind everyone that November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. While last month pink was seen everywhere from pro football games to local walks, lung cancer awareness does not seem to have the same visibility. However, lung cancer kills many more women than breast cancer does and affects non-smokers, smokers and former smokers. Most of us have been touched in some way by lung cancer. Please do what you can to help conquer this deadly disease: Stop smoking, help others stop, contact The Lung Cancer Alliance, volunteer where you can, and donate what you can afford.

  • Published
    November 30, 2011

    Big thanks to staffat Vassalboro school

    We would like to thank all the Vassalboro Community School teachers and staff for quick thinking and keeping our children safe during the fire at the school on November 22.

  • Published
    November 30, 2011

    Lawmakers should work on stuff we want them to

    The votes for same-day voter registration were not even a day old when some politicians were talking about the need to continue work against it.

  • Published
    November 30, 2011

    Other’s neglect could havemeant tragedy for driver

    On Wednesday, Nov. 16 -- a rainy, foggy night -- my daughter was on her way to her night job in Augusta. At some point on Route 27, she saw something in the road and tried to avoid it. In doing so she lost control of her vehicle and went into a ditch. Air bags deployed, but the seat belt broke loose throwing her into the passenger seat, where her head and shoulder broke the window. Her wrist was mangled from broken glass. Five cars went by -- no one stopped. She was able to call for help on her cellphone. The first to arrive was Trooper Diane Vance. I want to thank her for making my daughter as comfortable as possible until the ambulance arrived. Come to find out it was three tarps in the road. Someone was very neglectful about tying these down. Thank God my daughter had no broken bones, but she did have massive bruises. She will be a long time healing but I'm so glad I still have her!

  • Published
    November 30, 2011

    We all need to workto create jobs

    I am an experienced executive. I am also a 99 percenter.

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  • Published
    November 29, 2011

    Republican party needs to do better than Gingrich

    In an article on Nov. 19, “ Gingrich defends Freddie Mac Work” — Gingrich states that he spent an hour a month earning a $1.8 million “consulting fee” at the quasi-public Freddie Mac.

  • Published
    November 29, 2011

    LePage fighting to help poor Mainers heat homes

    Despite Gov. Paul LePage’s efforts at avoiding cuts to LIHEAP, Barack Obama slashed Maine’s allotment by $32.6 million.

  • Published
    November 29, 2011

    Big thanks to staff at Vassalboro school

    We would like to thank all the Vassalboro Community School teachers

  • Published
    November 29, 2011

    Battle against lung cancer can use everyone’s help

    The recent death of Evelyn Lauder, who created the pink ribbon as a symbol of breast cancer awareness, prompts me to remind everyone that November is Lung Cancer Awareness month.

  • Published
    November 28, 2011

    Where is outrage at supercommittee surrender?

    I am so upset that the supercommittee just gave up — the final straw that proves our government is in complete disarray. Everyone, whether a Democrat or a Republican, should be very unhappy with the people who are supposed to represent our interests. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe and Reps. Chellie Pingree and Michael […]