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    September 9, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 9, 2010Litter mars Maine – and its image

    “Maine, the way life should be.” Not really! Although our air may be deemed cleaner, the landscape that lines our roads has become an ashtray and dumping grounds for unwanted litter. For some unknown reason, people throw away garbage, cigarettes and anything else unwanted out of their car windows. I find this occurs primarily during […]

  • Published
    September 8, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 8, 2010Should courts control marriage?

    Bishop Richard Malone’s point man on the same-sex marriage issue, Marc Mutty, may dismiss U.S. Chief District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s declaration that California’s Proposition 8 is doubly unconstitutional by looking to the U.S. Supreme Court. But Walker laid down markers that should give the proposition’s supporters and the Supreme Court pause. In Malone’s determination […]

  • Published
    September 6, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 6, 2010New START a vital treaty

    Within our lifetimes there may never be an issue as crucially deserving of bipartisan support as Senate ratification of the New START treaty limiting nuclear weapons. Many top diplomats and military leaders including former Secretary of Defense William Cohen and former Secretary of State Colin Powell strongly support this joint U.S.-Russian effort to pull the […]

  • Published
    September 5, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 5, 2010Oxford casino a good deal

    The editorial titled, “Hollywood Slots revenue could be better used” (Aug. 22), was absolutely correct in saying, “Maine’s top priority should be developing good jobs.” Question 1, on the November ballot, will allow a four-season resort casino in here in western Maine. voting “yes,” voters have the opportunity to bring thousands of good-paying jobs to […]

  • Published
    September 4, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 4, 2010Portland’s policies panned, praised

    There is need to debate the ongoing friction between the city of Portland and its skateboarding populace. The city of Portland’s general view seems to be that skaters in their entirety are immature, soliciting, unemployed vandals. This, my friends, is far from the actual case. As a skateboarding young man, I have witnessed firsthand the […]

  • Published
    September 4, 2010

    More letters to the editor, Sept. 4, 2010Ocean best place for wind turbines

    Jonathan Carter, in his Maine Voices column Aug. 9 (“Mountaintop wind farms not good for the ecology”), seems to think mountaintop wind farms are a bad idea for Maine. I tend to agree with him. Whether they are more bad than the bad idea of continuing to burn fossil fuels to make electricity is at […]

  • Published
    September 3, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Sept. 3, 2010Two votes for Maine, two for N.H.

    Ask anyone — an economist, a businesswoman or the proverbial man on the street — and they’ll tell you: There is a whole variety of factors that go into determining how well off a given state may be. Education levels, labor productivity, transportation infrastructure, the availability of natural resources, and, yes, proximity to centers of […]

  • Published
    September 2, 2010
    Glenn Beck

    Letters to the Editor

    I ask cartoonist Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News whether she removed her blinders long enough to watch the Aug. 28 Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial on C-Span. If the answer is yes, is she prepared to apologize for the baseless, cynical cartoon the Press Herald ran the day of the rally? […]

  • 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 […]

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