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Opinion

  • Letter: Cumberland Question 2 is bad for business

    Local businesses will suffer if Cumberland’s contract zone Question 2, the proposed connection of Harris Road and Route 9 in support of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, passes in November. Diverting traffic to Harris Road will not only endanger local student athletes and residents who s...

  • Letter: Send Breen, Pierce to the Legislature

    I have been honored to serve in the Maine House for the past six years. As independent Sen. Dick Woodbury and I step aside from our elected positions, Falmouth voters will choose new representatives in the House and Senate. Falmouth citizens are fortunate to have Democrats Teresa Pierce (House Di...

  • Letter: Cumberland beach cost goes beyond purchase

    Are Cumberland taxpayers aware of the project costs of the Payson property purchase beyond the initial $4.8 million ($3 million purchase plus $1.8 million interest cost)? What are the costs to establish the proposed infrastructure: 2,400 feet of road, a 40-car gravel parking lot, and moving the "...

  • Letter: Cooper responds when Yarmouth constituents call

    I am writing to endorse the candidacy of Democratic state Rep. Janice Cooper for re-election in House District 47. Until recently, I have had little reason to embrace politicians, but Janice is a unique legislator who truly listens to her constituents and dedicates herself to achieving the...

  • Letter: Yarmouth should take action on train whistles

    I have lived in Yarmouth my entire life. Our family business is here. I think that every resident of our community should have the right to a reasonable level of peace and quiet that allows them to enjoy their home. Each day now, the train whistles of the Amtrak Downeaster at two crossings make t...

  • Letter: Falmouth library plan makes sense

    I have been a supporter of the Falmouth Memorial Library for many years. My time as a library patron goes back to the late 1960s when my mother would bring me to the library on Friday evenings and I would get to pick out that week's reading to borrow and take home. Thanks to her patience and to h...

  • Letter: Gideon cares about climate, energy

    In southern Maine, the increase in winter temperatures has produced a surge in deer ticks and Lyme disease. In the northern part of the state, moose are covered with thousands of winter ticks that bleed them to death. More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere produces increased acidification of our c...

  • Letter: Freeport's Gideon stands for education in the House

    Democratic state Rep. Sara Gideon has proved throughout her tenures on both the Freeport Town Council and in the House that she is a strong supporter of education. As a teacher in Freeport schools, I see her consistently demonstrate a strong commitment to improving schools for all students. She u...

  • Letter: Falmouth's Pierce is what the Maine House needs

    I could use this space to tell you about Democrat Teresa Pierce’s strong record of promoting economic vitality through infrastructure development – her leadership in bringing natural gas to Falmouth and improving Route One quickly comes to mind. I could write about one of Teresa&rsquo...

  • Letter: Tepler should represent Topsham in Augusta

    We are writing to voice our strong support for Democrat Denise Tepler in House District 54 in Topsham. The issues she is passionate about – ensuring good jobs for young Mainers, equitable revenue sharing by state government, and support for local farming initiatives – will m...