Sign In:


Letters

  • Published
    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 […]

  • Published
    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 […]

  • Published
    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 […]

  • advertisement
  • Published
    April 13, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Chief Joseph or Black Elk merits portrait on $20 bill

    Your piece of March 23 by Jillian Keenan on removing Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill was long overdue (“Commentary: Andrew Jackson isn’t worth the paper he’s printed on”). The forced relocation of Indian tribes, known as the Trail of Tears, was a horrific episode of genocide that was perpetrated by this country. To honor […]

  • Published
    April 13, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Experts know most about wisdom teeth

    In response to Dr. Stephen Barr’s March 25 letter to the editor, “Removing wisdom teeth not always wise,” I wish to offer a response based on facts, current research and more than 20 years of clinical experience. For Dr. Barr to use the untimely death of a teen in our community shows not only a […]

  • Published
    April 13, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Real currency changes, not portraits, most important

  • Published
    April 13, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Rockport on ‘leading edge’ in growing small businesses

    I found the commentary “Growing small business in Maine,” which appeared Maine Sunday Telegram on April 6 to be most interesting. By the time I got to the third paragraph, I thought the authors were speaking of the efforts we in Rockport are making to attract and retain businesses. In addition to the businesses mentioned […]

  • Published
    April 12, 2014

    Letter to the editor: USM sociology department does engage with community

    On March 26, Greg Kesich wrote in his commentary (“If it’s going to have a shot, USM has to be integral to community”) that what is “especially important for USM is engagement with the community.” That’s precisely why students and faculty in the sociology department at the University of Southern Maine have a decades-long history […]