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  • Published
    June 28, 2011
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    Letters to the editor:Bishop’s move to Falmouth panned

    As a Catholic, I was always disturbed that the bishops lived in a mansion on the Western Promenade. I am now even more disturbed to read that Bishop Richard Malone is now moving to a $599,000 home in a Falmouth subdivision. What is he thinking?

  • Published
    June 27, 2011

    Letters to the editor, June 27, 2011Charter schools make a difference

    Maine is so close to finally allowing public charter schools. We have been members of the educational staff of an extremely successful public charter school program in Massachusetts, and it is one of our greatest hopes to see the Legislature pass L.D. 1553, “An Act to Create a Public Charter School Program in Maine.” To […]

  • Published
    June 26, 2011

    Letters to the editor, June 26, 2011Jackson Lab at home in Maine

    From humble beginnings eight decades ago, the nonprofit Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor has grown into a worldwide research enterprise devoted to discovering the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing human disease. The laboratory today has a $200 million budget and is one of Maine’s largest employers, providing more than 1,200 jobs in the […]

  • Published
    June 25, 2011

    Letters to the editor, June 25, 2011Consolidation hurts Maine fishermen

    According to a recent report by the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, our New England fishing fleet is consolidating in one direction: away from the small-scale fishery and toward the large-scale industrialized fishery. Consolidation does not reduce the amount of fish caught, but will change the face of who does the fishing. At present, little to […]

  • Published
    June 25, 2011

    More letters to the editor, June 25, 2011Could recent slayings have been prevented?

    In “Are we asking the right questions?” (June 19), reporter David Hench examined the various preventive measures that might have averted the tragic pair of recent murder-suicides. He convincingly pointed to the advantages of improved lethality assessments, bail enforcement, protection order enforcement, victim support organizations and controlled access to guns. These are essential in curtailing […]

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  • Published
    June 24, 2011
    GLORIA HOFFMAN

    Letters to the editor, June 24, 2011What’s the future of Social Security?

    Congress thinks we need to cut Social Security benefits to drop the national debt, and plans on doing so. This was on CNN news June 17. How about we cut aid to foreign countries, and the president’s travel expenses, and all the other wasted spending before we put 50 million seniors in their kids’ homes, […]

  • Published
    June 23, 2011

    Letters to the Editor, June 23, 2011Climate varies on natural cycles

    I am rather appalled when I read nonsense such as that written on June 18 by Beth Nagusky, Maine office director of Environment Northeast. Her position should provide her the opportunity to understand that climate change and weather occurs in “natural cycles.” Her remarks suggesting recent floods across the Mississippi River Basin were being caused […]

  • Published
    June 22, 2011
    Barack Obama

    Letters to the editor, June 22, 2011GOP has little hope of beating Obama

    If I were a Republican, I would be looking towards 2016 for my candidate to get elected president, as 2012 is clearly out of the picture. Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and the rest of the GOP continually slam President Obama for his “socialist agenda” oblivious to the fact that the majority of Americans […]

  • Published
    June 21, 2011
    MERKEL

    Letters to the editor, June 21, 2011Alternate energy solution for Maine

    In 1999, Germany committed to the largest renewable energy investment in the world, creating what is today the juggernaut of European Union economies. Hundreds of thousands of manufacturing and installation jobs have resulted from the government’s bold sustainability measures, and more than 25 percent of the country’s total energy supply comes from renewable energy. A […]

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    June 20, 2011

    Letters to the editor, June 20, 2011Fiscal policies still stir dissent

    I am deeply troubled by the rhetoric about the national, state and local governmental deficits. There is a lot of sentiment that points to the problem being caused by the rich, whoever they are, and being the responsibility of the rich, whoever they are, to solve. First, we could take all the income of the […]