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  • Published
    June 1, 2010

    Letters to the editor:Coyotes get bad rap, so leave them alone

    Coyotes are partly filling a niche across Maine once filled by wolves. Nature has welcomed the coyote back to Maine to help fill the void, perhaps until the wolves return. And I trust the wisdom of nature more than the small group of vocal and aggressive Mainers who are currently spreading misinformation about coyotes. Regarding […]

  • Published
    May 30, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 30, 2010UMS issues practical, philosophical

    We have been hearing about budget cuts at Maine’s state universities, but have we considered the full impact of those and previous cuts? Have we considered what these cuts have done to the ability of students to take the courses they need to graduate? Why do the presidents and deans have more power than the […]

  • Published
    May 29, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 29, 2010New tax law not worth it, say readers

    Well I see that the Democrats are at it already by spreading lies about Question 1. They claim in their ads that taxes will rise 30 percent if you vote “yes” on Question 1. In fact, if you vote “yes” on Question 1 your income taxes will stay the same as they are now. What […]

  • Published
    May 29, 2010

    More letters to the editor, May 29, 2010Supporters say why they back their choices for governor

    I support Democrat Steve Rowe for governor because he sets a high priority on educating our children. In his speech at the Democratic Convention last week, Steve referred to education as “the key that unlocks opportunity” and reminded us that we must focus on education in the state of Maine. As a mother of two […]

  • Published
    May 28, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 28, 2010Teaching reading requires knowledge

    Kudos to Wendy Gaal on her May 5 Maine Voices column regarding the crisis of reading instruction (“Let’s put our knowledge to work for children struggling to read”). As a reading tutor, I see daily the damage inadvertently done to children by the still-raging fashion of “whole language” programs, now re-marketed under the label “balanced […]

  • Published
    May 27, 2010

    WEDNESDAY OPINION Oil spills must not recur

    – The oil disaster is still not resolved. The oil is in danger of moving into the main current and doing even more damage than it already has done. The disaster should be a wake-up call. If this sort of oil spill can happen in the Gulf Coast of the United States, it can happen […]

  • Published
    May 27, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 27, 2010City won’t make Franklin Street safer

    City won’t make Franklin Street safer While I commend Christian McNeil and the Maine League of Young Voters for their steadfast concern for the safety of pedestrians, specifically at the intersection of Marginal Way and Franklin Street, why would they think a resolution passed by Portland’s City Council would influence the Maine Department of Transportation? […]

  • Published
    May 27, 2010

    More letters to the editor, May 27, 2010Supporters of Blaine House candidates speak out

    Mainers should realize that things are not rosy in our state and that we must demand much better management than we have received in the past. Using data from the Bruce Poliquin campaign (BruceForMe.com), some of my concerns are: • Maine’s long-standing reputation for not being business-friendly. • The lowest percentage of residents 18 years […]

  • Published
    May 26, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 26, 2010Oil spills must not recur

    The oil disaster is still not resolved. The oil is in danger of moving into the main current and doing even more damage than it already has done. The disaster should be a wake-up call. If this sort of oil spill can happen in the Gulf Coast of the United States, it can happen anywhere […]

  • Published
    May 25, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 25

    Muslim women’s garb controversial This is in response to your editorial concerning female Muslim clothing (“Why is Muslim women’s clothing an issue in Europe?” May 13). On a recent weekend, I was at my cousin’s graduation at the University of Massachusetts and noticed a family with women and a young girl dressed in full-body covering […]

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