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Letters to the Editor
  • Published
    July 14, 2011

    Liking grave flowers doesn’t give OK to steal

    It is heartbreaking to learn someone stole flowers from a family plot at the Veterans Cemetery off Civic Center Drive in Augusta recently. What a selfish, uncaring act to steal off graves. While the thieves might feel joy and self-gratification that they got away with it, the theft leaves families in tears. Just because someone […]

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    July 14, 2011

    Flotillas will continue to challenge Israel

    In late June, a flotilla of 10 or more boats carrying 1,000 or so people from about 20 countries from around the world was organized. These were unarmed activists who see that Israel’s continued illegal occupation and settlement of Palestine is wrong, and were trying to raise the awareness of the world to the situation. […]

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    July 14, 2011

    Congress must do 2 things to fix economy

    I know Speaker of the House John Boehner has his hands full with many new and ambitious Republican legislators who are eager to deal the president a stinging political setback. Maybe they will do just that. But then what? Few believe our economy will be better as a result. On the contrary, many believe that […]

  • Published
    July 13, 2011

    Seriously cutting spending needed to reduce deficit

    I just finished reading David Offer’s column in the July 5 newspaper. I am thankful that he is no longer the executive editor of my newspaper. What drivel. First, he states that he had planned to use his column to lament that President Barack Obama may have been kidnapped by aliens, Republicans or Sarah Palin. […]

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    July 13, 2011

    UMF Vote Van driverdebunks ‘busloads’ claim

    I was president of the College Democrats at University of Maine at Farmington during the 2008 election. I helped run the UMF van in 2004, and I drove it multiple times in 2008.

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  • Published
    July 13, 2011

    UMF Vote Van driver debunks ‘busloads’ claim

    I was president of the College Democrats at University of Maine at Farmington during the 2008 election. I helped run the UMF van in 2004, and I drove it multiple times in 2008. Charlie Webster has accused us of taking “busloads” of voters to the polls on UMF. I was at Farmington five years; he […]

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    July 12, 2011

    Couple followed woman to return her debit card

    In this day and age of identity theft, credit card theft, etc. there are still some very honest caring people out there.

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    July 12, 2011

    With time, humans will screw up anything

    After reading about the disgusting events that happened at the annual 4th of July parade in Athens, I have my own story to tell.

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    July 12, 2011

    How about a use fee instead of 100% TIF for ice arena

    Peter Thompson's piece (July 11) about the Kennebec Ice Arena was very interesting. I agree that it was a wonderful place for children and adults in this area, and I hope it is rebuilt.

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    July 12, 2011

    Some things we don’t need, some things we do

    We all need good medical care, but vaccinations for babies should be optional. My daughter, Samantha, died after receiving the DPT shot. It hurt her immune system.