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    November 11, 2019

    Letter to the editor: They who send others off to war should learn from veterans

    Benjamin Franklin is quoted as having said: “Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.” It would be wise for all who have power to consider themselves fools. If justice truly reigned, you would have to be a veteran of a war to be able to declare war. You would have […]

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    November 11, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Answer the call to serve again

    The greed, hate and environmental destruction we humans have enabled can be corrected if we take responsibility and take action.

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    November 11, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Collins’ ties to McConnell turn off former supporter

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to vote for Susan Collins again. It’s not her. It’s Mitch McConnell. A vote for Sen. Collins is a vote for keeping Mitch McConnell in the position of Senate majority leader. He is poisonously patrician and destructive to American governance. He must go. And, in so doing, so must […]

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    November 11, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Provide options to incarceration for people living with mental illness

    Maine’s legal system puts too many people living with a mental illness in jail for nuisance crimes. The majority of sheriffs in Maine are strong advocates for more mental health services, and do not want individuals living with a mental illness in jail for misdemeanor crimes. These arrests are often not cases where an officer […]

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    November 11, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Loud restaurants make for mediocre meals

    As a person with hearing loss, I try to choose restaurants that are not too noisy; this usually means no music. These places are hard to find. I have also learned that many people with normal hearing also prefer restaurants where you can have a quiet conversation with family or friends and not be blasted […]

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    November 10, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Cumberland Fair attendees give to Farmington families, firefighters

    The Cumberland Farmers Club leaders would like to extend a “thank you” to all our fairgoers who donated over $10,000 to Farmington families and firefighters who were injured during the explosion the day before the Farmington Fair opened. All 26 Maine Agricultural Fairs work as family and support each other during difficult times. Thank you […]

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    November 10, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Columnist misconstrues intent of ‘Medicare for All’

    It's about fixing our health care system's intrinsic problems, not 'the mechanics of insurance.'

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    November 10, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Time for Chewonki to confront its own white supremacy

    When I read the Oct. 13 news story titled “Chewonki accused of stifling conversations about race, sexuality,” about the letter written by both current and former Chewonki staff, I felt validated. I too shared similar experiences with Chewonki around race but thought it was an anomaly. Clearly, it wasn’t. I’m a middle school teacher for […]

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    November 10, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Cohen has spoken up on Trump – where is Collins?

    Once we had truly great Maine Republican senators. The last one was William Cohen. Later he became secretary of defense under a Democratic president. He was called a moderate. What is Sen. Cohen’s reaction to the news coming out of Washington? Donald Trump’s lies, coverups, withholding of military funding to extort an ally into helping […]

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    November 10, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Scare tactics cement loyalty to U.S. health care system

    I read with interest Doni Tamblyn’s “Maine Voices: How does the Canadian health system work? Very well” (Nov. 3), with every word of which I totally agree. Including this sentence: “When many Americans hear the words ‘socialized medicine,’ they visualize Soviet-like, cinder block medical buildings with scarce staff and water dripping from the ceilings.” I […]