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  • Published
    March 30, 2010

    Letters to the editor, March 30, 2010No wind power near Bigelow, please

    In June 1976, the voters of Maine made the extremely wise decision to protect and preserve the natural treasure that is the Bigelow Mountain Range, located in both Franklin and Somerset counties. At that time, this incredible area was threatened by a development plan that would have transformed it into an “Aspen of the East” […]

  • Published
    March 29, 2010

    Letters to the editor: March 29, 2010

    Plan for Maine train: Pain or plain? Much has been made of the $30 million coming to Maine to provide passenger rail service from Portland to Brunswick. Politicians and civic leaders are grabbing the microphone from each other to extol the benefits of slow rail, a third-world infrastructure. I could understand if the train were […]

  • Published
    March 28, 2010

    Letters to the editor: March 28, 2010

    Strippers don’t belong in paper Soft porn, as described by Wikipedia, “is a form of filmic or photographic pornography or erotica that is less sexually explicit than hard-core pornography.” That is what not-so-tastefully graced the front page of the Maine Sunday Telegram on March 14. Is this a family publication or a prelude to Hustler […]

  • Published
    March 27, 2010

    More Letters to the Editor: March 27, 2010

    Health care: Some see golden dawn, others red ink Finally, we have a real health care system, not an “illness care” system. We will promote health and prevent illness and lower the cost of health care. We will prevent the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in our country. How can anyone object to this health […]

  • Published
    March 27, 2010

    Letters to the editor: March 27, 2010

    Right-wing comments inflammatory An Associated Press article in the Press Herald asks, “Has political discourse reached an all-time low?” I propose the general answer is no, but the conservative right has. Unfortunately, many on the right are getting their information from those who benefit most from instilling panic and fear. Talk-radio hosts and their wannabes […]

  • Published
    March 26, 2010

    Letters to the editor: March 26, 2010

    Stories on Israel flawed from any angle After many years of hearing and reading about a bias against Israel in the mainstream media, I thought I’d see how my hometown newspaper stacks up against this charge. With Israel in the news of late due to the tension between the Obama administration and the Israeli government […]

  • Published
    March 25, 2010

    Letters to the Editor: March 25, 2010

    People approved of pot dispensaries, let’s have them   As a person who requires medicinal marijuana in order to live a productive life, I am completely outraged with the government here in Maine! I worked extremely hard back in the late ’90s to get our initial medicinal marijuana law passed. This law, in short, gave […]

  • Published
    March 25, 2010

    More Letters to the Editor: March 25, 2010

    Blowing hot and cold on offshore wind I want to point out an oversight in Staff Writer Tux Turkel’s otherwise fine March 12 article, “Oil dealers: Offshore wind plan a mistake.” Turkel states that 8,000 megawatts (MW) of wind is the equivalent of six Seabrook nuclear plants. In fact, it is about the equivalent of […]

  • Published
    March 24, 2010

    Letters to the editor, March 24, 2010Waynflete students right to take stand

    Kudos to the Waynflete students who wrote letters to the editor expressing their opinions on wind power. Although my views differ on some of the points expressed, I applaud them for their reasoned arguments and their admirable level of interest in public policy and civic engagement (“Students’ opinions get blasted on the Web,” March 14). […]

  • Published
    March 23, 2010

    Letters to the editor, March 23, 2010Health care deserves Senate support

    It is time for Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to support the administration’s promotion of significant health care reform. The companion bill coming to the Senate is not perfect, but is an effective move in the right direction. Plan opponents say the present effort should be scrapped and replaced by small, “step-by-step” measures. However, […]

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