Letters to the Editor

GIFT: An unexpected delight

April 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

It is a great honor to know there are people who will do a good deed for people they don’t know. While attending a recent breakfast meeting, one of our club members greeted a restaurant guest and his children and had a brief conversation wi...

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MINERS: A union view

April 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s sad to look across a vacant parking lot that not long ago had the cars of 240+ employees in it. Hecla’s (HL) “Power Grab” has forced the employees to choose to strike rather than ratifying a contract that’s made up of mostly concession...

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PROTESTERS: Get a grip

April 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

The liberal protesters search hard for reasons to protest, for instance: Trump’s tax forms which would generate a large volume of forms. It is not a law. The release of two pages of his 2005 taxes showed that he had paid taxes at a higher r...

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FORESTS: Thickets and thick heads

April 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

It is sad we have so many mentally challenged folks in the world today. This was displayed April 19 in the article on page A5 of The Press and that day’s editorial. The liberals like Mr. Haverstick would prefer to let the forests continue t...

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CITYLINK: Connecting disaster

April 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

I remember when Portland, Maine, was a “livable” city. As recently as the year 2000, it was safe to walk the streets at night. Neighborhood people used the public library. The public schools were some of the best I’d ever seen.Then, a coali...

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AIRLINES: Source of discontent

April 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

A recent Press editorial cited numerous examples of rudeness in the airline industry and begged the question when did customer service and civility come to an end? I’d like to suggest an answer: 9/11. That was when every person, from the 3-...

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LAWSUITS: Waiting to happen

April 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

We’ve all seen the “For Sale” signs on wooden posts placed in yards of homes for sale.When the home is sold, the post and sign are removed, but the hole is not filled in. These holes can be 8-12 inches deep with grass growing around and cam...

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TWETE: Excellent commissioner

April 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

The upcoming election for your highway district elections are important for your local roads. I would like to endorse your incumbent Highway District Commissioner, Rodney Twete. As your Commissioner for Lakes Highway District, Rodney has a ...

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TRUMP: Right about Obama

April 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

“Obama tapped my wires.” Laughable, right? Using the clandestine services of the NSA, the CIA and the FBI…and…more recently, his former National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, and an edict allowing clandestine surveillance to be disseminated...

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USA: Time for two nations?

April 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

We are at a tipping point in this country.Abraham Lincoln said that “a nation divided against itself cannot stand.”When Britain, as a colonial power, pulled out of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, Muslims and Hindus refused to live together...

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