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    October 20, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 20, 2010Make Maine a science superstar

    I am writing to comment on the Maine Voices column by Don Perkins of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (“Maine can lead in science literacy,” Oct. 10). Having received a tour of the GMRI’s “lab” last spring, I thought Don’s view was on the mark. Seeing children learning in such an exciting environment is […]

  • Published
    October 19, 2010
    Jeff Wallin

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 19, 2010Don’t fight over joblessness, end it

    The breakdown of the latest unemployment numbers printed Oct. 9 was quite interesting. Two things jumped out at me, the first was the rate by education: Those with a college degree enjoy a rate of under 5 percent, while those with no high school diploma suffered more than 15 percent unemployment. This is a definite […]

  • Published
    October 18, 2010

    Letters to the Editor: Law firm, city on track for progress

    The suggestion in the Oct. 11 front page article (“E-mails paint conflict on the waterfront”) that the renovation of the old Cold Storage Warehouse will be a win-win deal for all parties involved is right on the mark. Through its lease, Pierce Atwood is essentially funding the renovation of a 100-plus-year-old warehouse into brand new […]

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    October 17, 2010

    Letters to the editor: Canadians smarter than we are

    The Sunday column about Canadian skepticism about regionalized school districts was a long time coming (“Canada tried consolidation: It didn’t work,” Oct. 3). Regionalized school districts never have worked, even when they were little and called school administrative districts, a device to shift education costs away from the state and benefit poor communities at the […]

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    October 16, 2010

    More letters to the editor: Readers give reasons for picking a governor

    Hey, the state of Maine needs jobs! Well, we have right in our midst a young and capable man who has demonstrated that he knows how to generate them. Just read his qualifications in the Oct. 3 Maine Sunday Telegram on the front page. He is Shawn Moody. Shawn is a man of positive focus […]

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    October 15, 2010

    Letters to the Editor: South Portland High needs fixing

    I encourage all South Portland residents to vote in favor of the high school bond on Nov. 2. This critical issue is at the forefront with good reason — never has so much rested on one vote. Please vote “yes.” The high school is at risk of losing its accreditation and the city cannot delay […]

  • Published
    October 14, 2010

    More Letters to the Editor: Contest for Blaine House continues to be controversial

    As one who has worked in sales in Maine for the past 30 years, I have seen many prosperous businesses that have been moved to other states because Maine is so anti-business. These businesses — both large and small — are being forced to pay high taxes and to abide by a ridiculous number of regulations. […]

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    October 14, 2010

    Letters to the Editor: Father thanked for ‘beautiful column’

    I want to thank David Parker, from the bottom of my heart, for such a beautiful column regarding his mentally ill son (“Father of man who set himself on fire tells family’s story,” Oct. 8). The demands of mental illness are exhausting and endless. All family members struggle and are affected when mental illness is […]

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    October 13, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 13, 2010Young girl’s plight a lesson for all

    Cadence Norris, a 5-year-old girl, was dropped off by her school bus driver Sept. 29 and left alone and scared, without her mother at home. She started to walk 1½ miles along a busy street to get to her aunt’s house but was picked up by friends. What other option did she have but to […]

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    October 12, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Oct. 12, 2010Praise and potshots for Pingree

    The Republicans must be pretty desperate to attack Chellie Pingree on ethics. There are many things that make Chellie a great representative of the state, but I think being ethical tops the list. She also works incredibly hard to make sure people without big incomes have what we should all have – access to affordable […]

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