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  • Published
    April 15, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Allowing casinos would be win-win-win for Maine

    I do not understand Maine’s position regarding casinos. I have no issues with regulating and collecting revenue from casinos, but why in the world does the state care about how many there are or where they are located? Maine only stands to gain if it would allow casinos the same freedom to open, thrive or […]

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    April 15, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Candidate for York County sheriff strong foe of lottery scams

    A couple of years ago my aunt was a victim of the Jamaican lottery scam and lost more than $100,000. At that time, I came into contact with York County Chief Deputy Bill King. Bill is an expert on the scams and provided a lot of guidance to my aunt and my family. I found […]

  • Published
    April 15, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Send Cutler to Blaine House; keep Michaud in U.S. House

    Here’s why I’m voting for Eliot Cutler in this year’s race for governor. First, there’s no doubt in my mind about his management abilities and his ideas, particularly not being tethered to a political party. Secondly, I think that Mike Michaud’s seniority status in the U.S. House will be lost and the odds that his […]

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    April 15, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Proposed national park in Maine merits endorsement

    If I were a high-paid consultant to Maine politicians, I would urge all hands to support a proposal out there for a Maine Woods National Park. Elliotsville Plantation is ready to donate 150,000 acres of its land for a national park in a pristine wilderness due east of Baxter State Park. It’s a hugely generous […]

  • Published
    April 14, 2014

    Letter to the editor: ‘Progressive’ positions cause increasing dependency on government handouts

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    April 14, 2014

    Letter to the editor: More wealth should not mean more political power

    I would like to respond to Michael A. Smith’s defense of the recent Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC (“Letter to the editor: Editorial’s criticism of election ruling overlooked some points,” April 7). Mr. Smith first contends that “even the wealthy in this country have the right of free speech.” I’m sure everyone can […]

  • Published
    April 14, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Would Mike Michaud put Maine deeper into debt?

    Since 2007, our government has borrowed $4 billion every day. This massive borrowing is the most irresponsible thing our Congress does. How and when will this money be repaid? Who will repay our national debt? Remember, today, it increased $4 billion. This fall, Rep. Chellie Pingree and Sen. Susan Collins will be asking for your […]

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    April 14, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Longtime Long Creek volunteer Dan Reardon makes a difference

    A few years ago, when I made a rather dramatic career change from business management to working with at-risk youth in the nonprofit world, I met Dan Reardon. He was an administrator at LearningWorks and I was a teacher at Youth Building Alternatives, the youth educational component of LearningWorks. Working with this population of our […]

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    April 14, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Bravo to Gov. LePage for veto of MaineCare expansion

    Gov. LePage says “no” to the MaineCare expansion bill. Bravo, Gov. LePage! He’s one of the few in this state who get it. Maine is out of money. The federal government is out of money. The federal government’s offer of expansion through Obamacare is a big joke. Why don’t they just say, “We’ll take it […]

  • Published
    April 13, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Spotlight on the importance of deep reading welcomed

    I welcomed your inclusion of the Washington Post article on April 7 (“Is skim reading taking over the human brain?”). Brain scientists do well to alert us. Deep reading might well save us, the planet and all its creatures, from ourselves. Author Karen Armstrong (“The Power of Myth”), as it happens, supports such a radical […]