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    April 13, 2011

    When will LePage realize he’s ‘not helping Maine’

    Last week, we flew at 30,000 feet from San Francisco to Boston after one month abroad with no Internet, radio or TV. No news, is good news, I thought. How wrong I was. I walked to the back of the plane for some exercise and a glass of water. “Where are you from?” the flight […]

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    April 13, 2011

    Manners, respect two qualities LePage needs

    Inquiring minds find it very interesting that Paul LePage is so anti-union, when, as a former Scott Paper Co. employee, the union played a major part in his life. Scott Paper Company was a union mill. If, by chance, LePage was management, he still benefited from the mill’s union employees. It would have been the […]

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    April 13, 2011

    LePage’s actions reminds of a poster seen years ago

    Paul LePage reminds me of a poster I saw years ago that said: “I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no class.” John Bolduc Hubbardston, Mass. (Waterville native)

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    April 13, 2011

    Time to make ‘hope and change’ happen

    With all the problems facing the city of Augusta and the state of Maine, I find it deplorable that Working America, affiliated with the AFL-CIO, went door-to-door in the Sand Hill neighborhood of Augusta. Drugs, prostitution, and burglaries plague this neighborhood ,and many people there are completely dependent on state aid. Responsible, taxpaying citizens need […]

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    April 13, 2011

    ‘Let’s add to the solution, not be the problem’

    I am sick and tired of the constant crybabying about Gov. Paul LePage. For once, we have elected a real businessman who is trying to bring this state back from bankruptcy and having to fight every step of the way. Most businesses have a six-month to a year probation policy. LePage has been in office […]

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    April 13, 2011

    Project Graduation gets big lift from Red Barn

    I would like to share with your readers the wonderful opportunity that was afforded the junior class at Maranacook Community High School. We were invited by the Red Barn to participate with it on March 28 to raise funds for our Project Graduation. We had great participation by our students, their families and members of […]

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    April 13, 2011

    Quality of life is reason most people live here

    It used to be said, “As Maine goes, so goes the nation.” Now with current efforts to dismantle environmental and social safeguards, I hope this saying won’t become: “As the nation goes, so Maine follows.” Our motto is “Dirigo,” which means “I lead.” After all, for our future health, I believe we need to take […]

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    April 13, 2011

    State retiree deserves pension that was promised

    For 23 years, I worked in public service, most in the Maine Department of Health & Human Services and the last 12 years with MaineCare. Then I had to retire because of a life-threatening illness. Now my disability pension is under threat by the governor’s budget plan. My payments have been frozen at the same […]

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    April 13, 2011

    ‘Brainwashed millions’ vote against own interests

    I can see why millionaires would vote for people who have the outlook of “government bad.” They are financially isolated enough to take any downswing with ease. They think about nothing but tax cuts. They vote for idiots who say “government is terrible,” but after they are elected, they make a terrible government. The scariest […]

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    April 13, 2011

    Clean Elections Fund keeps Maine voters in charge

    Several bills are currently before the Legislature that advocate either a partial repeal or a full repeal of Maine’s clean election system. This is disappointing, because for more than 10 years, the Maine Clean Election Act has worked to get the big money out of Maine elections. We did it by imposing reasonable contribution limits […]