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    August 13, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 13, 2011Cars vs. bicycles: What’s safe, what’s not?

    In response to the letter, “Has to be a better way to keep roads safe for bikes,” on Aug. 6, I completely agree with the author’s desire for greater enforcement. However, I suggest that perhaps that enforcement should be targeted equally (if not more) toward the bicyclists themselves. Every day I see bicyclists who ride […]

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    August 13, 2011

    More letters to the editor, Aug. 13, 2011How has Washington performed? Not well

    In her front page interview in the Press Herald on Aug. 6, Sen. Olympia Snowe sounded more like an observer than a participant in Congress. She noted the large news coverage, and the narrow views of some of her colleagues which contributed to the lack of legislative accomplishment so badly needed. She was not asked […]

  • Published
    August 12, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 12. 2011Many reasons to send kids to camps

    Leslie Bridgers’ story about Maine camps (“Camps feel pressure to retain enrollments,” June 24) related comments from one mother whose friends don’t understand why she would send her daughter away to camp for seven weeks when many nonresidential daytime sports camps are closer, shorter and cheaper. Here is why my family has sent our daughter […]

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    August 11, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 11, 2011

    Council should extend petition limit

  • Published
    August 11, 2011

    More letters to the editor, Aug. 11, 2011

    Bad news: No Wiscasset bypass

  • Published
    August 10, 2011
    Edward McCarthy, William McInerney

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 10, 2011Economy, entitlements are not playthings

    “A terrible jobs number tomorrow is now assumed, and a good one will be considered either incorrect or flat-out fraudulent,” said investment guru Jeff Macke. This statement sums up the real issue with our economy. No matter what the politicians say or the figures they announce, “We the People” now realize how incompetent the whole […]

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    August 9, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 9, 2011Libraries build book-loving community

    Responding to Matt Smith’s letter to the editor (“Borders was a place for book-loving community,” July 26), I would like to remind readers that while Borders held an esteemed position as “a location for many to relax, meet up with friends, attend a family event, meet authors … and – yes – find great books,” […]

  • Published
    August 7, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 7, 2011Environmental threats abound

    Recently, my wife and I returned to Maine from a vacation to South Dakota and North Dakota and the Midwest. We stopped at Cuyahoga Valley National Park south of Cleveland, Ohio, and were treated to a dramatic view of how the Clean Water Act and national standards have benefited our American landscape: a great blue […]

  • Published
    August 6, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 6, 2011Column widens gap between rich, poor

    Isn’t it interesting that a senior research fellow at the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation is questioning the definition of poverty in this country (“U.S. has a poor definition of poverty,” Press Herald, July 25). The author claims that “the main dietary problem faced by poor Americans is eating too much, not too little.” How can he […]

  • Published
    August 6, 2011

    More letters to the editor, Aug. 6, 2011Enemy may be us, but Congress gets bulk of the blame

    Once they have fully sorted out the present debacle, I hope our elected representatives will have the courage to ask us to take ownership of our part in preventing future financial messes. We — individuals, companies, communities, everyone — need to be reminded that each time we ask for something from our government, we must […]

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