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    May 12, 2011

    More letters to the editor, May 12, 2011Small businesses need help with regulations

    At a time when small businesses are struggling, I applaud Sen. Olympia Snowe for her efforts to provide more transparency and openness in the regulatory process for small business by demanding the Senate simply have a vote on common-sense reforms. Regulations can have a crushing effect on my business, and it’s time someone in Washington […]

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    May 11, 2011

    Letters to the editor, May 11, 2011Many missteps in bin Laden operation

    Geronimo was a great leader of his tribe. He does not need to be connected to Osama bin Laden by becoming a code word for him. Geronimo fought back because his land was stolen and the Apache villages wiped out. I have to stand up when I hear things like that and Native American names […]

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    May 10, 2011

    Letters the editor, May 10, 2011Mosque graffiti condemned

    We the undersigned rabbis of Maine would like to register our collective anger, disappointment and disgust at the desecration of a mosque in Portland by unknown persons in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden. We are committed to establishing peaceful relations among all faith groups in Maine and to end the kind […]

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    May 9, 2011

    Letters to the Editor: Pro-choice … and pro-children

    The Republicans representing the pro-life movement are once again trying to outlaw a woman’s right to an abortion. I would respect these Republicans’ view more if their interest was not only to stop abortion, but truly to help the very alive and suffering children in our country. Where are they when women with no health […]

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    May 8, 2011

    Letters to the Editor: Well-earned hiring and firing

    Although I hesitate to give Phil Congdon any more attention, I find it interesting that ex-economic development commissioner was part of that famous social studies classroom incident during the Republican Party Convention. As you may recall, the following Monday a social studies teacher at King Middle School in Portland discovered that a student-made collage depicting […]

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    May 7, 2011

    More letters to the editor, May 7, 2011Writers agree: It was a great day to be an American

    On the morning of 9/11 I flew our flag on our house with great sorrow in my heart and tears in my eyes. Monday I flew our flag again with a tear in my eye, but with pride and a sense of justice in my heart. I am so proud to live in America. Bill […]

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    May 7, 2011

    Letters to the editor, May 7, 2011Education’s benefits far outweigh cost

    Forbes magazine and GreatSchools. org recently announced their finding that Falmouth was the No. 1 community to “live and learn” in America, citing “serious education chops, consistently outperforming state and national averages in achievement and earning the only perfect score on the educational quality index.” According to the national accreditation committee, “The high school takes […]

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    May 6, 2011
    Donald Trump

    Letters to the editor, May 6, 2011

    Trump's popularity defies reason

  • Published
    May 5, 2011

    Letters to the editor, May 5, 2011: Cyclists were on the roads first

    Rep. Ralph Sarty’s April 26 column questioning bicyclists’ rights to public roads ignores the history of road rights in this country. Bicycles were using America’s roads 25 years before the first motor vehicles. The fact is, there would not have been any paved roads for cars if cyclists hadn’t organized to promote them. Founded in […]

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    May 4, 2011

    Letters to the editor, May 4, 2011No need to drill for more oil

    I oppose the increased pressure to facilitate oil drilling within the United States. The president has announced that it is his administration’s policy to lower our dependence on foreign oil. I support the president in this policy. But that does not mean that we forget the lessons of a year ago in the Gulf of […]