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    October 28, 2010

    Letters to the editor: Many good reasons to renovate SPHS

    I have given much consideration to the South Portland High School renovation issue. I had many questions which were answered at the and South Portland websites and by tours of the facility. I urge residents to support this bond question by voting “yes.” I am a cautious spender, particularly in this economy, and wanted […]

  • Published
    October 28, 2010

    More letters to the editor: Race in 1st District getting down to the wire

    In the race for the state’s 1st Congressional District seat, the contrast between incumbent Chellie Pingree and challenger Dean Scrontras could hardly be starker. Whatever the voters were expecting, Chellie Pingree has turned out to be one of the most liberal members of Congress. Pingree shares with President Obama the conviction that government can solve […]

  • Published
    October 27, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 27, 2010Visitor revels in Maine autumn

    This is my first time in Maine. I like it here. There are yellow maples lining the walkways and all sorts of pretty colors – purples, reds, oranges, browns and greens. I saw an apple tree growing wild beside the road. I passed a driveway with a boat customized, I would guess, for lobster., with […]

  • Published
    October 26, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 26, 2010Proposal for non-citizen voting in Portland draws comment

    While I was perusing the local headlines for the latest election “faux-pas” by the two gubernatorial front-runners, I encountered a story in the Press Herald on whether non-citizens should be allowed to vote in Portland’s local elections. It is a fair question to ask, since they pay their taxes like everyone else. But, I don’t […]

  • Published
    October 25, 2010

    Letters to the editor: Readers rise to defend 1st District rivals

    I’m not sure why Dean Scontras wants to be a congressman, since his ideology is that government should do nothing — at all. He’s spent so much of his campaign saying what he wouldn’t be doing in Congress — like making it easier for Americans to get health care or holding Wall Street accountable — […]

  • Published
    October 24, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 24, 2010Motives of Maine hut group examined

    I read with interest the Oct. 3 article “Hut and trail group adapts to concerns about wildlife” by Deirdre Fleming. David Herring, executive director of Maine Huts & Trails, said that it was the group’s “ethical obligation” to move the original hut out of the Grand Falls deeryard. I find this quote to be disingenuous […]

  • Published
    October 23, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 23, 2010Dirigo Health ends firm’s headache

    One of the greatest challenges for keeping a business in Maine is the cost of health care for employees. The restaurant industry has a particularly high percentage of seasonal part-time employees who have had difficulty accessing health care due to the cost for both the employer and employee. At Ricetta’s, there are times when 70 […]

  • Published
    October 23, 2010

    Election letters to the editor, Oct. 23, 2010Voters still have much to say about governor’s race

    The race for governor this year has many qualified candidates. So it is the duty of Maine’s undecided voters to decipher what the mass media tell us and to discern the truth. Sensationalism is what gets our attention. Don’t let yourself be entertained. Motivate yourself to get educated. I challenge you to research the issues, […]

  • Published
    October 22, 2010

    Letters to the editor: Ranked-choice voting gets high marks

    Not being a Portland resident, I have no strong opinion about an elected mayor. I do, however, think Cheryl Leeman is wrong to disparage ranked-choice voting. It is not surprising, of course, that a well-entrenched major party politician would offer a scary “what if” scenario to impugn a system that lessens the distinct advantage the […]

  • Published
    October 21, 2010

    More letters to the editor: 1st District Pingree-Scontras race on readers’ minds

    Under the current economic conditions, voters need to be behind the candidates who will have the most favorable impact on our communities. We need to support candidates who will lead the way in trade reform and work to restore American jobs to America! Chellie Pingree is opposed to expanding NAFTA to South Korea and Columbia; […]

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