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    September 18, 2010

    Letters to the editor:Peaks resident: No ‘village’ status

    My thanks to The Portland Press Herald’s editorial writers who, on Sept. 10, in “Peaks should not get village status,” reminded readers that just some, not all, members of the Peaks Island community are so dissatisfied with being a Portland neighborhood that they want the city to help them form a village. I would like […]

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    September 18, 2010

    More letters to the editor:Readers pick their favorites for governor

    As a father of three school-aged children, a Maine homeowner, a taxpayer and an involved community member, I write this letter to encourage all Maine voters to take a close look at Eliot Cutler as a smart, strategic and experienced leader and executive who is the only intelligent choice for governor this year. While Paul […]

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    September 17, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 17, 2010Maine senators’ votes scrutinized

    Anthony Emerson of Portland wrote a letter (a response to another letter) saying that Maine’s senators are casting their votes the way most people want. Neither he nor I have any statistical evidence to support or refute that statement. Mr. Emerson, a Democrat, goes on to say that he voted for Sens. Olympia Snowe and […]

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    September 16, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 16, 2010: Fly the flag, don’t wear it

    The Freeport Flag Ladies’ consistent display of our flag is commendable and should be appreciated by all. I am a retired U.S. Air Force officer from the 1950s. I do not believe that flag etiquette allows people to use our flag as clothing, beach towels or other than an accurate representation of our flag. The […]

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    September 16, 2010

    More Letters to the editor, Sept. 16, 2010: Same day, different views: Eid and Sept. 11

    First of all, I want to thank you for the manner in which you have brought about such a marked improvement in both The Portland Press Herald and the Maine Sunday Telegram. While I do not always agree with your editorial positions, the two newspapers show a wonderful improvement both in content and layout. I […]

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    September 15, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 15, 2010Food-borne illness a real threat

    Thank you for writing about the massive outbreak of egg-based salmonella poisoning in the United States, affecting millions of consumers. We need to ask about some possible causes of this epidemic. One of the larger issues appears to be continuation of shoddy, poorly regulated factory-farming practices for which Jack DeCoster and others have been fined […]

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    September 14, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 14, 2010Skolnik defends his role on council

    Portland Mayor Nick Mavodones and City Councilor Jill Duson are disingenuous in suggesting I set the course of the City Council’s problem. (“Skolnik objects to treatment by council,” Sept. 10). E-mail logs show the mayor never even read my report to him on what I’d like to do as I finish up my term in […]

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    September 13, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 13. 2010Will everybody get to vote?

    When I first heard about the discussion in Portland it was being presented as non-resident voting, which has a completely different implication. The proposal on November’s ballot is wholly different, allowing foreign non-citizens to vote in local elections. I feel that this is a “slippery slope” upon which I do not intend to tread. As […]

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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 […]

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    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 […]

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