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  • Published
    December 26, 2011

    Some people on welfare should be working instead

    It appears from the paper that this year's legislative session holds no more hope than the last.

  • Published
    December 26, 2011

    Governor misunderstands meaning of democracy

    On Dec. 19, the newspaper published an article titled, "Governor to propose new energy bills." Two quotes from Gov. Paul LePage stand out. The first indicated that he thinks the configuration of the energy committee in the Legislature should be changed because the committee failed to move his proposed legislation forward during the last session.

  • Published
    December 24, 2011

    People in Congress worth $5 per day

    I am writing in regards to the stupidity and uncaring acts the Congress and Senate have shown this last year. On the heels of the latest blunder, it has occurred to me that they cannot do their job and need to replaced with people who can: All of them. They sit back knowing that when […]

  • Published
    December 24, 2011

    Let’s bond to buy alternate heating for homes

    Lots of media and government attention finally is being paid to Maine’s dependence on oil. I have few suggestions about how to bring about change. With LIHEAP funds questionable now and in the future, let’s be proactive. The state can bond $15million-$20 million for pellet stoves, solar heaters, etc., along with oil and pellets to […]

  • Published
    December 24, 2011

    LePage Medicaid policy based on misunderstanding

    Gov. Paul LePage has made a number of policy decisions based upon a misunderstanding of the facts. He seeks to reduce the number of Maine people getting help with their health care costs, claiming that Forbes magazine’s low ranking of Maine was based, in part, on the state’s welfare costs. Forbes magazine disputes the governor’s […]

  • Published
    December 23, 2011

    Iraq war in vain unless we learn lessons from it

    With the war in Iraq ending, we hear speeches praising our returning soldiers and reflecting on their fellow service men and women, who died in the conflict as not giving their lives in vain. Saddam Hussein was disposed, a freer Iraq, and even the Arab Spring are being used as examples of the sacrifice of […]

  • Published
    December 23, 2011

    Take abusers off welfare rolls instead of cutting for all

    I would suggest that instead of the governor’s proposed cuts in the Department of Health and Human Services budget, he give another look at those people who are not actually eligible and remove them from this state assistance. Yes, it may require hiring a couple more people to do this work but their salaries could […]

  • Published
    December 23, 2011

    Medicare Savings Program needed by 72,000 in Maine

    Mainers really spoke up at the state house on Dec. 14 in strong reaction to Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed budget cuts. These cuts would have an extremely negative impact for thousands of us across the state. I testified on behalf of the 72,000 residents who are in the Medicare Savings Program or MSP. I can […]

  • Published
    December 22, 2011

    Fireworks dangerous, but so are other activities

    Winslow Councilor Cathy Nadeau's comments in the Dec. 9 edition of the Morning Sentinel really made me stop and think.

  • Published
    December 22, 2011

    Salvation Army thanks donors, volunteers

    The Salvation Army would like to thank the people of Waterville and surrounding towns for the outpouring of generosity.

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