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    August 19, 2010

    More letters to the editor, Aug. 19, 2010Waterfront issues bungled by city

    The issue with Pierce Atwood versus the plight of One Monument Square’s owners has nothing to do with what the city did or didn’t do. Rather, if viewed in the framework of how Portland operates, the City Council — that unfortunate arm of government that has stifled and bungled any smart growth in the city […]

  • Published
    August 18, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 18, 2010Oil spill and other Gulf disasters

    Reports from the Gulf of Mexico tell us that the oil-spouting BP well has finally been sealed, and that the devastating impacts of the massive oil spill on beaches, wildlife habitats, and marine ecosystem are gradually abating. However, there is a more clear and present danger lurking in the Gulf, yet there are no immediate […]

  • Published
    August 17, 2010
    David Petraeus

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 17, 2010Time to end war commitments

    I’m 91 years of age and been around a bit. Being a veteran of WW II taught me a few things and other bits of savvy came along the way. The French struggled in Vietnam for many years and finally admitted defeat, at which point we sent “advisers” and you know the rest – years […]

  • Published
    August 16, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 16, 2010Rehab still the best option

    I write with a great deal of consternation and concern regarding the Aug. 10 column by Bankole Johnson questioning the efficacy of rehabs and Alcoholics Anonymous (“Why rehab doesn’t work”). What purpose does Mr. Johnson serve by disparaging AA and 12-Step focused rehab centers other than stirring up controversy to promote his upcoming book which […]

  • Published
    August 15, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 15, 2010:Maine should tax bottled water

    I wish to clarify assumptions in Tony Payne’s June 20 Maine Sunday Telegram column (“Property rights issue swamps water debate”) regarding interrelated ground and surface water hydraulic systems, the public interest in these interrelated systems, and the right and need of the people of Maine as a public to derive critically needed revenue from this […]

  • Published
    August 14, 2010
    Glenn Beck

    Letters to the editor:Columnist too quick to criticize

    In regard to Bill Nemitz’s column July 30, “Communique to a candidate: Mr. LePage, people are listening,” I take issue with the reference, “At Marden’s you can spout off whenever you feel the urge and your words quickly evaporate into thin air. Kind of like Glenn Beck.” I wonder if Mr. Nemitz has watched Glenn […]

  • Published
    August 14, 2010
    Dominic Colwan

    More letters to the editor:Judge’s Prop 8 ruling debated

    If a referendum on defending the designation of marriage that has been in effect for thousands of years and upheld by 7 million Californians as the union of one man and one woman can be undone by one federal judge, the value of a referendum in deciding contentious issues is now useless. The millions spent […]

  • Published
    August 13, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 13, 2010Emergency rooms treat homeless well

    I write to respond to issues raised in a letter to the editor on Aug. 3 (“Drowned homeless man deserved better care”). In a hospital’s emergency department, severely intoxicated patients are evaluated not only for alcohol abuse but for a myriad of other medical problems. Often, and only with their consent, they are admitted to […]

  • Published
    August 12, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 12, 2010Joanie’s party always stellar

    Joanie can sure throw a massive party. Or, I should say, Joan Benoit Samuelson and her stellar staff can sure put on one of the premier 10Ks in the world. Held in Cape Elizabeth every August for the past 13 years, the TDBank Beach to Beacon event hosts 6,000 runners and gets better every year. […]

  • Published
    August 12, 2010
    Tom Brady, James Sanders, Ron Gronkowski

    More letters to the editor, Aug. 12, 2010Tom Brady shows his greatness

    Normally I wouldn’t comment on things like this, but after watching New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady’s interview about why he’s in camp even while his contract is being negotiated, I was compelled to write. Every professional athlete, regardless of the sport, can take a lesson from this man. His dedication to the sport is […]

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