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Letters to the Editor
  • Published
    July 12, 2011

    Nation needs campaign finance reform

    I believe movement forward begins with campaign finance reform -- no private, corporate or foreign money should ever have access to government efficacy.

  • Published
    July 12, 2011

    Article missed mark on new health care law

    On July 3, the newspaper ran an article, "GOP majority leaves its mark on session," highlighting several legislative achievements.

  • Published
    July 11, 2011

    Winslow July 4th another outstanding celebration

    Special thank you to all of the committee members and volunteers who once again made for a wonderful community 4th of July celebration in Winslow. Congratulations to chairman Jason Fitch and his wife Love for assuming this huge responsibility. It was another outstanding year. Our community appreciates the hard work put into such a special […]

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    July 11, 2011

    ‘Mother beats murder rap’ headline poor journalism

    I was very disappointed to see your headline, “Mother beats murder rap.” The choice of words implies that Casey Anthony was guilty but managed to get away with it. After a fair trial, Anthony was found “not guilty” by a unanimous decision of the jury. To imply that the jury was wrong but the Sentinel […]

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    July 11, 2011

    Celebration attendees show no decency for others

    As a person who has been attending the West Athens Independence Day celebration for many years, I extend my hearty appreciation to the people of West Athens and the In Spite Of Life Players for hosting this wonderful event for all these years. Along with them, I lament those attendees who show no common decency […]

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  • Published
    July 11, 2011

    Fireworks attendees should have picked up own trash

    The Winslow 4th of July fireworks were outstanding. But I was very disappointed and embarrassed with the people who attended the fireworks. On my way to drop off my children at Camp Tracey the next day, I drove through Winslow, and the streets and sidewalks were littered with trash. It is completely disgusting and sad […]

  • Published
    July 11, 2011

    Frightening when government plays God

    All 30-plus states that passed sterilization laws should compensate their victims. The forced sterilization article (AP, June 20) states that North Carolina is the only state willing to do so. Francis Galton, cousin of Charles Darwin, coined the term “eugenics” and is known as the father of eugenics. He descended from a wealthy family that […]

  • Published
    July 11, 2011

    Streets neglected, but state parking lot paved

    Now if you want to be impressed about some of our decisionmakers here in Augusta, consider this. Our paved roads, such as Mount Vernon Avenue, are being neglected. But what are they paving? The state employees’ parking lot to the rear of the State House. They must feel it very important that our state employees […]

  • Published
    July 11, 2011

    We should think about voting before Election Day

    Kay Rand’s column (July 3) criticized the Legislature’s repeal of Election Day voter registration; labeling it “shameful.” Rand, formerly chief of staff to Gov. Angus King, arguably supported voter procrastination in the article. Rand contended Mainers should be allowed to delay voter registration, to the last minute, because sometimes auto registrations and inspection stickers expire […]

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    July 11, 2011

    All should share burden of government deficits

    As another local area pastor, I wish to express my support for the Rev. James Gill’s views, which he expressed in a letter to the editor on July 2. All Christians should be concerned, as other people of good will are, that the growing gap between the very wealthy and the “the rest of us, […]