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    August 10, 2014

    Letter to the editor: LePage deserves praise for plan to boost hydropower

    Kudos to Gov. LePage (“LePage plan could give dormant dams new life,” July 29). It’s about time that we look at the benefits of hydropower. I hope that whatever is proposed, it includes a provision for Mainers receiving the power we need from our resources first before it can be sold to anyone else. Patricia […]

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    August 10, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Kudos to composting story but not for its one error

    On July 13, I was thrilled to see Matt Hongoltz-Hetling’s article introducing all of us to Geoff Hill, one of Maine’s Master Composters, who was trained by taking a University of Maine Cooperative Extension course (“Meet Geoff Hill, Maine’s Master Composter”). It is great to have Master Composters advocating for recycling organic materials through composting […]

  • Published
    August 10, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Garden clubs connect kids to healthier eating habits

    I was so pleased to read the recent article about garden clubs for kids (“Meet Stephanie O’Neil, founder of garden clubs for children”, Aug. 3), because I know first-hand how important that type of exposure is long-term. When I was growing up, my mom kept a good-sized garden, and she enlisted my brother and me […]

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    August 10, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Cutler’s has right skills to move state forward

    I want to remind the voters of Maine that each of us is directly impacted by the individual we elect to lead us. I believe that Eliot Cutler displays the ethics, experience and energy needed. He recognizes how vital it is for Maine to move forward in education, talent recruitment and implementation of planning to […]

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    August 10, 2014

    Letter to the editor: North Cairn’s insights will be missed

    Gracious, I miss North Cairn! It seems only yesterday that this newspaper friend came into my life and allowed me a personal view, somewhat like seeing her forest retreat through the cells of my antique stereoscope. She, through a unique selection of words and phrases, shared with us, her viewers, the woodland textures, smells and […]

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    August 10, 2014

    Letter to the editor: If anti-LePage vote stays home, he’ll win in November

    Michael Cuzzi’s incisive column (“Cutler or Michaud? Voters will decide who ousts Gov. LePage,” Maine Sunday Telegram, July 13) places the three-way gubernatorial race in its proper perspective. Gov. LePage’s campaign for re-election is moot. His tea party base remains intact and will vote for him as a solid bloc regardless of his past dubious […]

  • Published
    August 9, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Cellphones just one of many distractions

    Re: “Maine launches effort to curb distracted driving” (Aug. 5): It’s not only a text or call that could wreck it all. We were stunned to see a woman on Interstate 295 on Tuesday night who seemed not at all distracted by her driving as she looked in the mirror and plucked her chin hairs. […]

  • Published
    August 9, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Border crisis shows need for real immigration reform

    Gov. LePage learned on a conference call with the White House that eight unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed in Maine. These are some of the 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries who have streamed across our border into Texas since last October. It is understandable why thousands of unaccompanied children have been streaming […]

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    August 9, 2014

    Letter to the editor: City blundered ethically in overriding oil sands vote

    I and thousands of other voter residents are still trying to figure out what is sadder – what South Portland has done, or how they did it? “How” wins. The total lack of due process, fair, deliberative debate and collaborative decision-making on oil sands is numbing. Where was the fact-finding, where was the inclusiveness of […]

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    August 9, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Should people sue Congress for failing to do its job?

    How remarkable that, since there are not enough votes for impeachment proceedings, House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican colleagues decided to sue President Obama for allegedly overreaching his presidential authority. Does that mean that citizens can sue Congress – individually or as a whole – for not doing what they were constitutionally elected to […]

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