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  • Published
    September 2, 2010

    More Letters to the Editor: Weighing in on governor’s race

    Some people are concerned that Paul LePage will cut needed programs. At least those people admit that LePage is not going to spend more than we can afford. Let’s look at what Paul has done with Mardens. Just recently Mardens opened a new store — in a down economy! They must have been in pretty […]

  • Published
    September 1, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 1, 2010ACT test score rise meaningless

    You report (“Maine’s ACT scores up slightly as test takers top national averages,” Aug. 18) that students in Maine who took the ACT exam scored higher on average on all exams than the national average. Maine’s scores have also increased each year since 2006. Although such results appear positive, it is likely they are also […]

  • Published
    August 31, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 31, 2010Leaders needed on parking, waterfront

    There were two items in Aug. 19 newspaper that were unrelated, but together they’re blood relatives: Tom Bell’s news story, “So little demand, yet so much parking” and John Golen’s letter to the editor, “Waterfront issues bungled by city.” If our City Council can’t relate these issues they deserve the negative criticism they’ve garnered. This […]

  • Published
    August 30, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 30, 2010

    Crime in Portland not matter of color Social psychologists, who have used objective scientific methods of study, have found for years that the reason for this prevalence is because drug dealers and gangs know that there are more people to prey on in these environments. People who have low socioeconomic status are more desperate and […]

  • Published
    August 29, 2010

    Letters to the editor:State misled on mill analysis

    Scribner’s Mill would like to thank Beth Quimby for her fair and unbiased article in the Maine Sunday Telegram (“Dam plan up against landlocked salmon,” Aug. 1). One issue which was not mentioned in the article was the state Inland Fisheries and Wildlife agency’s comments on our first application. It contained false information, misleading statements, […]

  • Published
    August 28, 2010

    More letters to the editor:Candidates for governor get bouquets and brickbats

    In an Aug. 13 Maine Voices column, former Maine GOP vice chairman Scott Kauffman states, “What Maine needs is a strong economy.” He goes on to write, “As Senate president, Libby (Mitchell) got things done that helped create jobs.” Since no examples of her success were provided, and since success is relative, let’s compare Maine […]

  • Published
    August 28, 2010

    Letters to the editor:Is civil marriage a right?

    I was struck by the irony of the Aug. 3 Portland Press Herald side-by-side commentary columns regarding Chelsea Clinton’s marriage and Kathleen Parker’s “small-town values” reflections where she called her neighbors Jack and Craig, together for 25 years, the “most stabilizing presence” in her life. Jack and Craig are thoroughly human to her. And they […]

  • Published
    August 27, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 27, 2010Visitors like Maine the way it is

    My first name is Guy, but think of me as the $25 million man. This estimated number is less than the total dollars generated by Portland visitors each year. But keep in mind that your first-time visitors come back again and again. I live in Niagara Falls, N.Y., a community that waits for the world […]

  • Published
    August 26, 2010

    More letters to the editor, Aug. 26, 2010:Controversy over New York mosque continues

    I was recently reading “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” The book’s stories are meant to inspire and motivate not only the reader but to inspire those people the reader comes in contact with. One inspiration I came away with was, “Can I inspire someone today?” I decided that today I would write this letter. Many […]

  • Published
    August 26, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 26, 2010:Homeowners stabbed in back by state

    As a Maine retiree, I want to thank our governor and legislators for reducing the homestead exemption from $13,000 to $10,000. Because of the decrease in the exemption, our new property tax bill increased by almost $200, but since they didn’t raise the state income tax or sales tax, they made me feel a lot […]

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