Letters to the Editor
  • Published
    January 23, 2012

    Every birth a celebration, no matter parents’ ages

    I understand there’s been some controversy about the baby born New Year’s day to teenage parents Mercedes and Joey. Some of the comments: “shouldn’t be celebrated” and “Central Maine Newspapers is irresponsible for publishing this story.”

  • Published
    January 23, 2012

    Cuts to family planning would cut health care access

    I oppose the proposed cuts in family planning from the Fund for a Healthy Maine and MaineCare, because such cuts would restrict access to basic health care upon which thousands of Mainers depend.

  • Published
    January 23, 2012

    Take time this month to learn about radon gas

    Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that can be found in your home in dangerously high levels without you knowing it, since you cannot see, smell or taste radon. If you have well water, it also can be found there.

  • Published
    January 22, 2012

    Marijuana dispensary headline shameful

    “Much-needed marijuana dispensary opens in Hallowell” should have been the headline on the front page of the Morning Sentinel on Jan. 11, not “Pot shop opens in Hallowell.”

  • Published
    January 22, 2012

    We made a huge mistake when we elected LePage

    In answer to Nick Logan of Fairfield’s letter of Jan. 10, “Sometimes, retirees just need a little help,” what we did when we elected Paul LePage was to make a huge mistake.

  • Published
    January 22, 2012

    Really? A favorable article in KJ about Paul LePage?

    A favorable, or at least partially favorable, article about Gov. Paul LePage in the Kennebec Journal. (“Good Year for LePage,” Jan. 8). Will wonders never cease?

  • Published
    January 22, 2012

    Subscriber misses lovely photos by Phelan, Molloy

    When I began subscribing to the Kennebec Journal a few years ago, I often clipped and saved photographs taken by Joe Phelan and Andy Molloy — pictures of farms, of snowy streets, of various animals, of citizens’ activities in pretty settings.

  • Published
    January 22, 2012

    Why call for another law that will be ignored?

    The Jan. 11 editorial, “We need total ban on drivers using cellphones,” calling for a ban on the use of mobile communication devices while driving is good example of the kind of thinking that gives me pause whenever I read a newspaper “Our Opinion” piece.

  • Published
    January 22, 2012

    Three municipalities could share one police station

    The towns of Oakland and Winslow are in the same boat as Waterville — in desperate need of new police stations. So why don’t the three municipalities pitch in and buy/build a station on Kennedy Memorial Drive?

  • Published
    January 22, 2012

    Students stymied by questions needing creativity

    Last night on the NBC national news, I was struck by a piece about college applications today.