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    September 12, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 12, 2010:Bring on energy alternatives

    In a letter printed Wednesday, Aug. 25, Linda Miller calls upon the general public to become more aware of the “honest facts” concerning the wind power. While I join her in encouraging people to educate themselves rather than basing their views on what is simply fed to them by the news media, I would invite […]

  • Published
    September 11, 2010

    More letters to the editor:New plantings could help ‘Tracing the Fore’

    My husband and I spent a week in Portland recently, trying to get out of the Florida summer heat, and we picked the perfect place. The weather was ideal and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and everything Portland had to offer. We took the city trolley tour and the boat tour of Casco Bay, went on […]

  • Published
    September 11, 2010
    Billy Bennett

    Letters to the editor:Thanks for honoring Maine heroes

    I would like to personally thank everyone involved with “Run for the Fallen” in Maine. It turned out to be a fitting tribute to all who have given their lives from our state of Maine since Sept. 11, 2001. The comments and compliments, particularly from members of their families, have been really touching. I know […]

  • Published
    September 10, 2010
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    Letters to the editor, Sept. 10, 2010Cell phones don’t have to make breakfast

    I have some questions for cell phone providers, the first one of which is, where did I go wrong? Did I miss the on-ramp to the technology superhighway? Once upon a time, I could get a simple cell phone in order to stay in contact with folks when away from my home or office. At […]

  • Published
    September 9, 2010

    More letters to the editor, Sept. 9, 2010Governor favorites get support

    – According to the latest information, the Maine independent candidates are not making much of a dent, and the governor’s race will go to either Paul LePage or Libby Mitchell. Only one of these candidates seeks to protect Maine’s environment while creating jobs. And only one of these candidates has the courage to face media […]

  • Published
    September 9, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 9, 2010Litter mars Maine – and its image

    “Maine, the way life should be.” Not really! Although our air may be deemed cleaner, the landscape that lines our roads has become an ashtray and dumping grounds for unwanted litter. For some unknown reason, people throw away garbage, cigarettes and anything else unwanted out of their car windows. I find this occurs primarily during […]

  • Published
    September 8, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 8, 2010Should courts control marriage?

    Bishop Richard Malone’s point man on the same-sex marriage issue, Marc Mutty, may dismiss U.S. Chief District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s declaration that California’s Proposition 8 is doubly unconstitutional by looking to the U.S. Supreme Court. But Walker laid down markers that should give the proposition’s supporters and the Supreme Court pause. In Malone’s determination […]

  • Published
    September 6, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 6, 2010New START a vital treaty

    Within our lifetimes there may never be an issue as crucially deserving of bipartisan support as Senate ratification of the New START treaty limiting nuclear weapons. Many top diplomats and military leaders including former Secretary of Defense William Cohen and former Secretary of State Colin Powell strongly support this joint U.S.-Russian effort to pull the […]

  • Published
    September 5, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 5, 2010Oxford casino a good deal

    The editorial titled, “Hollywood Slots revenue could be better used” (Aug. 22), was absolutely correct in saying, “Maine’s top priority should be developing good jobs.” Question 1, on the November ballot, will allow a four-season resort casino in here in western Maine. voting “yes,” voters have the opportunity to bring thousands of good-paying jobs to […]

  • Published
    September 4, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 4, 2010Portland’s policies panned, praised

    There is need to debate the ongoing friction between the city of Portland and its skateboarding populace. The city of Portland’s general view seems to be that skaters in their entirety are immature, soliciting, unemployed vandals. This, my friends, is far from the actual case. As a skateboarding young man, I have witnessed firsthand the […]

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