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    February 13, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 13, 2012Towns should weigh dams’ preservation

    Recent grants to study Yarmouth’s dams have been slanted toward dam removal because that’s what the funding sources want to have happen. At the Town Council’s January meeting, two councilors were of the opinion that there ought to be a more balanced exploration of options regarding the dams, and that we should consider not just […]

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    February 12, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 12, 2012Cartoon offensive to seniors

    Today’s Maine Sunday Telegram editorial page (Feb. 5) exhibited the best and worst your paper has to offer. “Bombings imprint like shadows — forever” was a compelling account from one of our senior residents who grew up during World War II in Germany, close enough to Dresden to see the glow of the firestorm ignited […]

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    February 11, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 11, 2012Coyote policy’s impact stirs debate

    The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issued the following statements in its 2001 report, “Feasibility Statements for Eastern Coyote Goals and Objectives”: “By continuing the coyote control program, the public may perceive the Department implicitly believes the control program has a strong biological basis, when in fact, the biological benefits of coyote control […]

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    February 10, 2012
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    Letters to the editor, Feb. 10, 2012Romney’s jobs record reveals failure

    As Saturday’s Republican caucuses approach, I think it’s important that Mainers know where Mitt Romney, the Republican front-runner, stands on the issues important to them. Mitt Romney has made it clear he wants to return to the failed policies of the past that almost brought our nation crashing into a second Great Depression. Romney says […]

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    February 9, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 9, 2012Nation must separate money, politics

    I was glad to read that Congress is attempting to improve its atrocious public approval ratings. Tightening up insider trading rules will help. The real source of the disapproval goes deeper than that, however. People recognize that members of Congress no longer reflect the views of their constituents. Instead, the votes they cast are based […]

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    February 8, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 8, 2012Criticism brewing over Shipyard bill

    Enough is enough. As a Portland taxpayer and homeowner on Munjoy Hill (22-plus years), I am tired of the ribbing I get from family members and co-workers of the antics of City Hall and the way they do business. The straw that broke my silence was the latest Portland Press Herald report on the failure […]

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    February 7, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 7, 2012Maine peaches have delicious past

    Thanks so much for the fine article by Dennis Hoey, “Do I dare to plant a peach?” in the Jan. 29 Maine Sunday Telegram. As a weekend orchardist and gardener, I have certainly experienced changes in the climate since 1978, when I moved to Maine from Virginia. Last frosts in the spring come much earlier […]

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    February 6, 2012

    Letters to the editor:Tidal energy better bet than wind farms

    After reading the article “Professor: Wind projects could boost Maine’s economy” in the Jan. 23 Portland Press Herald, I do not understand why the University of Maine has not devoted more time and money from grants to further developing tidal power as an energy source. The university has spent a tremendous amount of effort to […]

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    February 4, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 4, 2012How to prevent ‘wrong-way’ crashes

    I believe the only real solution to “wrong-way” accidents is the use of so-called Jersey barriers. We might all agree they are ugly, but if we truly want to stop these deadly mishaps, they’re the way to go. One bad Interstate 95 (Maine Turnpike) exit is at the Auburn location where a lady died a […]

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    February 3, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 5, 2012Rejecting pipeline a mistake

    I am utterly disappointment in the actions of our president on the Keystone Pipeline project. He has just parlayed a strengthening of the U.S.-Canadian relationship, economic and energy independence, and North American jobs and security for a woefully unacceptable alternative of environmentalist votes. Newt Gingrich called it “stupid,” and he’s spot on. We’re not talking […]

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