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Letters to the Editor
  • Published
    December 8, 2011

    Senator supports new approach to library work

    For more than 100 years, Lithgow Public Library has played an important role in the lives of central Maine residents. The library is a center of learning and a safe harbor for youngsters to gather and a meeting place for the entire community. I host my constituent meetings at Lithgow Library. It is impossible to […]

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    December 8, 2011

    Bible says God, not Jesus, spoke from burning bush

    The Apostolic Church, located on Route 202 in Augusta, has a message for those who pass by its gaudy marquee: “It was Jesus who spoke to Moses from the burning bush.” I was raised in the Jewish faith. It is customary that Jews do not accept the belief that Jesus is the son of God. […]

  • Published
    December 8, 2011

    Nemitz column a hit piece about state treasurer

    Bill Nemitz wrote a hit piece about State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin in the Dec. 4 newspaper: “Poliquin’s Private Club makes Waves at Popham.” His mud-throwing, innuendoes and character assassinations were well done, definitely some of Nemitz’s best since his articles about Paul LePage. How lucky he was to have the same day a front-page article […]

  • Published
    December 7, 2011

    Honor U.S. service members this Christmas

    Another Christmas is coming, and once again I am reminded of my Marine Corps buddy and what he went through in Korea circa 1950-1951. At the time, America and the U.N. embarked on saving South Korea as the North Koreans invaded, bent on making the whole of Korea communist. My pal and his unit had […]

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    December 7, 2011

    Senate OKs un-American piece of legislation

    A few days ago, the U.S. Senate voted to keep a provision in the national defense authorization bill. The provision allows for the U.S. military to detain indefinitely and without due process any American in America or in another country or any other person in America or in another country that they suspect to be […]

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  • Published
    December 7, 2011

    Claim of ‘hundreds’ at summits seems extravagant

    On Nov. 26, in his weekly broadcast, Gov. Paul LePage claimed to have heard from “hundreds of business leaders” during three recent summit conferences of Maine’s employers. “They” spoke of the “high cost of doing business in Maine.” No argument with the message, but “hundreds” of messengers within such a short time frame seems a […]

  • Published
    December 6, 2011

    Highland Wind should stand by its word

    Highland Wind came to our town 21/2 years ago with a plan that sounded exciting on the surface. Angus King and Robert Gardiner made a proposal to the people of Highland Plantation to build a massive wind turbine plant here, and the financial benefits they pledged seemed to be an answer to prayers. Just a […]

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    December 6, 2011

    Wind opponents standing in way of progress

    The recent article about the petition to stop wind power in Highland, Lexington and Concord made me cringe. Even if the high percentages of local people reported to be opposed to projects in this area are correct, these communities are so small that we are really talking about only a few people. Is it right […]

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    December 6, 2011

    Doesn’t voice of majority rule?

    In May, Highland residents held a press conference asking Independence Wind of Brunswick to abandon its wind development plans for the five mountains in Highland Plantation. On Nov. 17, the people from my communities presented petitions to Gov. Paul LePage, showing that the majority of residents in Highland, Concord and Lexington do not want industrial […]

  • Published
    December 5, 2011

    Brian Rines made each person feel worthy

    I wrote recently (along with the late Andy Rooney) that Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday. This year, I gave thanks for the life of my friend, Dr. Brian Rines, who died Nov. 25, a person who had a great influence in my life. We met at a Halloween party in 1999. He was duded up […]