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Opinion

Greece must be made to accept more austerity

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Mechanisms will be found to avoid the collapse of Greece's economy, though it appears to be teetering on the brink. European nations and possibly the United States will devise some strategy to help Athens avoid defaulting entirely on its debts.But the weekend vote by Greeks to reject a bailout ...

Fishing derby went well

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To the Editor:Thank you to all the businesses and volunteers who made the 2015 Kid's All American Fishing Derby in June a success.The kids weighed in over 160 fish. It was a great time, and thanks to all the donations; every participant went home with a prize.David Vogelfor Fairmont Early Riser ...

Thanks for donations

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To the Editor:The Cancer Fighters team recently participated at the Martin County Relay for Life. On behalf of the team, I would like to thank everyone for their generous donations and support for this worthy cause. Together we can make a difference.Marsha WilliamsCancer Fighters team captainWelcome

Grant funding helpful

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To the Editor:STEP, Inc. would like to publicly acknowledge the generosity of the Martin County Area Foundation.The foundation awarded us a sizable grant that we will use to upgrade the computers used by our staff and clients. Many of our current machines are older than 5 years and are in need ...

VA inspector general deserves lots of credit

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Perhaps the most important person in the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, leaving behind a long list of critics. Some say he did not do his job well enough. Others dislike him because he did it too well.Robert J. Griffin is retiring after 43 years in government, most recently as ...

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Celebrate the FourthThe Fairmont area has some fun things to do on the Fourth of July. We recommend getting out there to enjoy yourself with friends and family.Armstrong always has a nice celebration that includes events for kids and adults, leading up to a parade and fireworks.Heritage Acres ...

Great to see businesses plan expansions in town

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Lately, the economic news in Fairmont is beyond good - it's great. In case you missed it: Three local health services businesses are planning expansions, with total spending projected at more than $20 million.Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center, Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont and ...

Reformers should keep pressure on Obamacare

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Scare tactics have been an integral part of the strategy for foisting the deeply flawed Obamacare scheme on the American people. So it was last week after the Supreme Court ruled a part of the health care takeover affecting about 8.7 million new Medicaid clients is legal.That many people were ...

Getting back on the water

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To the Editor:Fairmont Area "Let's Go Fishing with Seniors" board of directors would like to thank the Sentinel for the coverage of our situation resulting from the storm on June 22.We also owe a big thank you to Beemer Companies for their quick response in supplying manpower and equipment to ...

Deficit, debt hang over American government

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Federal budget deficits in the half-trillion-dollar a year range apparently are being viewed as a success by President Barack Obama and other liberals.After leading the nation into four straight years of deficit spending that topped $1 trillion annually, Obama is benefiting from a slightly ...

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MNsure still needed?The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that the Affordable Care Act's nationwide tax subsidies for health insurance are constitutional. The ruling creates an interesting situation in Minnesota, where Republican lawmakers have pushed to abolish the state's own system, MNsure, ...

Waste, fraud, abuse run rampant at the VA

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It turns out that more than $54 million worth of prosthetic arms and legs purchased one at a time by Department of Veterans Affairs employees - charged on purchasing cards at $24,999 apiece - may be just the tip of a very dirty, expensive iceberg.Earlier this month, it was reported employees of ...

In response to storm, many show great spirit

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A?violent windstorm blew through the area on Monday, snapping trees and causing other damage. People are still cleaning up. But there has been a lot of hard work and good will already in the wake of the storm.Sherburn was among the towns that really got blasted. The town was a mess, with trees ...

When hate is taught, U.S. should take action

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Throughout the Middle East are schools in which millions of boys and girls are taught mathematics, language skills, science and hatred of Jews and sometimes Americans.A new study on how attitudes are formed and persist is deeply concerning in regard to those schools, some of which are supported ...

Mentoring thanks you

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To the Editor:Martin County Mentoring Network would like to thank all of the individuals and businesses that have contributed to our organization during the second quarter of 2015. So far this year, these charitable companies/organizations have provided youth with several activities that ...

Where does Clinton stand on trade issue?

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Most candidates for president love to be surrounded by reporters. That requires them to be ready to answer questions, of course.But former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is different. She has made it abundantly clear she views the press as an enemy - because reporters ask questions and give ...

Drivers: Be careful

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To the Editor:Dear drivers:?Slow down ... look twice. Your haste could cause a motorcyclist's tragedy.I rode for 26 years before someone pulled out in front of me. The result: a coma and a brain injury. Three months later, I learned to walk again.A brain injury is a lifetime issue. I'm unable ...

Thanks for support

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To the Editor:The Fairmont Uptown Kiwanis Club thanks the following businesses for contributions to the Kiwanis baseball fundraiser on June 18 at the Fairmont Elementary School ball diamonds: Hy-Vee for the hot dogs and buns; Culligan Water of Fairmont for the water; and Perkins Restaurant for ...

Feds can’t seem to keep secret information secret

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Claims all the personal information on tens of millions of Americans being collected through Obamacare is secure sound less reassuring in light of a massive cyber security breach a few weeks ago.Hackers, possibly from China, obtained access to personal information about virtually every federal ...

Impressed by med center

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To the Editor:Wow, what a tour we had at Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont. Many staff were on hand to explain their departments as we saw the whole building.We were impressed with the progressive care unit, where with a push of the button they had photo-voice contact with consulting staff and ...