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    May 27, 2011

    Letters to the editor, May 27, 2011Photo makes a reader’s day

    What a joy it was to see the front-page picture in Saturday’s Press Herald of Cassie Guy and Katelyn Roberts reacting to a horseshoe crab’s unexpected movement. Their inquisitive nature, a delightful childhood trait, was obviously interrupted by the simple motion of the crab’s tail, as revealed by their incredulous expressions. The innocence of childhood […]

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    May 26, 2011

    Letters to the editor, May 26, 2011:High prices hammer on Mainers

    Reading the headlines and editorials in The Portland Press Herald brings to mind issues which have remained unresolved for decades. The one which I wish to contend with presently is fuel prices. I’ve listen to all the excuses that I could possible stand for the gouging which is presently being done to the American people. […]

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    May 26, 2011

    More letters to the editor, May 26, 2011: Health insurance changes debated

    L.D. 1333 is a disaster. The new health insurance law will cause premiums to go up, divide public and private workers and allow health insurance companies to bypass Maine law. Section B-6 of the law exempts state employees from the $4 monthly tax. The Legislature and its members have passed a law exempting it from […]

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    May 25, 2011
    Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, George Mitchell

    Letters to the Editor, May 25, 2011Mitchell a great man with a hard job

    I have no doubt that George Mitchell is a great man; a brilliant diplomat, a stalwart patriot and a phenomenal role model for young Mainers. The Press Herald’s response to his resignation, though well-intended, detracts from his achievements. That George Mitchell is an intelligent man prompts me to believe his resignation is a wake-up call: […]

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    May 24, 2011

    Letters to the editor, May 24, 2011Different views on new voting method

    Thank you for your article on the ranked-choice voting system that will be used for Portland’s first mayoral election (“Ranked-choice balloting wild card in mayor’s race,” May 19). RCV does present an opportunity to improve how our political campaigns and elections are conducted. Voter education on RCV is important so that voters can best use […]

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    May 23, 2011

    Letters to the editor, May 23, 2011Fix Medicare: Apply it to Congress

    Dr. Donald Palissamo, the former president of the American Medical Association, suggested that the way to resolve the debates over Medicare would be to require that all members of Congress and their families depend upon Medicare themselves. Congress has exempted itself in order to enjoy a Rolls-Royce medical plan paid for by the rest of […]

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    May 22, 2011

    Letters to the editor, May 22, 2011Local Muslims thank supporters

    The Muslim Community of Portland would like to express gratitude to those who stood up against the hate crime that occurred at the Maine Muslim Community Center on May 2. It’s extremely reassuring that the state of Maine is united against this hateful act. We appreciate the quick response and support of the city of […]

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    May 21, 2011

    Letters to the editor, May 21, 2011GOP race shows politics at its worst

    Politics has become increasingly nasty over the years. Despite national trends, I’ve always believed that mudslinging has no place in Maine. But recently, Maine Republican Senate candidate Scott D’Amboise failed to set himself to a higher standard. D’Amboise launched an ugly attack on Maine’s senior senator. If D’Amboise believes his actions are going to win […]

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    May 21, 2011

    More letters to the editor, May 21, 2011Prom party surprised by generosity

    It was the night of my senior prom at Greely High School in Cumberland. Seventeen of us went to a great restaurant in the Old Port for dinner. Because it was prom, no one was worried about the cost of the meal. After our appetizers, some of us ordered seafood and some ordered steak. When […]

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    May 20, 2011

    Letters to the editor, May 20, 2011Don’t cut MPBN funds from budget

    Gov. LePage and his Republican legislative supporters (I don’t believe that includes all Republicans) are trying to cripple and silence a pre-eminent voice of reasoned and impartial broadcast journalism for the people of Maine. They propose to eliminate state funding for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. MPBN radio and television are a vital and irreplaceable […]

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