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    December 10, 2010

    Letters to the editorImmigrant youths need Congress’ help

    I would like to express my support of the DREAM Act becoming a reality for immigrant youths in Maine.<br /><br /> Polling shows that between 60 percent and 70 percent of the public support this act, and both Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have supported the DREAM Act in the past.<br /><br /> Undocumented youths who arrive in the United States before the age of 16 have no other country to call home and through this act are required to graduate from high school, have good moral character and complete two years of college or military service before achieving citizenship.

  • Published
    December 9, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 9, 2010: Eagle’s nest gets support, as does bypass

    The lead editorial on Dec. 3 had a headline that read, “Bypass plan has more than one problem” with a smaller headine that read, “The discovery of a bald eagle nest has temporarily put the $100 million road project on hold.” I am reminded of a Brunswick project that was not put on hold. The […]

  • Published
    December 8, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 8, 2010Winter use of beach unfairly limited

    I am writing to voice my concern for plans to reduce and limit beachfront parking at Scarborough’s Higgins Beach during the off-season. I frequently visit Higgins Beach due to its accessibility and beauty. It is unique in that it offers easy public access. During my visits, I frequently support local businesses such as buying sandwiches […]

  • Published
    December 7, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 7, 2010GOP pushing Congress off fiscal cliff

    Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have both vastly disappointed all proud Mainers and have most seriously betrayed our free-thinking spirit, our innate independent heritage and our hopes both for ourselves and the country. How? siding with every other Republican in the U.S. Senate in guaranteeing legislative gridlock and by assuring that the processes of […]

  • Published
    December 6, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 6, 2010Do we need business input to laws?

    Back in the early ’90s, then-Speaker of the House John Martin reportedly told a delegation of business leaders that they could leave the state if they did not like the business climate he and his fellow Democrats had created in Maine. Maine’s present dismal business climate indicates that many took Martin’s suggestion. What a refreshing […]

  • Published
    December 5, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 5, 2010Gas tax hike would really hurt

    I assume that state Rep. Ann Peoples, D-Westbrook, does not know anyone who is upset with the price of gasoline in her district (“On the roads again: Find new ways to pay for maintenance, group urges,” Nov. 28). She states that Maine drivers absorbed the latest round of gasoline price increases without anybody yelling or […]

  • Published
    December 4, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 4, 2010Council has no clue on guns

    The Portland City Council ought to have more serious items to deliberate rather than seeking a solution to a nonproblem. The time wasted to debate the idea of a resolution to be forwarded to the Legislature to ban firearms in various public buildings is a perfect example of government waste and absurdity. It is this […]

  • Published
    December 4, 2010
    Hands Free demonstration by South Portland Police

    More letters to the editor, Dec. 4, 2010Crumpled cruiser is too distracting

    I don’t understand why the South Portland Police Department is trying to prove a point by placing a “smashed-up” cruiser and blinking sign on Broadway at the entrance to the Casco Bay Bridge, one of the city’s busiest intersections. On my way to work one morning my car almost ended up looking like the display. […]

  • Published
    December 3, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 3, 2010Medicare shortfall very serious

    Thank you for the recent article highlighting resources available to help seniors make good decisions about their health insurance. Unfortunately, unless Congress acts quickly, seniors may also need help finding doctors. Due to a flawed Medicare payment formula that Congress created a decade ago, seniors may soon find it hard to get the health care […]

  • Published
    December 2, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 2, 2010Fee in lieu of parking good move

    The Maine Alliance for Sustainable Transportation would like to thank the Portland City Council for recently voting to adopt a “fee-in-lieu-of-parking” ordinance that will allow developers in Portland to choose to contribute to a “sustainable transportation fund” instead of building parking lots or garages on their site. The proposal came out of the Peninsula Transit […]

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