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    April 27, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 27, 2010Tracking motives on health care votes

    I’ve watched the medical bill proceedings closely while vacationing in Florida. My question is, where have our two senators been during this debate and recent vote? It seems that they bowed to Republican pressure and forgot about the Maine voters that they represent while in Washington. I say it’s time to send a message to […]

  • Published
    April 26, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 26, 2010 Military spending way out of line

    A letter on April 9 by Mary-Jane Ferrier called attention to the tremendous cost of our military. Here is confirmation. On Tax Day these startling statistics became available: 33 cents of every dollar of our 2009 federal income tax went to fund the Pentagon, while only 1 cent of every dollar went to diplomacy, development […]

  • Published
    April 25, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 25, 2010Lawmakers help the addicted

    Kudos to the 124th legislature for passing L.D. 833 (“An Act To Distribute Funds Received from the Racino in Bangor to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Substance Abuse”). For all those who complain about government ineptitude, here is an example of success. Money which was intended to be used to support […]

  • Published
    April 24, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 24, 2010Customer down on cable ‘upgrades’

    Is anyone else fed up with Time Warner Cable? For my part, I think they’re a despicable monopoly! They charge huge increases for channels we don’t even want so they can shove it down our throats. When you call for any help, you get robots telling you how to fix it yourself. The new “upgrades” […]

  • Published
    April 24, 2010

    More letters to the editor, April 24, 2010Open-carry events could erode the right to bear arms

    Evelyn Beatrice Hall, in summing up the world view of Voltaire, coined the saying: “I do not approve of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” People on both sides of the “open carry” issue agree with this broad-shouldered concept of liberty. It makes discourse productive on […]

  • Published
    April 23, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 23, 2010Confederate leaders were terrorists

    The Republican governor of Mississippi is promoting “Confederate History Month.” The fact that his proclamation makes no mention of slavery doesn’t mean “diddly,” in his words (Press Herald, April 12). He’s proud that his state celebrates Robert E. Lee’s birthday on the same date as Martin Luther King’s. For those who think that might somehow […]

  • Published
    April 22, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 22, 2010’Nonpacker’ questions event’s real aim

    I don’t know whether to fault or praise the lead story “Event aims to show it’s legal to pack heat” (April 14). Fault, because at a time of dangerous discourse across the land, which many believe could trigger violence, The Portland Press Herald is trumpeting this event on its front page. Praise, because it is […]

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    April 22, 2010

    More letters to the editor, April 22, 2010Neighborhoods need access to all library branches

    I was saddened to hear that Portland Public Library wants to close three branches, leaving Burbank, Peaks and the main branch open and increasing the hours of operation at the main branch (“Councilors: Cut budget if library closes branches,” April 13). Targeted libraries are in the Portland neighborhoods with high populations of low-income families. One […]

  • Published
    April 21, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 21, 2010Is bias in the eye of the beholder?

    Kind of funny, in a sad way: The Press Herald prints another “it’s not global warming, it’s a liberal plot” letter the same day it is reported that the glaciers in Glacier National Park are melting for the first time in 7,000 years (“Supporter and critic discuss columnist’s work,” April 8). When the glaciers are […]

  • Published
    April 20, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 20, 2010Trade deals punish paperworkers

    I remember a time when the state of Maine was one of the leading producers of shoes and textiles in the world. I also remember when it was an easy task to buy American products in this country. Nowadays it’s akin to searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The […]

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