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  • Published
    August 18, 2019

    Letter to the editor: ‘People’s vetoes’ organizers have created a problem for themselves

    In the Aug. 13 front-page story “Confusion – even more than usual – reigns over people’s vetoes,” Jack McCarthy, who is the primary proponent for all of the current veto petitions, complains that the voting on any of the petitions that gain sufficient signatures would take place next June instead of next March. But this […]

  • Published
    August 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Rule change would keep out immigrants who genuinely need our help

    Much has been written and said about immigration in the last year. And much has not been said. A recent rule change by this administration made it clear that they only intend to let in those who are self-sufficient, who are educated and who, perhaps, have a job. But what is not said here is […]

  • Published
    August 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Congress should cure ‘surprise’ medical billing

    A patient, a doctor and a health insurance executive walk into a hospital. It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but the joke is actually on us. Each time we walk into a hospital or an emergency room, insurance companies decide how much we’ll pay out of pocket and how much doctors and […]

  • Published
    August 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Critics have valid grounds to oppose CMP corridor

    As a citizen of Pownal who opposes the proposed Central Maine Power corridor, I wish to rebut David Hyde’s recent letter, “Who’s bankrolling the anti-corridor campaign?” (Aug. 12), in which he claims that “dark money” is behind the campaign and the many “No CMP Corridor” signs in Pownal. I take great issue with Mr. Hyde’s […]

  • Published
    August 17, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Rock Row getting much-needed scrutiny

    Coverage of the concert venue's noise problems shows that frustration is growing as the promoter's incompetence becomes more obvious.

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  • Published
    August 16, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Lobstermen have the chance to help save right whales

    I’d like to ask Maine’s lobstermen to take this rare opportunity to repay the ocean that provides their living. They are being offered a choice: They can pitch in to help save the North Atlantic right whale from extinction. Or they can save a few thousand dollars. They can help rescue these awesome creatures, which […]

  • Published
    August 16, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Lessons in survival taking up more of the U.S. schoolday

    Meanwhile, children in countries with lower rates of gun violence spend that time actually learning things that will prepare them for an evolving world.

  • Published
    August 16, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Treat drug users as the criminals they are

    I am responding to Angel Melvin and Elizabeth Handschy, authors of an Aug. 7 letter regarding the Portland Press Herald’s coverage of the arrest of Jesse Harvey, founder of Journey House Recovery and the Church of Safe Injection. The writers were very critical of the article, claiming it promotes the idea that “people who use […]

  • Published
    August 16, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Stand up for sensible firearm regulations

    There are life events one never forgets: weddings, births and, sadly, illnesses, deaths and funerals. The shootings in El Paso and Dayton brought back haunting memories of gun violence. When I was a Loyola University student in Chicago, a classmate was murdered at gunpoint trying to protect his girlfriend in a robbery. The perpetrator disappeared. […]

  • Published
    August 16, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Broad access to assault weapons makes each of us vulnerable

    The Dayton shooter, with his legally purchased rifle, was able to kill nine people, and injure 27 more in the space of 30 seconds. The El Paso shooter, also with a legally purchased rifle, was able to kill 20 people and injure 27 (two of whom have since died) before police arrived in six minutes. […]