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    November 16, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Nov. 16, 2010Reader’s advice: Go south – of the bridge

    The issue Pierce Atwood had with the smelly nets and poorly maintained area near the waterfront is the first salvo of fishermen versus everyone else along the Portland waterfront. As more and more businesses decide to take advantage of potentially the most beautiful and inviting waterfront on the East Coast, the lobster and fishing industry […]

  • Published
    November 15, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Nov. 15, 2010Suicide a tragic call to action

    I appreciate Portland Police Chief James Craig’s call to action regarding Michael Simpson’s tragic suicide. It is indeed heartbreaking when an individual chooses death in such a manner. My husband made such a tragic choice five years ago, and I can attest that those perhaps most intent on suicide may not make their plans known […]

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    November 14, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Nov. 14, 2010Agencies combined on fish runs

    After reading “Fish passage is the next step for Presumpscot” (Oct. 24), I wish to clarify some of the information used in this article. By and large, the message was accurate and we are proud to have been part of this historic decision to build fish passages on dammed rivers. What did not come across […]

  • Published
    November 13, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Nov. 13, 2010: Marijuana caregivers now organizing

    While regulatory hurdles have slowed the opening of Maine’s first medical marijuana dispensaries (“Pot stores slowed by glitches, resistance” Oct. 25), across the state grass-roots networks of caregivers have emerged to provide seriously ill patients with safe and reliable access to high quality medicine for reasonable prices. Caregiver networks match each patient who comes to […]

  • Published
    November 13, 2010
    Paul LePage, Kevin Raye

    More letters to the editor, Nov. 13, 2010: LePage’s 38 percent at issue

    So now what? The next four years in Augusta should be fascinating. Our newly elected state governmental rock band, apparently unwanted by 62 percent of the electorate, might as well be called “Paul LePage and The Rage.” I predict a yowling conservatively suited lead singer with a heavenly House rhythm section backing a riotously rightist […]

  • Published
    November 12, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Nov. 12, 2010Mayor’s job offers exposure

    If there's a silver lining in Nov. 2's election results for Maine Democrats, it's the new elected mayoral position in Portland. <br /><br /> An elected mayor changes southern Maine's political landscape by producing a Democratic leader who will develop the constituent base, name recognition and financing connections necessary to launch a broader political career. <br /><br /> The new position creates a platform for the Democratic Party to reach out to comparably more conservative suburban voters. While Portland claims 64,000 residents, Greater Portland, including the surrounding suburbs, boasts 230,000 people, roughly half of the 1st Congressional District's entire population.

  • Published
    November 11, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Nov. 11, 2010Troop greeters do wonderful job

    A vacation is usually considered a time to rest, explore and experience. My husband, a career officer (retired) who served in the Air Force as a pilot and navigator refueling fighters during the Vietnam conflict, decided that after 19-plus years of retirement, he would enjoy one of the benefits accorded him as a retiree — […]

  • Published
    November 11, 2010

    More letters to the editor, Nov. 11, 2010Readers respond to election outcomes

    Hail to the chief! Paul LePage has won the governor’s race in a squeaker with 38 percent of the vote. If I didn’t know that and just read the coverage of campaign lately, I would have thought he won in a landslide! “Going to change the relationship between business and state government,” he says. “You […]

  • Published
    November 10, 2010

    Letters to the Editor, Nov. 10, 2010

    Assessing the will of 'the people'

  • Published
    November 9, 2010

    Letters to the editor: The cost of war and radicalism

    It could be argued that the cost of carrying on two wars at once is probably the principal cause of our economic difficulties. <br /><br /> The even greater cost is the loss of our moral standing.<br /><br />

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