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    June 24, 2010

    Letters to the Editor, June 24, 2010

    Comments on Gulf oil spill continue to flow strongly President Obama gave the first Oval Office speech of his presidency on the Gulf oil crisis, echoing growing sentiment around the country that oil companies like BP must pay for the mess they create. He also reaffirmed the need for a new national climate and clean […]

  • Published
    June 24, 2010

    Letters to the editor, June 25, 2010Peppermint Park the pride of East Bayside

    I was very pleased to see such beautiful pictures of the newly designed and refurbished Peppermint Park in the paper on June 10. However, some of the text accompanying the photos was incorrect (and was corrected the next day). To re-emphasize the facts, Peppermint Park is located in East Bayside — not on Munjoy Hill […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2010

    Letters to the editor:Opioids belong in pharmacies

    The letter from Nicholas Karahalios of Falmouth titled by the newspaper as “Move narcotics out of the pharmacies” is unfortunate in that it is full of many misconceptions and prejudices. While crime exists against pharmacies, is it really more prevalent than against, say, convenience stores, or is it perception? Morphine and other opioids are not […]

  • Published
    June 22, 2010

    Letters to the editor:It’s too hard to vote at City Hall

    One of citizenship’s great rights and privileges is the right to vote. As an immigrant and refugee instructor at Southern Maine Community College, I teach about our Constitution and attend every naturalization ceremony of my students, showing support and emphasizing responsibility. This month, I took a brand-new citizen to vote. She had worked late, so […]

  • Published
    June 21, 2010

    Letters to the editor, June 21, 2010Bill would spur new-home sales

    The economy has shown a great deal of improvement in recent months, but we have much further to go before it can safely be said that things have returned to normal. The state of the housing industry is a case in point. Builders may be having a somewhat easier time selling homes now that unemployment […]

  • Published
    June 20, 2010

    Letters to the editor, June 20, 2010Proud of Democratic ideals

    I am a Democrat and a liberal who voted for Libby Mitchell in this year’s primary election. I was angered to read Richard Connor’s glib dismissal of me as wanting “someone who will fix their problems at all costs,” want their problems and those of their neighbors to go away, and wanting “government salve for […]

  • Published
    June 19, 2010

    More letters to the editor, June 19, 2010Assessing the cost of oil dependence

    The letters of June 10 expressed urgency about shedding our oil addiction. A few points: 1) Hydrogen is not an alternative fuel; it is a fuel-delivery package possibly more efficient than those used currently. Energy is obtained from its recombination with oxygen. Separating hydrogen from oxygen requires energy — more than you get back, according […]

  • Published
    June 19, 2010

    Letters to the editor, June 19, 2010Fearing LePage, loathing ‘tax reform’

    I’m scared. No, not by global warming, though I know it’s happening. Not by the Gulf oil spill and the cancerous dispersants that will be passing Maine on their way to England. And certainly not by gays in the military; gays have served courageously in militaries since the beginning of warfare. Nope, I’m terrified of […]

  • Published
    June 18, 2010

    Letters to the editor, June 18, 2010Sheriff shows heart by allowing vigil

    I want to express my deep gratitude to Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion for letting the community hold a vigil for Selvin Arevalo on May 26 outside the Cumberland County Jail. Dion and his staff provided a safe space for the vigil, which was an important step in advocating for Arevalo’s release from detention and […]

  • Published
    June 17, 2010

    Letters to the editor, June 17, 2010Pest-killing chemicals carry high price

    • Page A3 headline, The Portland Press Herald (May 17): “Study links ADHD with pesticides.” • General inquiry: “Where have all the songbirds gone?” • Researchers pursue possible reasons for the seeming increase in asthma cases. • Are pollen and other allergies becoming more prevalent? My question: Are too many of the above and other […]

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