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    October 12, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 12, 2010Praise and potshots for Pingree

    The Republicans must be pretty desperate to attack Chellie Pingree on ethics. There are many things that make Chellie a great representative of the state, but I think being ethical tops the list. She also works incredibly hard to make sure people without big incomes have what we should all have – access to affordable […]

  • Published
    October 11, 2010

    Letters to the Editor: Anti-casino group hides size with volume

    How is it that small, vocal groups are able to overturn the wishes of the majority? Like momentum, political action can be measured by mass times velocity. What a subject is lacking in substance can be made up for in speed. The sabotage of public will, which was recently seen in the hijacking of the […]

  • Published
    October 9, 2010

    More letters to the editor: Blaine House race continues to hold readers’ interest

    My work and family have taken me to all corners of Maine. I know gubernatorial candidate Libby Mitchell is the right person to lead our entire state through difficult times to a prosperous future. Political debates often focus on whether we want change or experience. With Libby, we can have both. I have known Libby […]

  • Published
    October 9, 2010

    Letters to the editor: Tax timing does hurt businesses

    In response to Arthur Dumas’ letter Sept. 22 recommending letting taxes rise on small businesses making more than $200,000 per year: Mr. Dumas asked, “Am I missing something?” The answer is yes: the calendar. As several online comments noted, Mr. Dumas’ suggestion to reinvest and add employees makes sense (assuming the business needs need new […]

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    October 8, 2010

    Letters to the Editor: Fiscal problems left over from Bush

    There is no proposed “tax hike.” Merely an end to major Bush tax cuts. There’s been no net job growth in the last 10 years; there has been middle-class wage stagnation and this disastrous economic crisis. Along with tax cuts, the previous administration started two wars that are bankrupting our economy, even as they make […]

  • Published
    October 7, 2010

    Letters to the editor: Drawing a line on sponges and dog poop

    South Portland police, we are told, want to ban “nonlethal weapons” such as BB guns and bows and arrows from public places. Nonlethal weapons. Isn’t that an oxymoron? Noodles (kids use them in pools), whiffle ball bats, kitchen sponges? Where do you draw the line? Would a cell phone be a lethal weapon if you […]

  • Published
    October 7, 2010

    More letters to the editor: Readers rally for, against governor hopefuls

    Recently, Press Herald columnist Greg Kesich provided a succinct description of the war of attrition taking place in the race for the Blaine House. In the course of reviewing the weaknesses of each candidate, the only real criticism Kesich had for Eliot Cutler was that so far, he’s not in the lead. Eliot Cutler is […]

  • Published
    October 6, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 6, 2010USM’s bottom line: Leadership counts

    As a member of the University of Southern Maine Foundation Board, I’d like to offer a comment on Ron Bancroft’s recent column on the state of this nation’s system of higher education (“America’s higher ed system could go the way of Detroit,” Sept. 14). The column, which raises some valid concerns about rising costs, declining […]

  • Published
    October 4, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 4, 2010Pending election raises concerns

    Someone help me. I drove by a sign today which asked “How’s the hope and change thing working out?” This just upsets me. I voted for President Obama and I’m still waiting for the change thing. Over the last two years, the GOP has not agreed with much that the president and the Democratic Congress […]

  • Published
    October 3, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 3, 2010: Educare center path to future

    Thank you for your recent article on Maine’s new Educare center, which should serve as a model for how Maine communities can provide the highest quality early care and education for our children (“New Educare center leads the way,” Sept. 6). Such high-quality early learning programs are critically important to our future. Not only do […]

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