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    May 24, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 24, 2010:Who’s really frightening in politics?

    After assessing letters from your readers expressing both pro and con opinions on the controversial tea party movement, I decided to examine their mission statement and core values and make my own judgment. I was perplexed almost immediately by their statement supporting “freedom of the individual to spend the money that is the fruit of […]

  • Published
    May 23, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 23, 2010Train restoration needs examination

    On May 12, I attended the Aroostook Railway Task Force meeting at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center. The Task Force, under the direction of Gov. Baldacci, was created to ensure that the process of railroad abandonment and acquisition is done openly, and in a way that protects Maine taxpayers. The only notice of the […]

  • Published
    May 22, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 22, 2010Tax reform bill hurts the poor

    Probably most people are aware of the referendum on June 8 in which we can vote for repeal of the so-called tax reform passed by the Legislature, but put on hold pending the result of this referendum. Most of the news reports and opinion pieces about this proposed law mention its slight reduction in income […]

  • Published
    May 21, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 21, 2010

    Who’s at fault in fiscal meltdown? Financial reform needs attention now! One of the darkest hours in the financial history of America came to all of us in October 2009. The following collapse of the housing market, unprecedented job losses by Americans and the drying up of credit brought us to the tipping point of […]

  • Published
    May 20, 2010

    Letters to the Editor: May 20, 2010

    Arizona doing the right thing What a kerfuffle over Arizona’s decision to document immigrant workers. A citizen of this country is documented from birth. One can’t cross legally any of our borders, enter school or apply for a job without documentation. Becoming a legal immigrant isn’t easy and I (born and bred in the United […]

  • Published
    May 20, 2010

    More Letters to the Editor: May 20, 2010

    Supporters back favorites in June 8 primaries for governor

  • Published
    May 19, 2010

    Letters to the editor:Towns fall short on land oversight

    It is interesting and refreshing to see the outpouring of shock and indignation that has surfaced over the clear-cutting of a shoreline parcel (“Naples seeks heavy fines for lakeside tree-cutting,” May 6). However, I believe we would be better served by reflecting on the underlying factors that lead individuals to believe they can get away […]

  • Published
    May 18, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 18, 2010:Tax code veto: Thumbs up or down?

    The TV ads have started on Question 1, the “people’s veto” of the state’s new tax code. Maine voters are asked to vote “no” on “a plan to raise income taxes in a bad economy.” These messages do not tell the whole story. The new law, which was passed on June 12, 2009, would add […]

  • Published
    May 17, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 17, 2010:Oil spill in Gulf an ominous event

    While reading the many opinions from papers and periodicals from throughout the nation; there is one very obvious observation to be noticed. The American people do not care about our planet and refuse to stand up and be counted for their lack of caring about our planet. The most recent calamity in the Gulf of […]

  • Published
    May 16, 2010

    Letters to the editor, May 15

    HoltraChem can be cleaned quickly Your May 2 article regarding the proposed cleanup of the HoltraChem site does not accurately reflect the facts. For example, only Landfill 1 — the one proposed for removal by our company (which sold the site in 1982 but remains responsible for its cleanup) — is leaking mercury at levels […]

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