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    December 26, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 26, 2010Tacking two ways on wind

    Regarding your recent article: “Wind power generating opportunity, criticism in Maine,” there are several points I would like to mention. To be clear, there is no widespread “criticism” for wind energy in Maine. Whether considering a microcosm like the town of Vinalhaven or statewide opinions, the criticism comes from a extremely small yet vocal minority […]

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    December 25, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 25, 2010Feature story lacked balance, weight

    As a journalism student and staff writer at the Kennebunk High School newspaper, I found myself disturbed and alarmed by Beth Quimby’s article, “Clawing her way to new heights” in the Dec. 12 edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram. I felt it was written in a way that showed a great deal of advocacy for […]

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    December 25, 2010

    More letters to the editor, Dec. 25, 2010Shedding light on two holiday traditions

    After I saw your article on “Pandora’s Lights,” my husband and I decided to drive the 150 miles each way to Portland to see them for ourselves. We are so glad we did! They are wonderful — happy, surprising and beautifully executed. Kudos to Jan Beitzer for supporting and encouraging such a creative installation. Thank […]

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    December 24, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 24, 2010Verrill Dana case has gone on too long

    David Warren, the former managing partner of the Verrill Dana law firm is a neighbor of mine, a friend and, in my opinion, a thoughtful and honest man. Verrill Dana has represented me regarding patent and business issues, and I have found all of my contacts at the firm to be honest, intelligent, ethical people. […]

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    December 23, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 23, 2010: Vote on tax cut wise or foolish?

    U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree should be thanked for voting against tax cuts for the super-rich. The gap between rich and poor is increasing, when for the nation’s financial stability it should be shrinking. Taxes of the billionaires should be increased, not cut. Charles Huntington Harpswell  On your Dec. 17 opinion page, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree […]

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    December 23, 2010

    More letters to the editor, Dec. 23, 2010: Feral felines need fixing, not killing

    It is sad and almost embarrassing that a university would recommend such an extreme and inhumane measure as the wholesale killing of feral cat colonies (Dec. 1, “Nature study calls for killing feral cats”). For one thing, not all feral cats are a problem. They become a problem when colonies grow, which happens when their […]

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    December 22, 2010

    Letters to the Editor, Dec. 22: A big step forward for child nutrition

    Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins and Reps. Chellie Pingree and Mike Michaud deserve a public thank-you for supporting recent legislation to renew and strengthen child nutrition programs. The law upgrades federal school nutrition standards for the first time in 16 years and provides assistance to schools to teach children and their families about better […]

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    December 21, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 21: McKinney a boon to law enforcement

    Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith claims that MDEA Director Roy McKinney runs a rogue agency. I have been a Portland police officer for nearly 24 years. Nearly half of my police career I was assigned to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, either as an investigative agent or as a task force supervisor. The MDEA is […]

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    December 20, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 20, 2010Don’t join anti-ObamaCare lawsuit

    I have been reading with dismay the newspaper articles reporting that the incoming attorney general of Maine and the governor-elect are planning to join a lawsuit in Florida challenging the federal Affordable Care Act. It should be noted that these two men, who have (or will have) jobs that provide for comprehensive employer-provided health insurance […]

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    December 19, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 19, 2010Fiscal folly harms workers

    When the debate is over Social Security, tax cuts, etc., can anyone truly answer why the words for labor unions and entitlement programs have become one, as in “union entitlements”? The failure to separate the words by some politicians and lately even in the media is disturbing. When did labor unions’ benefits become synonymous with […]

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