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  • Published
    April 3, 2011
    Plant Vogtle

    Letters to the editor, April 3, 2001:Nuclear power too dangerous

    Are we still thinking of continuing with nuclear power? It routinely emits harmful and unnatural radioactive elements — not to mention accidents! As a former state representative and member of the Utilities Committee, I am aware that on our coast we must keep watch over Maine Yankee’s high-level waste. Worldwide, there’s no safe place to […]

  • Published
    April 2, 2011

    Letters to the editor, April 2, 2011This Democrat unhappy with Obama

    Barack Obama is not the person who is going to bring the change this country so badly needs. There is anger from the tea party, but there is also anger from Democrats like myself who feel betrayed. As long as both major parties are successful at keeping the tea partiers and the progressives railing against […]

  • Published
    April 2, 2011

    More letters to the editor, April 2, 2011Rail or trail best use for Mountain Division line?

    Having read Joan B. Saxe’s letter of March 28, “Mountain Division best used for trains,” I must say that I agree for the most part in what the Sierra Club of Maine advocates. However, having spent more than 30 years in a railroad career comprised of marketing, sales and industrial development of both large and […]

  • Published
    April 1, 2011

    Letters to the editor:LePage’s critics go over the top

    OK, I get it. After reading your paper for the past 40 years, I understand the press has very little good to say about any Republicans. I also understand that Bill Nemitz is your “in-house, left wing liberal provocateur.” It is clear that Mr. Nemitz has an agenda and promotes it while getting paid as […]

  • Published
    March 31, 2011

    Letters to the Editor, March 31, 2011

    Why 3-D makes some people sick

  • Published
    March 31, 2011

    Letters to the Editor: Mural’s dismantling causes readers pain

    The ordered removal from state's Department of Labor lobby of the mural about the history of working people in Maine is startling. So is the changing the names of rooms honoring a good diversity of important figures in Maine history. The building concerned is the Department of Labor, not the Department of Commerce or Management.

  • Published
    March 30, 2011

    Letters to the editor, March 30, 2011:Passionate reactions to Maine mural removal

    The LePage administration's action to remove the Labor Department mural and replace the names on some doors is anti-labor, plain and simple.<br><br> To defend the action by claiming that a "balanced" approach is needed is hogwash. The name of the department is not the "Labor and Business" Department.<br><br> From Wikipedia: "The purpose of the Department of Labor (DOL) is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

  • Published
    March 29, 2011

    Letters to the editor, March 29, 2011Protect students from spending cuts

    Both articles and letters written by many on all sides of the political spectrum seem to be misinformed about how to cut, tighten or even change how much money is spent by government at all levels. From school administrators to state lawmakers to senators in Washington, most Americans believe that we must expand in all […]

  • Published
    March 28, 2011

    Letters to the editor, March 28, 2011:Mountain Division best used for trains

    The current controversy over the Mountain Division railroad upgrade and putting funding for it on hold so a trail could be finished raises questions, as The Press Herald has pointed out, about the importance of “boosting our economy,” the need for alternative methods of transportation and the compatibility of trails and rails now and in […]

  • Published
    March 27, 2011

    Letters to the editor, March 27, 2011Libraries too vital to cut

    Libraries are the critical cornerstone of our democracy and should not be considered for having their budgets cut. Reading is the pathway for life-long learning, and libraries with all their services play an essential role in that development from childhood on. Today’s libraries are facing many financial challenges as the state tries to address the […]

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