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Opinion

  • Forecaster Forum: Falmouth library bond puts cart before the horse

    In November, Falmouth voters will be asked to authorize spending up to $2.81 million of town bonds to finance half the cost to renovate and expand the Falmouth Memorial Library, to be matched by funds to be provided by the library through a capital campaign and "other fundraising efforts.”

  • Superintendent’s Notebook: Great leaders make great schools

    Each year, Congress passes a resolution declaring October as National Principals Month. It’s appropriate our nation sets aside time to recognize those educators because they have some of the greatest impact on student achievement. In order to have great schools, you must have great l...

  • Letter: Freeport School Board candidate urges leaving RSU

    Last December, Freeport voters chose to explore withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5. Over the ensuing year, there's been intense public debate on the next best step. Much of the discourse has been centered on financing. Although funding our schools is important, it’s equally important to...

  • Letter: Elect Timmons in House District 45

    I want to thank my friend Mike Timmons for running for the Maine House. Mike has the ability to work with people from either side of the aisle with an open mind and a willingness to provide the very best for the people of Maine. Mike has the passion and the compassion to be a great leader. Mike h...

  • Letter: Proud to support Cooper's re-election bid

    We have been pleased to support Democratic Rep. Janice Cooper as our state representative. She has represented our district with distinction. Janice has been a fearless and effective advocate in supporting environmental and health legislation, among other issues. ...

  • Letter: Urging support for Democratic candidates

    When you’ve been involved in politics as long as I have you’d think it would be easy to become cynical or apathetic. But even though I started at 13 and it’s now 65 years later, I’ve always known I can’t afford to. It matters to me who speaks for the values I ...

  • Letter: Re-elect Cooper to Yarmouth House seat

    I write to wholeheartedly support Democratic state Rep. Janice Cooper for re-election in House District 47. Janice is strong, thoughtful, straightforward and smart. She has vigorously advocated for issues that are important to us and also to Maine’s future, including environmental protectio...

  • Letter: Experience makes Snow right for Legislature

    I read with interest the profiles of the candidates running for House District 47. I was struck by the details regarding Democratic Rep. Janice Co...

  • Letter: Re-elect Gideon in House District 48

    I met Democratic state Rep. Sara Gideon when I was 11 years old and in sixth grade at Freeport Middle School. I’m now 22, and I have babysat for Sara’s children for the past 10 years. I feel so lucky to still have Sara in my life. She has always been a role model for me, as a strong w...

  • Letter: Tepler in Topsham House District 54

    Topsham voters have an important choice: who will represent them in House District 54. Fortunately, there is one excellent candidate: Democrat Denise Tepler. Denise has been a friend and colleague of mine 30 years in serving the citizens of Topsham. On the School Board and the finance committee, ...