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  • Published
    March 21, 2010
    Taxing the Wind

    Letters to the editor: March 21, 2010

    Blowing hot and cold on wind   There are legitimate complaints about wind power, but grossly untrue statements by overzealous critics like Jonathan Carter (Maine Voices: “Wind power comes at great cost,” Feb. 28) do little to reveal them. He says the 48-tower Highland Mountains project in western Maine proposed by former Gov. Angus King […]

  • Published
    March 20, 2010

    Letters to the editor: March 20, 2010

    Many ways exist to address public schools’ problems   I would like to add another perspective to the Press Herald editorial (“New high school plan needs more explanation,” Feb. 22) and Charles Lawton’s column (“Maine must measure its wants,” Feb. 7) calling for increased high school graduation rates. They both correctly state the career and […]

  • Published
    March 20, 2010

    More letters to the editor: March 20, 2010

    Politicians won’t rein in spending   Sens. Olympia Snowe and Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Chellie Pingree continue to vote for more and more spending. I’m sure their intentions are good. However, the big question many of us have is, who will pay these massive debts? Are there any taxpayers who understand who will pay? […]

  • Published
    March 15, 2010

    Letters to the editor: March 15, 2010

    Evidence favoring Dechaine piles up Thanks to the Portland Press Herald for publishing an article on its front page about new opinions relating to the Dennis Dechaine case (“Analyses by two experts offer hope to Dechaine.” Feb. 25). It is interesting that the prosecutor in the case was not and is not interested in two […]

  • Published
    March 10, 2010

    Letters to the editor: March 10, 2010

    Readers comment on the Rainy Day fund; a concert review; John Richardson's candidacy; and abortion providers.

  • Published
    March 9, 2010

    Letters to the editor: March 9, 2010

    Students support wind power project These letters are written by students in science teacher Jonah Rosenfield’s class at Waynflete School, a private academy in Portland.   In reference to the Feb. 12 article “Group seeks allies to block new wind farm,” we believe the benefits of constructing a wind farm in Highland Plantation outweigh the […]

  • Published
    March 8, 2010

    Letters to the editor: March 8, 2010

    Transgender rules draw controversy I am a fourth-generation Mainer and was raised in the belief that our cultural way of life allows all peoples to live freely without interference or condemnation from others. The present flap over guidelines for transgender students flies in the face of this basic tenet of fairness and equality that is […]

  • Published
    March 7, 2010

    Letters to the Editor: March 7, 2010

    Wind project raises serious concerns There is a tide in Maine that is threatening to sweep away many of our state’s treasures. The mountains of rural Maine have been targeted by our lawmakers and the wind industry for rapid development. A proposal to build Maine’s largest wind complex in Highland Plantation, at the doorstep of […]

  • Published
    March 6, 2010

    Letters to the Editor: March 6, 2010

    Health care reform offers opportunities and costs The recent Associated Press article (“Survey: 1 in 10 Mainers lack health insurance”) reports disturbing statistics on the lack of insurance coverage in Maine, but it fails to address the precarious situations many Mainers with health insurance are still in. Those of us who buy insurance independently in […]

  • Published
    March 4, 2010

    Letters to the Editor: March 4, 2010

    Turn down volume on motorcycles I applaud the Portland Press Herald’s stand against loud motorcycles (“Motorcycle noise annoys too many too much to ignore,” Feb. 24). But it is not just a few who are bothered by excessive motorcycle noise. Countless Mainers throughout the state are acoustically assaulted by bikers operating with illegal loud pipe […]

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