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    April 16, 2011

    More letters to the editor, April 16, 2011Debate over labor mural keeps LePage in spotlight

    I am a resident who supports Gov. LePage’s decision to remove the mural from the state Labor Department building. I say it should never have been put there in the first place. It is not a complete pictorial history of labor in Maine, but it is a $60,000 pictorial history of organized/union labor. If it […]

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    April 16, 2011

    Letters to the editor, April 16, 2011Environment needs our vigilance

    For many, it has been an upsetting several months of watching environmental rollbacks being supported by large corporations and our elected leaders, often with great disrespect to those who seek a healthy environment. I wonder how many are now aware that the (LePage) administration is seeking through its agricultural legislative committees to roll back regulations […]

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    April 15, 2011

    Letters to the editor, April 15, 2011Another gay marriage vote? Right on

    Recent news reports raised the possibility of bringing the issue of gay marriage directly to the people in 2012, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m sure there are those out there who feel like we’ve just spent a lot of time and effort talking about this. I know they must feel that this issue has […]

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    April 13, 2011

    Letters to the editor, April 13, 2011:Brunswick Landing destined to crash

    Sixteen years and $70 million in taxpayer funds ago, the Maine press heralded the transfer of the Loring Air Force Base to the Loring Development Authority. Following the sale of the bowling alley and the golf course, few, if any, private sector activities have been conducted at Loring that have not been heavily subsidized by […]

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    April 12, 2011

    Letters to the editor: Many reasons to oppose Gardasil

    Some people feel that vaccines given early protect their children from diseases later in life. They maintain that immunization allows the immune system to become prepared. This may be true in some vaccines, but the promotion and use of Gardasil against HPV (a sexually transmitted disease) is a different ball game. Especially since the drug […]

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    April 11, 2011

    Letters to the editor, April 11, 2011Is it trash or not? Let’s be consistent

    The April 1 snowstorm was the only April Fools’ joke I thought I had to endure as I shoveled out my driveway on Friday. In my neighborhood it was trash day, and like everyone else on my street I had put out the blue trash bag and the separated recycling we had dutifully collected from […]

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    April 10, 2011

    Letters to the editor, April 10, 2011Quimby park gift controversial

    So, Roxanne Quimby wants to give more than 70,000 wild acres to the federal government, hoping to create a Maine Woods National Park (“Another national park in Maine?” March 28). What a wonderful gift! Now nobody will be receiving any real estate taxes on that property. She, of course, will take a huge write-off on […]

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    April 9, 2011

    Letters to the editor, April 9, 2011Confront terrorism, defend freedom

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced recently that the United States will hold the trials of the 9/11 attackers/planners in a military tribunal instead of federal court. Good for him — even though he did this reluctantly. Jurors will be military officers. All military officers are college graduates. The judge will also be a military officer. […]

  • Published
    April 9, 2011
    Labor Mural

    More letters to the editor, April 9, 2011Are public pensions targets, or options for reform?

    The state of Maine has a $4.3 billion pension shortfall. About 70,000 retirees are counting on a promised pension. The workers did not create this fiscal nightmare. Nor did the other 1.2 million Mainers who are being saddled with this shortfall. Maine already is shouldering the fifth highest tax burden in the country. Ten percent […]

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    April 8, 2011

    Letters to the editor, April 8, 2011Chipman’s Augusta role defended

    After reading a column by Greg Kesich last week regarding my involvement in the labor mural controversy, I felt compelled to respond. I have always felt that the mural belongs in the Labor Department building. I only suggested Portland City Hall as a temporary location, where it could remain on display to the public and […]

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