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Letters to the Editor
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    April 7, 2011

    Once again it’s time to ‘Come home, America’

    A recent Newsweek cover cites a number of current calamities and asks, “What the @#%! next? Maybe we’re next. I believe the onus of being “a superpower” is undoing us. It undid the Soviet Union 20 years ago. As we police and attempt to “shape” the Middle East — the sheer audacity and futility of […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Childhood problems led to LePage’s lack of social skills

    It has become increasingly apparent that 38 percent of Maine voters made a glaring mistake last November. The election of Paul LePage is becoming not only a joke but also a possible major financial disaster for many of the state’s population. LePage’s inappropriate remarks concerning both elected and organizational officials truly shows the lack of […]

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    April 7, 2011

    ‘Proud public employee’ dreams of retirement

    For more than 21 years, I have worked as a chemist at 221 State St. in Augusta. Like many of my co-workers, I take pride in my work. Long days, many nights and weekends are the demands of my job, though I don’t get a raise or even a cost-of-living adjustment for my hard work. […]

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    April 7, 2011

    It will take a joint effort to beat cancer

    I know a wonderful woman with whom I ride on the KVCAP bus from time to time who has stage 4 breast cancer. She has an enormous fighting spirit and a kind word and a smile for everyone she sees. I wish I could get to know her better. I believe my life would be […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Crash victim’s history should have been left out

    I recently read the Kennebec Journal article, “Augusta man dies in rollover.” It is a very sad thing that happened. I feel for the relatives of this young kid. I do not think that your newspaper should have added the information at the end, though, regarding his past history of vandalism. That should have been […]

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    April 7, 2011

    187 men died at the Alamo for a thing called freedom

    I’m writing this letter in regards to a question asked by a young man on the TV the other day. His question was, “What’s the big deal about the Alamo?” I would like to tell this young man that 187 men died at the Alamo for something called freedom. Will Travis took out his sword […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Chili Chowder Challenge ‘biggest and best event ever’

    I would to express my appreciation for all who participated in last weekend’s Chili Chowder Challenge at the Augusta Armory. We at the Children’s Center had our biggest and best event ever, with the support of many people. The sponsorships and donations made by local businesses and individuals points out that people know the value […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Pittston, West Gardiner continue library support

    As we all grapple with shrinking budgets and more demands for service, I want to express my gratitude that the residents of Pittston and West Gardiner voted to continue to be partner communities using the Gardiner Public Library. So many municipalities are looking for cuts in their budgets, yet these two towns overwhelmingly supported the […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Last bit about crash victim not necessary to story

    I was so disappointed in your article about the crash that killed the man. As I read this, I thought about a person who was just beginning life and who lost it in such a tragedy, and how the family must be hurting. When I reached the end, I was shocked that the newspaper put […]

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    April 7, 2011

    ‘Mortified’ by Wiscasset decision about nickname

    I read the report of the Wiscasset school system keeping the name “Redskins,” and I was absolutely aghast. This action is beyond inappropriate, to the point of being reprehensible. Keeping the name “Redskins” is a prejudicial and racially inflammatory action. If the team name had been the Wiscasset “N*****ers,” you can bet that the name […]