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    August 29, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 29, 2011Redistricting a political ploy

    At last week’s hearing on redistricting, I had to commend the Democrats for being so well-organized, although their arguments left something to be desired. Listening to them, I had visions of Eastern European peasants being made to trudge from District 1 to District 2 with all their worldly goods on their backs. No one is […]

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    August 28, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 28, 2011Wasser’s right: We can’t drive

    Scott Wasser’s article (“Americans must really learn how to drive,” July 31) in the Wheels section should be re-run on the front page, on the editorial page, in the Sports section and the Local News section. Then copies should be distributed to every household with teenagers. OK — every household, period. I don’t read this […]

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    August 27, 2011
    Paulette Matthews

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 27, 2011Pitch in to restore the economy

    The U.S. has a mountain of debt. This massive debt extends decades into the future and will be a continual drag on our economy. Entitlements are the major source of the debt problem and must be addressed. We cannot say cut “x” or “y” and in the same breath say “don’t touch my Social Security” […]

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    August 26, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 26, 2011Commissaries: Option or necessity?

    It’s hard to believe that the person who wrote the editorial “Don’t fight to save BNAS commissary” (Aug. 12) ever served in the military. In 1969, those who were in the military got there one of three ways: They volunteered, were drafted or were sentenced by the court. Today the military is all voluntary. In […]

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    August 25, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 25, 2011Where have all the protests gone?

    Over the past several months I have been looking for the anti-war groups and individuals, displays of displeasure with our ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya. My interest is driven by an interest in political discourse that is making our government nonfunctional. It seems interesting that when a Republican is president, there are […]

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    August 25, 2011

    More letters to the editor, Aug. 25, 2011Franklin Street, barrier lights bad choices

    Enough is enough. When it takes a motor vehicle one hour to drive from Commercial Street via Franklin Street just to reach the bottom of the ramp of Interstate 295, something is terribly wrong and needs to be examined, please. I consider it quite distressing that it took 30 minutes to drive to Brunswick and […]

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    August 24, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 24, 2011Who deserves to be elected?

    As a Republican, I must say right now the party is leaderless. All those who stood a real chance of beating Obama will never run again. The brand has changed since Ronald Reagan and has all but ousted those who disagree with the new planks. I cannot side with Rep. Michele Bachmann who used “praying […]

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    August 23, 2011

    Letters to the Editor:Do military commissary’s benefits trump cost?

    In a recent edition of The Press Herald, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree wrote that with the Brunswick Naval Air Station closed down, she still wants the government (i.e., the taxpayers) to keep open the commissary that was a part of the facility. It’s bad enough that so many taxpayers can’t tell the difference between what’s […]

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    August 22, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 22, 2011AARP not apes, says upset leader

    The recently published cartoon by The Denver Post’s Mike Keefe lampooning AARP and likening seniors to ravenous apes (“Rise of the Planet of the AARPs,” Aug. 15) is in exceedingly poor taste. The suggestion that older Americans are a threat to the future of younger generations is not only erroneous, it is insulting. Seniors have […]

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    August 21, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 21, 2011Gwadosky remembered veterans

    In reading the very nice articles about former Maine Secretary of State Dan Gwadosky who died this month, I realized that he truly did a lot for the Maine people, much of which I was unaware. But one of the “special” things he did that I did not see mentioned in the articles was the […]