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    April 21, 2019

    William LaRochelle: 9/11 was more than ‘something’

    Last month, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) gave an address at a banquet hosted by the Council of American-Islamic Relations in which she stated that on 9/11 “some people did something.” Contrariwise, she characterized the recent shootings at two New Zealand mosques as “that tragic nightmare.” Excuse me:  On 9/11, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives, […]

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    April 21, 2019

    Jacqueline Smith: Lewiston taxpayers have excellent memories

    Seems as though the Lewiston school superintendent assumes that we are lacking in intelligence, common sense and suffer from memory loss. But we aren’t any of these. Example one: A few years ago we were told that Longley Elementary School would be too expensive to renovate and a new school was needed, but he now […]

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    April 21, 2019

    Stan Tetenman: A crueler and less safe nation

    During the 27 months Trump has been in office, we have become a crueler, less caring and less safe nation. He had implemented and then withdrawn a policy of separating children from their families. He is considering re-instituting this policy with slight changes. He has spent over $600 million sending the military to the southern […]

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    April 21, 2019

    Mike Banas: Check facts before attempting to educate

    I recently read the story in the Sun Journal (April 16) titled “Maranacook teacher brings WWII to life for students.” The story references a photo of the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Nazi and political leaders and an unattributed statement that “All of the Nazi leaders were convicted of war crimes, and all were executed […]

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    April 20, 2019

    Barbara Arsenault: In support of ‘red flag’ bill

    I am writing in support of LD 1312, the “red flag” bill, or extreme risk protection order bill, introduced by Sen. Rebecca Millett. This bill will be discussed at a Judiciary Committee hearing on April 22. I have asked my state senator, Lisa Keim, to support the legislation. LD 1312 would empower law enforcement and […]

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    April 20, 2019

    Bob Mennealy: A perfect trifecta of conservatism

    On Tuesday, April 16, the letters column had almost the perfect trifecta of conservative letters, Robert Reed plus Tom Shields. The only one missing was Mary Jane Newell. In case conservatives haven’t noticed, Maine’s highway  fund — largely funded by the gas tax — is at historic low levels and its infrastructure is crumbling after […]

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    April 20, 2019

    Marc Jalbert: Closest we have come to a dictator

    President Donald J. Trump is the closest, I believe, we have come to a dictator. Being the bully in the schoolyard, he constantly attacks anyone he perceives isn’t in line with what he sees. As much as I would like to blame the people for electing him, I place more blame on Congress for allowing […]

  • Published
    April 19, 2019

    Norman Smith: Blocking the president’s proposals?

    I write in response to Thomas Shields’ letter of April 16. I have at long length known that Dr. Shields believes in a single party system, the Republicans, and blames all the “ills” of our country on the Democrats and fraudulent “independents.” Dr. Shields stated: “The Nancy Pelosi House of Representatives has a political obsession […]

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    April 19, 2019

    Rene Dupont: NECEC is good for Maine

    The New England Clean Air Connect will provide a major boost for our economy. The project will bring thousands of jobs, and millions in property tax relief with absolutely no cost to Maine. The fact that Massachusetts is paying for NECEC is great news for Maine. Aside from the jobs and property taxes, Mainers getting […]

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    April 19, 2019

    Joseph Mailey: Response to Timberlake

    On April 14, Sen. Jeff Timberlake, as a guest columnist, published a piece titled “Maine is no longer open for business.” In it, he informs the readers that Democrats are once again trying to kill businesses in Maine and that the Dems are anti-business. He goes on to state “it is sad that so many people […]

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