Letters to the Editor
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    November 4, 2011

    A consensus-builder with honesty, integrity

    In the eight years I have known Jeff Bilodeau, he has proven to be a dedicated and professional leader of character.

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    November 4, 2011

    Merger reasons should give pause for concern

    This is in response to Rep. Robert Nutting’s, R-Oakland, (Maine Compass, Oct. 24) concern that Sprint is spreading false e-mails on the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile. If Nutting doesn’t think these jobs are at risk as a result of the merger than he does not understand corporate finance and strategy. It has nothing to do with Sprint and everything to do with fundamental reasons for any merger — i.e. revenue growth and leverage.

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    November 4, 2011

    Dead dictator offers a wake-up call for U.S.

    Just a wake up call to all the people who are rejoicing over the death of Moammar Gadhafi. Look back to 9/11 and recall how many countries were celebrating what happened while shooting their guns in the air.

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    November 4, 2011

    Deal in facts, Democrats, and stop blaming Bush

    Isn’t it amazing how some people can twist facts and tell half truths to make a person sound bad, when in fact they really do not know the facts (i.e. Carol Roux, letter, Oct. 30).

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    November 4, 2011

    A fresh perspective, balance for City Council

    It is good news for Augusta that we have quality people willing to step forward and run for local office.

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    November 4, 2011

    Expand access to treatment to aid addcits

    Based on my observations and knowledge with Suboxone, it needs to be easier to prescribe and easier for people to obtain from their physicians and clinics. There are many people who have stated that they would be clean if they could simply get a prescription of Suboxone; these people need to be helped.

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    November 4, 2011

    Nonprofit is an advantage over for-profit business

    I read your editorial of Oct. 19, “All nonprofits vital to creation of jobs in Maine.”

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    November 4, 2011

    Smith: Skilled negotiator ready for the council

    I have known and worked with David Smith for over 10 years. He was chairman of the Augusta Planning Board when I joined. He was then and continues to be passionate about the future of Augusta. I watched and learned much from him about city government. His interpersonal skills with the other board members and the public coming before the board were outstanding.

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    November 4, 2011

    Wood smoke is hazardous to health

    The U.S. Surgeon General wrote: “There is no safe level of tobacco smoke.”

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    November 4, 2011

    Our election system is excellent, efficient

    I want to thank the many daily and weekly newspapers in Maine for coming out in support of same-day voter registration.