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    August 30, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 30, 2010

    Crime in Portland not matter of color Social psychologists, who have used objective scientific methods of study, have found for years that the reason for this prevalence is because drug dealers and gangs know that there are more people to prey on in these environments. People who have low socioeconomic status are more desperate and […]

  • Published
    August 29, 2010

    Letters to the editor:State misled on mill analysis

    Scribner’s Mill would like to thank Beth Quimby for her fair and unbiased article in the Maine Sunday Telegram (“Dam plan up against landlocked salmon,” Aug. 1). One issue which was not mentioned in the article was the state Inland Fisheries and Wildlife agency’s comments on our first application. It contained false information, misleading statements, […]

  • Published
    August 28, 2010

    More letters to the editor:Candidates for governor get bouquets and brickbats

    In an Aug. 13 Maine Voices column, former Maine GOP vice chairman Scott Kauffman states, “What Maine needs is a strong economy.” He goes on to write, “As Senate president, Libby (Mitchell) got things done that helped create jobs.” Since no examples of her success were provided, and since success is relative, let’s compare Maine […]

  • Published
    August 28, 2010

    Letters to the editor:Is civil marriage a right?

    I was struck by the irony of the Aug. 3 Portland Press Herald side-by-side commentary columns regarding Chelsea Clinton’s marriage and Kathleen Parker’s “small-town values” reflections where she called her neighbors Jack and Craig, together for 25 years, the “most stabilizing presence” in her life. Jack and Craig are thoroughly human to her. And they […]

  • Published
    August 27, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 27, 2010Visitors like Maine the way it is

    My first name is Guy, but think of me as the $25 million man. This estimated number is less than the total dollars generated by Portland visitors each year. But keep in mind that your first-time visitors come back again and again. I live in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a community that waits for the world […]

  • Published
    August 26, 2010

    More letters to the editor, Aug. 26, 2010:Controversy over New York mosque continues

    I was recently reading “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” The book’s stories are meant to inspire and motivate not only the reader but to inspire those people the reader comes in contact with. One inspiration I came away with was, “Can I inspire someone today?” I decided that today I would write this letter. Many […]

  • Published
    August 26, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 26, 2010:Homeowners stabbed in back by state

    As a Maine retiree, I want to thank our governor and legislators for reducing the homestead exemption from $13,000 to $10,000. Because of the decrease in the exemption, our new property tax bill increased by almost $200, but since they didn’t raise the state income tax or sales tax, they made me feel a lot […]

  • Published
    August 25, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 25, 2010Turnpike has long list of errors

    Regarding the latest venture by the Maine Turnpike Authority, we only need to look back at its track record over the last 30 years to decide if it has the best interests of the state at heart. We were told that once the turnpike was paid for, the tollbooths would be removed. That never happened. […]

  • Published
    August 24, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 24, 2010

    Readers dogged on pit bull issue Fritz Spencer’s opinion in his Aug. 17 column about dog regulations (“Maine should take the lead on the prohibition of vicious dogs”) is uneducated and irresponsible. He continues to spread the sensationalized story that has already been written thousands of times. Time and time again this rudimentary and simplistic […]

  • Published
    August 23, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 23, 2010Peaks taxi decision draws jeers

    Well, a big thank you to the Portland City Council and the Peaks Island Transportation System. They singlehandedly wiped out a teenage entrepreneur and budding capitalist with his golf cart taxi on Peaks Island (“Council: Peaks golf cart ‘taxi’ must be licensed and insured,” Aug. 17). We absolutely need more rules and regulations to stem […]

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