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  • Published
    March 7, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Independent is the best choice to lead Maine as governor

    I read with great interest Charles Lawton’s recent column (“Maine needs governor with plan and passion to see it through,” Feb. 23). I would hope that the current candidates for governor are not merely “par for the course, the usual political spin. … Release the plan … and move on.” I still like to believe […]

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    March 7, 2014

    Letter to the editor: No purpose will be served by releasing Senate report

    The paid advertisement headlined “Torture” on Pages A6 and A7 on Feb. 23, “Iwo Jima Day,” which was endorsed by 26 retired flag officers, would ask: “Whose side are they on?” What purpose would it serve to release the Senate Intelligence Committee report? Do we need to know? To what avail? This post-9/11 world has […]

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    March 7, 2014

    Letter to the editor: How about a little balance in photos of Maine hoops champs?

    The city of Portland boasted two state basketball champs last week: Catherine McAuley High School and the Portland High School boys. McAuley rated two large pictures, both on the front page of the Maine Sunday Telegram and the front page of the Sports section, while the Portland boys rated several smaller pictures. They deserve equal […]

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    March 7, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Columnist Harmon’s take on registering guns has sadly familiar ring

    Who but M.D. Harmon (in his Feb. 28 column, “Obama cultivating a fourth branch of government”) would consider it good news that “up to 300,000” Connecticut owners of AR-15 semiautomatic rifles are refusing to register them, perhaps foreshadowing a general resistance like Ukraine’s and Egypt’s to “increasing encroachments on their freedom”? (Mr. Harmon’s source is […]

  • Published
    March 6, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Thanks to Pingree, Michaud for trying to keep big-money politics in check

    We talk a lot about equality, both here in Maine and across the country. Marriage equality, racial equality and gender equality have been the focus of recent debates and discussions. But more and more, it’s the lack of political equality that is of concern to me. As more special interest money pours into our elections, […]

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    March 6, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Why wasn’t USM wrestler’s victory covered?

    This is a question on what is important to us. When a team or individual wins a regional New England or national event, the press usually covers the story, gives some acknowledgment of the accomplishment being a good thing, that overcoming challenges speaks to the human condition and makes us for the most part grateful […]

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    March 6, 2014

    Letter to the editor: With tar sands crude, risks increase when spill occurs

    A March 3 Maine Voices column by Jamie Py would have us believe that crude oil from tar sands is no riskier than conventional crude. It is true that dilbit (diluted bitumen) is not tarlike and has not been shown to be any more corrosive to pipelines than any other oil. It does not contain […]

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    March 6, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Maine charter school panel doing its job

    Re: “Our View: State-run virtual school better choice for Maine” (Feb. 28): I disagree with the broad stroke you paint that full-time virtual charter schools are a bad fit for public school students. At the public hearing on the proposed virtual school moratorium, students explained reasons for needing a full-time virtual school. They include bullying, […]

  • Published
    March 5, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Fans are voting with their feet against the Pirates

    On Feb. 26, the Portland Press Herald finally published an article suggesting that the move to Lewiston wasn’t such a good idea for the Pirates hockey team (“Pirates again weak to the finish”). All those months that the paper chronicled “the Pirates honchos said this” and “the Cumberland County Civic Center trustees said that,” there […]

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    March 5, 2014

    Letter to the editor: Spend less on pets and more on humans in need

    After living 86 years, I had never read something that upset me quite like an article in the Feb. 27 newspaper, “Animal Refuge League plans new $6.5 million Westbrook shelter.” What’s wrong with this picture when shelters and clinics for the homeless have to close due to lack of money while friends of pets can […]