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    December 13, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 13, 2010’Oz’ awakened desire to see the world

    Thanks for the memories, Avery! (“You can see ‘The Wizard of Oz’ on the big screen at the State Theatre’s 1930s Night,” Dec. 2, by Avery Yale Kamila). Way back in 1939 when I was 10 years old my mother gave me a quarter because I had been such a good girl, so I could […]

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    December 12, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 12, 2010: Readers respond to road costs

    In regards to Maine’s high cost of road maintenance (“On the Roads Again,” Nov. 28) there is one simple, obvious solution: Sell the contract, equipment and other assets to Cianbro Corp. Allow this Maine-based, nationally recognized company manage our entire road system with the care, respect and efficiency that they apply to all of their […]

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    December 11, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 11, 2010Medicare needs more than a Band-Aid

    I was pleased to see both the House and Senate recently approved a one-month patch to keep Medicare paying physicians at their current rate. However, this is just a patch. I hope that our congressional delegates will work for a longer solution so that our seniors can have peace of mind knowing their doctors won’t […]

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    December 11, 2010

    More letters to the editor, Dec. 11, 2010Tax cuts stir deep feelings

    I would like to express my disappointment with President George W. Bush’s choice to give massive tax cuts to the wealthy at a time when our country and its economy were burdened with the cost of the Iraq war. I believe this directly contributed to the collapse of our economic system. Because of the economic […]

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    December 10, 2010

    Letters to the editorImmigrant youths need Congress’ help

    I would like to express my support of the DREAM Act becoming a reality for immigrant youths in Maine.<br /><br /> Polling shows that between 60 percent and 70 percent of the public support this act, and both Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have supported the DREAM Act in the past.<br /><br /> Undocumented youths who arrive in the United States before the age of 16 have no other country to call home and through this act are required to graduate from high school, have good moral character and complete two years of college or military service before achieving citizenship.

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    December 9, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 9, 2010: Eagle’s nest gets support, as does bypass

    The lead editorial on Dec. 3 had a headline that read, “Bypass plan has more than one problem” with a smaller headine that read, “The discovery of a bald eagle nest has temporarily put the $100 million road project on hold.” I am reminded of a Brunswick project that was not put on hold. The […]

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    December 8, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 8, 2010Winter use of beach unfairly limited

    I am writing to voice my concern for plans to reduce and limit beachfront parking at Scarborough’s Higgins Beach during the off-season. I frequently visit Higgins Beach due to its accessibility and beauty. It is unique in that it offers easy public access. During my visits, I frequently support local businesses such as buying sandwiches […]

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    December 7, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 7, 2010GOP pushing Congress off fiscal cliff

    Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have both vastly disappointed all proud Mainers and have most seriously betrayed our free-thinking spirit, our innate independent heritage and our hopes both for ourselves and the country. How? siding with every other Republican in the U.S. Senate in guaranteeing legislative gridlock and by assuring that the processes of […]

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    December 6, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 6, 2010Do we need business input to laws?

    Back in the early ’90s, then-Speaker of the House John Martin reportedly told a delegation of business leaders that they could leave the state if they did not like the business climate he and his fellow Democrats had created in Maine. Maine’s present dismal business climate indicates that many took Martin’s suggestion. What a refreshing […]

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    December 5, 2010

    Letters to the editor, Dec. 5, 2010Gas tax hike would really hurt

    I assume that state Rep. Ann Peoples, D-Westbrook, does not know anyone who is upset with the price of gasoline in her district (“On the roads again: Find new ways to pay for maintenance, group urges,” Nov. 28). She states that Maine drivers absorbed the latest round of gasoline price increases without anybody yelling or […]