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  • Published
    November 14, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Narrow Gauge building plans are a reason for optimism

    Re: “Narrow Gauge Railroad planning new buildings” (Nov. 12, Page B1): Reading the article on the Narrow Gauge Railroad (with the rendering) about the plans for a new railroad station in the Old Port, all I can say is: “Bravo!” How exciting! It’s the best news I’ve read in a very long time. I hope […]

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    November 14, 2019

    Letter to the editor: It’s time to reform Maine’s drug sentencing laws

    It’s time to make peace with the longest-running war in our society today. How can our society be aware of such a problem, have access to resources, yet still implement punishment over treatment? When comparing treatment versus punishment, it is evident that treatment saves money and lives while punishment most often creates a cycle of […]

  • Published
    November 13, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Gulf, Paris accord news points to need for climate action

    What irony! On the front page of the Nov. 5 Press Herald, we saw the scientists from the Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium, meeting in Portland, tell us about the impending problems for the Gulf of Maine that we will have in the coming years from climate change. And, on this very day, the […]

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    November 13, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Take no pity on Maine’s cable TV providers

    Customers shouldn't have to pay for bloated bundles of programs, most of which they don't watch.

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    November 13, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Our president’s character has become abundantly clear

    On Nov. 17, 1973, Richard Nixon stated, “People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.” Indeed, the American people have a right to know whether or not the person who swears to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution is nothing more than a confidence man on the make. The modus […]

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  • Published
    November 12, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Praise for ex-Soviet bloc countries overlooks their embrace of social programs

    I am writing to respond to the Nov. 5 letter by Lloyd Doughty, who recently came back from a European tour of some former Soviet bloc countries. He learned of their sad histories under the Soviet system of communism. One of the things that travel can offer is a keener sense of history of the […]

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    November 12, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Eastern European economies are nothing to emulate

    Letter writer Lloyd Doughty (“Don’t adopt socialist system that other nations have rejected,” Nov. 5) has made a rash estimation of Eastern European economies based on their self-promoting tours. The truth is that the economy of Hungary has been sputtering for some time, while Slovenia is another kleptocracy buoyed significantly by organized crime. Hungary is […]

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    November 12, 2019

    Letter to the editor: It’s our power line and serves our needs

    Whether or not CMP is still around, the environmental, infrastructure and tax benefits that accrue to our state from the western Maine project will continue for decades.

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    November 12, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act not benefiting small businesses

    I own and run Thyme & Honey Bakery, a small business in Biddeford. As a small-business owner, you might think that I would be glad that my senator, Susan Collins, cast a crucial vote for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Ignoring tax experts and her own constituents, she insisted that trillions of dollars of […]

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    November 12, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Think of the impact our decisions have on right whales

    Re: “Lobstermen vote against state’s right whale plan” (Nov. 9, Page A1): I can understand the lobstering community when they resist the state’s plan to protect the North Atlantic right whale. It is their livelihood that we, through our government, are tinkering with. I must, however, speak for the whales. There are only four hundred […]