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  • Published
    May 27, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Right bears brunt of blame at state and federal levels

    Alan Caron’s May 22 column about “fiscal moderates” is a load of hooey (“Politically, fiscal moderates are becoming the new homeless”). He has a notion rattling around in his head that both the left and the right are equally severe in their economic policy, but only one side has recently taken extremism to a whole […]

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    May 27, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Even racial slurs deserve constitutional protection

    Re: “N.H. police commissioner resigns in wake of Obama slur” (May 20): Although I cannot condone the actions of Robert Copeland of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, who used the “n” word to refer to an elected government official, I will applaud him for standing up for his First Amendment rights. He still believes in the Constitution! […]

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    May 27, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Only LePage has record of private, public achievement

    Who is Eliot Cutler and why does he want to be my governor? To be honest, I had never heard of him prior to the 2010 election and after the results were known, I didn’t hear from or about him again. Now that we are on the verge of the next election for governor, he […]

  • Published
    May 26, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Numbers tell the story that Democrats ignore

    The April unemployment rate for Maine was 5.7 percent. It was over 8 percent when Gov. LePage took office. The April unemployment rate for New England was 6.1 percent and the national rate was 6.3 percent. It never ceases to amaze me how Democrats are impervious to empirical evidence. Walter Eno Scarborough

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    May 26, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Breen the right choice for District 25 Democrats

    Transportation and other infrastructure investment is key to Maine businesses’ ability to compete internationally in the 21st-century economy. Cathy Breen, Democratic primary candidate in District 25, understands this, making her the right choice on June 10. Deep water ports, railroads, high speed Internet, renewable energy, public/mass transportation, bridges and, yes, roads, are crucial to Maine […]

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    May 26, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Incumbent Sheriff Joyce has earned another term

    My name is Michael Wood. I reside in Scarborough and will be voting to re-elect Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce in the June 10 Democratic primary election. I ask that you consider Sheriff Joyce as your choice as well. He has over 28 years experience at the sheriff’s office, serving in nearly every capacity including […]

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    May 26, 2014

    Letter to the editor: It’s tough to live frugally with high property taxes

    I read, with great interest, a recent letter to the “Voice of the People” regarding the difficulty seniors are having with paying their Portland property taxes. I’d like to add my comments. I am 70 years old. I have had a cottage on Peaks Island for the past 30 years. It is very small, but […]

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    May 26, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Meat substitutes ideal for grilling

    Folks ready to fire up their outdoor grill on Memorial Day face a deadly choice of inflicting food poisoning or cancer on family and friends: food poisoning by E. coli and salmonella bacteria, if they undercook the meat; cancer, if they heat meat to the point of creating cancer-causing compounds. Luckily, a bunch of enterprising […]

  • Published
    May 25, 2014

    Letter to the editor: LePage: Skillful politician, but an ineffective governor

    Mary Ann Larson of New Gloucester hit the nail on the head with her guest editorial, “Another View: LePage’s skills as a live speaker don’t make him an effective leader” (May 18). I wholeheartedly agree with her! And I’ll wager that there are many other Mainers out there who do, too. It’s time for us […]

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    May 25, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Let’s take care of those already in this world

    Arlaina Ryder brings up an interesting point (“Letter to the editor: Woman’s abortion defense makes opposition’s point,” May 13). The issue of when life begins is one for the ages. Though some think and believe they have the answers, others don’t. Some are equally interested and adamant about our ability to ensure safe passage to […]