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    April 12, 2010

    More letters to the editor, April 15, 2010Topless marchers should know men are going to look

    As a proud feminist who respects Ms. Ty McDowell’s right to demonstrate topless, I don’t understand her shock that men would ogle these women. Unfortunately, we live in a society of “girls gone wild,” where young women in particular are suffering from an epidemic of eating disorders, teen pregnancy and sexual assault. Mothers who breast-feed […]

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    April 11, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 11, 2010Paid sick days bill made ‘cents’

    I am writing to express my disappointment in the failure  of the Legislature to pass L.D. 1665, An Act to Prevent the Spread of H1N1, a bill sponsored by Senate President Libby Mitchell. It is my understanding that three attempts have been made to pass legislation to ensure paid sick days for Maine’s hard-working citizens. […]

  • Published
    April 10, 2010

    More letters to the editor, April 10, 2010Most on welfare don’t fit image drawn in stereotype

    This letter is in reference to Charles A. McDonald’s letter regarding welfare recipients (“Welfare, illegal aliens take funds, jobs from Americans,” March 27). Mr. McDonald writes, “One would have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to notice the lifestyles of many welfare recipients. Late-model cars, cell phones, brand-name clothing, personalized license plates, the best […]

  • Published
    April 10, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 10, 2010Did Casco censure or censor e-mail?

    So Selectwoman Barbara York forwarded an offensive e-mail. Then Casco’s selectmen censured her for her bad taste and poor judgment in forwarding – not creating, mind you, not endorsing, not embellishing, but forwarding – the offensive e-mail. Obviously a story deserving of several days of front-page coverage. I can certainly see why the paper’s circulation […]

  • Published
    April 9, 2010

    Letters to the Editor, April 9, 2010Constitution allows for disagreement

    Constitution allows for disagreement In response to Russell Warnberg’s letter of April 3, I would advise him to take a closer look at the “history” he has been “teaching” for 40 years. The framers of our Constitution, as any serious student of history knows, were pretty well divided among those who felt our fledgling nation […]

  • Published
    April 8, 2010

    Letters to the Editor, April 8, 2010Topless stroll uncovers mixed reaction

    Topless women marching through the streets of Portland? Gals, how can you do such an embarrassing, humiliating, undignified thing and still expect to be loved by a great guy and respected by him and others? Whatever has happened to common decency, dignity and decorum? The fact that a man can get by with going topless […]

  • Published
    April 8, 2010

    Letters to the Editor, April 8, 2010Presidential visit, health plan satisfy some, not others

    O.O.P.S! As in Obama Owes Portland Supporters (an explanation)! My family was among the hundreds of supporters shut out of the assembly with President Obama April 1, after seven hours of waiting in line (Wednesday in the rain to get tickets, and Thursday in the sun, tickets in hand). Why were we treated so inconsiderately? […]

  • Published
    April 7, 2010

    Letters to the editorGOP falls far short on health care

    I applaud Sen. Olympia Snowe’s mantra, “It should be jobs, jobs, jobs,” as revealed in the recent editorial board interview with her. I acknowledge her criticism of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., regarding the process that excluded her from the final development of the health care bill. There […]

  • Published
    April 6, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 6, 2010Politics part of ‘monkey e-mail’ story

    Kudos to Bill Nemitz on his column March 31 about the furor over a racially derogatory e-mail sent by Casco Selectwoman Barbara York, and his expose of the local political dispute that may lie behind it. He has once again offered a thoughtful analysis of how language has been twisted to add heat to a […]

  • Published
    April 4, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 4, 2010Lawmaker voted against own bill

    I would like to clarify part of an article by Ethan Wilensky-Lanford titled “Lawmakers approve saltwater license” (March 27). The writer stated that Sen. David Trahan, R-Waldoboro, had sponsored the bill that was approved by the House and Senate. I would like to clarify that Sen. Trahan indeed initially sponsored LD 1432, but it was […]

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