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    October 1, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 1, 2010Pingree’s plane: Aloft or grounded?

    For the past few days, the news regarding the 1st District congressional race has focused on whether Rep. Chellie Pingree has the right to catch a ride home with her fiance. Enough of this. The bipartisan ethics committee has spoken in their Sept. 24 letter affirming Pingree’s right to fly with her fiance. Issue over! […]

  • Published
    September 30, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 30, 2010Muslim coverage sent strong message

    We are writing to thank you for your front-page coverage on Sept. 11 of the Muslim celebration of Eid-al-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan. No apology was necessary! We are a group of men and women who have been meeting for a number of years to read and discuss important Catholic literature. Both individually and […]

  • Published
    September 30, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 30, 2010Favorites for Augusta’s top job

    I’m a registered Democrat, and typically follow party lines. Libby Mitchell is a lifelong politician. She has a ton of political experience to draw from, and surely has the skills necessary to do the job. However, she has been in a position of power for a long time, and during that time we have seen […]

  • Published
    September 29, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 29, 2010Economy, politics mix in election year

    I have had a good bit of formal training in the field of economics, and as I observe the media’s reporting on, and the public’s takeaway from, the news from the economic community that “the recession is over” mean different things to different folks. I think that economic gurus who make a living studying and […]

  • Published
    September 28, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 28, 2010Homeless deaths cause concern

    Homeless Voices for Justice was devastated to read of yet another death in the homeless community. James Stewart’s death, reported Sept. 2, brings the count to eight this summer alone. Can you imagine if eight members of another community in Portland had passed in two months? What would the response be then? We are angered […]

  • Published
    September 26, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 26, 2010: Readers energized by energy

    I write in response to Another View commentator Jerry Tuden’s reference to nuclear power as inexpensive (Sept. 20). Special interests around this energy source would have you believe this, but it is not true. Since 1983, more than $25 billion in fees and interest has been collected from ratepayers to fund permanent disposal of commercial […]

  • Published
    September 25, 2010

    More letters to the editor: Governor’s job on readers’ minds

    President John Kennedy once observed that “values lie at the very heart of governing.” Not interests, not ideology, not even principles — but values. Values are the things we hold most dear, that we cherish and are willing to defend, with our lives if needed; so that when the pressure is on and the issues […]

  • Published
    September 24, 2010
    Lady Gaga

    Letters to the editor: Repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ or keep it?

    I argue that “don’t ask don’t tell” has outlived its usefulness. Growing up in Maine, many of my friends were gay, and many were headed into the armed forces. Some kids were both. I am grateful for their service, and I have faith in all of them, irrespective of who they love. In my mind, […]

  • Published
    September 24, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 24, 2010Will elected mayor make city better?

    That there’s a possibility of an elected mayor ruling the roost in the hallowed halls of Portland city government seems like an adventure worth voting for. Councilors receive $5,500 per year in salary and Portlanders have received exactly what they’ve paid for. It’s a lousy system for a city with some degree of complexity to […]

  • Published
    September 23, 2010
    Kaden Found

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 23, 2010: Cumberland cat worth big woo-hoo

    I’ll bet there were many “woo-hoos” shouted in lots of homes when the story of Kaden the Cumberland cat became a happy ending (Sept. 16). As someone who works in animal welfare, I found this story powerful in the way it underscores the intensity of the human-animal bond. Kaden’s family quickly got the word out […]

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