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Letters to the Editor
  • Published
    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, […]

  • Published
    July 11, 2011

    Tourists should dispose of their trash properly

    As Gov. Paul LePage and his ilk not only look forward to our now-arriving tourists as do all the businesses that will enjoy their buying all the items for sale along with the restaurants, stores and gas stations and this is all good. A minority of tourists who come to visit our pristine state, however, […]

  • Published
    July 10, 2011

    No process for resolving air pollution problems

    No one likes to get the bureaucratic run-around when they call on their government at the state or local level about a problem. So when the American Lung Association in Maine began getting calls from frustrated families who could not get a straight answer to their complaint about a potential lung health hazard we took […]

  • Published
    July 10, 2011

    Neither major party seems to be serving nation

    What do the following have in common? At the end of the Clinton administration, a Republican Congress and the Democratic president had a tax structure that generated a national budget surplus. At the end of the George W. Bush administration, with two tax cuts (promising jobs and growth), a GOP Congress and a GOP president, […]

  • Published
    July 10, 2011

    Editorial on anti-bullying legislation ‘hypocritical’

    I’m responding to the diatribe published in the “Our Opinion” editorial on July 1 and all the chest-thumping, righteous indignation therein spewed at the Republican-controlled Legislature. If the Republicans at the State House are guilty of “spinelessness” for delaying anti-bullying legislation for further consideration, I simply have to ask where, oh, where is the anti-bullying […]

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  • Published
    July 9, 2011

    Road repairs will help get economy going again

    Keep up the good work on road repairs, workers for the state Department of Transportation. It is no doubt a challenge with all that needs to be done. It can be inconvenient for drivers, but they eventually will appreciate it. Also thanks for all the information in the media to let everyone know what is […]

  • Published
    July 9, 2011

    CMP’s policies manage osprey nests responsibly

    An article on June 27, “CMP To Remove Osprey Nests,” may have left the wrong impression with some readers. Central Maine Power rarely disturbs the birds during the nesting season, and we don’t intend to change our practices as we build the Maine Power Reliability Program. Hundreds of ospreys nest on our utility poles. We […]

  • Published
    July 9, 2011

    Social Security, Medicare not entitlements

    Some people have said Social Security is an entitlement. Entitlement my butt! I paid for my Social Security insurance. Just because they borrowed the money doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout. Congressional benefits, aka free health care, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days […]

  • Published
    July 8, 2011

    Democrats increased taxes, didn’t cut them

    Rep. Seth Berry’s column, “Democrats pushed for affordable tax cuts for working Mainers” (July 1) seems more than a bit disingenuous. After all, the Democrats have had total control of Maine’s government for decades, and there have never been any tax cuts. There have, however, been tax increases. Last year, Maine people soundly rejected through […]

  • Published
    July 8, 2011

    No one believed cougar seen in Sidney in 1961

    I was not surprised to read about Ken Petersen seeing a large cat (cougar) in Dresden. I saw one in Sidney 30 feet away from me while picking wild berries with my wife and my mother. It was just sitting there watching me. When it saw my wife and mother getting closer, it disappeared in […]