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    July 17, 2010

    Letters to the editor, July 17, 2010Precedent for ‘reasonable suspicion’

    Much is being bandied about as to the collision course of Arizona, the federal government and the Constitution. Lofty expressions such as “fundamental rights” and “the supreme law of the land” are popping up like springtime dandelions. Let’s grant that the Constitution trumps whenever a conflict appears; that a state’s statute is void when conflicting […]

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    July 17, 2010

    More letters to the editor, July 17, 2010Let’s debate issue of wind turbines

    I have followed, with considerable interest, the recent discourse between two former political rivals in our state concerning proposed industrial wind turbines for the mountains and ridge-lines of central and western Maine. Former Gov. Angus King and political opponent Jonathan Carter are embroiled in a passionate debate on this subject, and I am curious about […]

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    July 16, 2010

    Letters to the editor, July 16, 2010A good START on weapons control

    Earlier this year, Presidents Obama and Medvedev signed a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) between the United States and Russia. This agreement limits both countries to 74 percent fewer nuclear weapons than allowed by the previous START agreement of 1991. The leadership demonstrated by the two nations — which have the great majority of […]

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    July 15, 2010

    Letters to the editor:No emergency at Portland’s ERs

    I am writing in response to Kathy Card’s letter published July 1. As medical director of the emergency department at one of the city’s two major hospitals, I can appreciate her concern that, with Portland’s growing population. emergency rooms can become overwhelmed. However, I would like her, and the community at large, to know that […]

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    July 14, 2010

    Letters to the editor:Let’s make rose circle accessible to all

    In December 1879, William A. Goodwin and the Olmsted brothers drew up plans for Deering Oaks park, and by the early 1900s it was known as the “people’s garden.” State Street bisected the park and separated the rose circle from the rest of the park. In 1904, State Street was widened to accommodate increasing horse-drawn […]

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    July 13, 2010

    Letters to the editor:Children the world over need to play

    On behalf of the International Childhood Enrichment Program (ICEP), I want to thank both Bill Nemitz and the Portland Press Herald for the excellent article on playgrounds for Afghan children (“Providing playgrounds for young Afghans,” June 19). Additionally, Capt. Paul Bosse and his troops need to be commended for their heroic service, as well as […]

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    July 11, 2010

    Letters to the editor, July 11, 2010Time to exit Afghanistan

    When will our government decide it is way past time to get out of Afghanistan? At this point in time we have lost over 1,136 men and women. There has been 6,469 injured and we have spent almost $300 billion. This has been the longest war the United States has experienced in history — eight […]

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    July 10, 2010

    Letters to the editor, July 10, 2010Fireworks, music, Declaration all great

    I went to the Eastern Promenade this year to see the fireworks for the first time in a long time. We would go there when our kids were little and spend the entire day. This year my daughter wanted to take her son to hear the Portland Symphony Orchestra and see the fireworks. My wife […]

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    July 9, 2010

    Letters to the editorOpposing views on Dechaine series

    In the tradition of Watergate reporters Robert Woodward and Carl Bernstein, their editor, Ben Bradlee, and The Washington Post, your publisher, Richard Connor, and Staff Writer Trevor Maxwell have distinguished your newspaper and yourselves. The first part of your coverage of the Dennis Dechaine case on July 4 is thorough, clear, well-written and well-presented; it […]

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    July 8, 2010

    Letters to the editorPrimary care doctor wants to get paid

    As a primary care physician, I am aware of how hard it is to be a patient. So, it is difficult to explain how awful it is to be a primary care physician right now in this country. Unlike well-paid specialists, I live paycheck to paycheck. For weeks the government has held my paycheck. Most […]