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    August 5, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 5, 2011:The upsides of preserving Hacker’s Hill

    I am writing in support of the efforts by Loon Echo Land Trust to purchase and preserve Hacker’s Hill in Casco. My interest in the project is twofold. I grew up on Quaker Ridge Road and often went with my family to the hill for the view, as well as for events such as viewing […]

  • Published
    August 4, 2011
    Charles Webster

    More letters to the editor, Aug. 4, 2011:GOP’s Webster attracts ire of some voters

    The press conference conducted July 25 by the chairman of the Maine Republican Party regarding alleged “voting fraud” was astonishing. I do not know whether Charlie Webster simply does not understand our voting laws or just wants to win elections any way he can, but nearly everything he said was wrong. The bulk of his […]

  • Published
    August 3, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 3, 2011Let sun meet burgeoning power needs

    One recent Friday, when temperatures were hitting 100 degrees in Portland, I saw a sign in the front door of Target that said the lighting and air conditioning levels had been reduced in response to peaking loads on the electric grid. My first thought was, “Wow, Target cares?” My second thought was, “There’s that ‘peak […]

  • Published
    August 2, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 2, 2011Same-day voter ban hobbles democracy

    David Knudsen’s Another View published July 18 (“It’s hard to see a need for same-day voter registration”) flat-out made my jaw drop. He appears to be of the view that some citizens are better than others, based on the speed at which they register to vote. If you’re bringing up the rear, you don’t get […]

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    July 31, 2011

    Letters to the editor, July 31, 2011Turbines – noise, view … and fire?

    I recently attend a Board of Environmental Protection public hearing in Augusta concerning a proposal to increase the noise restrictions emitted from industrial wind turbines. The purpose of the proposal was to protect nearby landowners from excessive noise and negate potential health problems from projects planned in close proximity of residences. Once the lawyers and […]

  • Published
    July 30, 2011

    More letters to the editor, July 30, 2011Hot dog? Keep those canines cool

    Now that the hot weather has finally arrived, it is time to remind dog guardians to take precautions to ensure their dog’s safety from the heat and humidity. This is especially true when it comes to leaving a dog in a parked car. A dog left in a car on a warm day can collapse […]

  • Published
    July 30, 2011
    Barack Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Cantor, Richard Durbin, Steny Hoyer

    Letters to the editor, July 30, 2011Congress, president under fire for irresolution on debt

    For many years our politicians have been irresponsible with our tax monies. Today, our politicians all say they are acting in our best interests when they spend our money. Their record, however, tells a different story. Both Democrats and Republicans are putting forth spending plans far above the amounts the government is collecting. Even if […]

  • Published
    July 29, 2011
    Barack Obama

    Letters to the editor, July 29, 2011Debt limit debate goes through roof

    The discussion surrounding the debt ceiling deal continues to employ the language of crisis though none exists (“Obama and Boehner close in on debt deal,” July 22). For decades, the debt ceiling has been lifted with little debate when needed. The debt ceiling has no direct connection to tax policy, yet Congress is conflating the […]

  • Published
    July 28, 2011

    Letters to the editor, July 28, 2011Hatred of Israel is fault of its enemies

    Upon reading letter writer Letitia Ufford’s anti-Israel diatribe in the July 20 paper (“Hatred of Israel created by that nation’s own acts”), I ask her one thing: Are you serious? I challenge her to show once where Israel has secured the destruction of Iraq and threatened the destruction of Iran and Lebanon. There’s a huge […]

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    July 28, 2011

    More letters to the editor, July 28, 2011Why not let us dedicate our taxes?

    I propose people be allowed to voluntarily say where their taxes will go. Those of us who really want to see debt reduction will be free to put our money where our mouth is. The IRS could set up a link on its website and assign a few folks to deposit any checks coming in […]

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