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  • Published
    September 3, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Stand up for children at border

    The United States continues to take children away from their families. We then transport many of them great distances, to detention centers. We have been told that some are offered up for adoption in our country and abroad. Congressional members have struggled to gain access to the facilities and the information on the children’s whereabouts. […]

  • Published
    September 3, 2019

    Letter to the editor: NECEC should receive close scrutiny from Army Corps of Engineers

    The Army Corps of Engineers is currently deliberating on whether to issue a permit for the Central Maine Power corridor. The Army Corps is the lead federal National Environmental Policy Act agency on the CMP corridor. The public can still file written comments to the Army Corps and share their concerns about New England Clean […]

  • Published
    September 2, 2019

    Letter to the editor: ‘What’s good for business’ not always right

    Capitalism has tremendous positives, but also devastating negatives. One glaring drawback is that it fosters exploitation. The lure of short term profit over long term sustainability is too often an irresistible temptation with disastrous consequences. Environmental degradation is a shocking case in point. The latest example is unfolding in the Amazon rainforest. To quote France’s […]

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    September 2, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Ranked-choice voting easy to figure out

    It came as no surprise for me to learn that, as a blonde, I am capable, not only of choosing five toppings on my pizza without becoming confused (more, when I’m feeling adventurous), but also to figure out which ice cream flavor, of 51, will satisfy my sweet tooth (sometimes I throw caution to the […]

  • Published
    September 2, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Kate Snyder would be pragmatic Portland mayor

    Kate Snyder is a pragmatic, inclusive and visionary thinker who understands the grounded details needed to bring a city’s future to life. Her education and work with nonprofits, as executive director of the Foundation for Portland Schools and board member of the Portland Parks Conservancy, reinforce her ability to see challenges from different points of […]

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  • Published
    September 2, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Democracies don’t have to ban dissenters

    Neither Israel nor the United States should stop critics from speaking out on important matters.

  • Published
    September 1, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Party loyalist Susan Collins forsakes pro-choice supporters

    Sen. Susan Collins used to be a reliable leader for women’s sexual and reproductive rights, including access to abortion. But now I am feeling betrayed. It is not just her vote on Brett Kavanaugh. She supported the nomination of Neil Gorsuch and 30-plus other anti-choice nominees to the federal court system. She failed to predict […]

  • Published
    September 1, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Harvest is not needed to maintain healthy fish stocks

    Staff Writer Deirdre Fleming’s recent article “Why catch-and-release is killing, not conserving, Maine fisheries” (Aug. 11) was incomplete and misleading. The issues presented are recreation, not conservation, and fishing, not fish. Saying “The widespread practice of catch-and-release in waters across Maine has thrown many ecosystems out of balance” is unfounded and dangerous, and flies in […]

  • Published
    September 1, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Fossel should scold Maine GOP for taking away voters’ say on bonds

    Jim Fossel’s Aug. 18 Press Herald column promotes the “people’s veto” as a means of giving voters a chance to weigh in on legislative action. He says it’s important to “give a say … to a wider swath of Mainers than just the Legislature and lobbyists in Augusta.” Without voter input, says Fossel, “you’re arguing […]

  • Published
    September 1, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Well-run charter schools give Maine families more options

    A recent editorial fails to recognize the care that has gone into efforts to address unmet educational needs.