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  • Published
    July 6, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Poll on governor’s race had good news for Cutler

    The real story in the June 22 Sunday Telegram front-page gubernatorial poll results (“Unsure voters put LePage, Michaud in dead heat”) was back on Page A9 in response to the question “How certain are you?” Only 34 percent of poll respondents said they are “definitely decided,” with 18 percent leaning toward someone, and a full […]

  • Published
    July 5, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Work on ‘Unsettled’ series a shining moment for Press Herald

    If I am not the first, let me add my vote in support for your commitment to journalism as expressed in your series, “Unsettled: Triumph and tragedy in Maine’s Indian country.” I think it was either Molly Ivins or Jim Hightower who made the statement, “The only things in the middle of the road are […]

  • Published
    July 5, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Lawmakers need to address pedestrian safety for seniors

    The matter of pedestrian safety usually takes a back seat to other public policy issues, but AARP finds that it is a matter of great concern for older adults in Maine. It’s no wonder older Mainers are concerned with their safety out on the roads. People age 65 and older make up 15 percent of […]

  • Published
    July 5, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Put more focus on educating the young in poorer nations

    I am grateful to be able to write this letter to you concerning the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria and the wars that continue throughout many developing nations. As a native of Sudan, I have read and will continue to read articles about these problems and the effects they have had on the children in […]

  • Published
    July 5, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Shenna Bellows well-suited for serving Maine in Senate

    I’ll try to make this letter to the editor Kesich-brief. Shenna Bellows, the Democratic candidate for U.S. senator, represents the kind of candidate who is most closely attuned to the interests and needs of Maine citizens. She comes from working-class roots in the heart of the state, has led an organization dedicated to human rights […]

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  • Published
    July 5, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Paper’s liberal bent shows in story play

    I read the Portland Press Herald from cover to cover daily, and will continue to do so. I’m politically moderate, supporting health and religious choice, the right to bear arms, and the environment without jeopardizing our economy and welfare reform. Sometimes, the PPH makes my blood boil. On June 27, buried against the crease on […]

  • Published
    July 4, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Time for U.S. to let other nations fight their own battles

    As a veteran of two wars, may I remind your readers that another of our revered holidays is not just a three-day weekend. On July 4, 1776, representatives assembled and declared the 13 colonies to be “the United States of America.” This important declaration of freedom from the British empire was signed by members and […]

  • Published
    July 4, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Act now to protect our kids by reducing energy consumption

    I wholeheartedly agree with one-half of M.D. Harmon’s statements in his June 20 commentary on global warming (“Media won’t tell you, so here are reasons to doubt global warming”). Unfortunately, the half on which we agree – the unwieldy cost to the world’s economy and the inadequacy of the current proposals to slow global warming […]

  • Published
    July 4, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Rain garden a great way to stem pollution from runoff

    A combined sewer-stormwater overflow – caused when a sewer pipe connected to a stormwater pipe can’t handle the volume of water, sending raw sewage into our water bodies – is one runoff problem that can be fixed. By installing a rain garden, you could prevent human waste from entering our bodies of water. Here are […]

  • Published
    July 4, 2014

    Letter to the editor: To celebrate independence, try to be an informed voter

    For Independence Day, honor our democracy by preparing for this year’s election. Then, ask your family and friends if they are registered to vote at their current addresses. This year, the League of Women Voters is committed to registering Maine residents to vote and providing the information they need to cast their votes wisely. On […]