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Opinion

  • Letter: Op-ed wrong about Falmouth library proposal

    As a trustee of Falmouth Memorial Library, I would like to point out some inaccuracies in M. Roberts Hunt’s op-ed last week (...

  • Letter: Re-elect Chipman in House District 40

    I am writing in support of state Rep. Ben Chipman's re-election to the Maine Legislature. As a member of the School Board, I follow our state officials' work in regard to education. Last spring, when students at the University of Southern Maine protested cuts to faculty and courses, Chipma...

  • Letter: Bring local control back to Freeport schools

    Inside Regional School Unit 5, we have budget battles drawn on town lines, cost sharing confusion, and a looming high school classroom expansion – all dangerously paired with a student exodus. Absent proven, significant educational or financial advantages to a regional school unit, loc...

  • Letter: Send Payeur, Manchester to the Legislature

    Republicans Cathy Manchester and Greg Payeur have both proven they are smart, fair, committed, and most importantly, listen carefully to all sides before making informed, balanced decisions. After witnessing hyper-partisan politics a little too up close and personal, we deserve to be represented ...

  • Letter: No on 2 to keep Cumberland 'special'

    Residents of Cumberland circulated a petition and collected 600 signatures from voters to bring to ballot referendum Question 2. The wording is cumbersome and confusing, but it all comes down to character. Cumberland has always had a character of integrity and timelessness that appeals to ...

  • Letter: Yes on Cumberland waterfront purchase

    What a great time to be part of history. This is not really about you or me. It’s about access to Casco Bay for all Cumberland residents. Forever. The ballot question is very cryptic. It essentially says, should Cumberland buy a piece of land for $3 million? Here’s how t...

  • Letter: Keep the Harris Road dead end in Cumberland

    Please vote no on Question 2 in Cumberland: no contract zone, to help retain a safe dead-end road and save property taxes. Fifty-three percent of the residents surveyed for the Comprehensive Plan did not want Harris Road to become a throughway, yet the town pursued it. The taxpayers will have to ...

  • Letter: Freeport should control its own schools

    I would like to urge my fellow voters to vote yes to exit the flawed Regional School Unit 5 school governance structure. Since the RSU formed, tri-town voters must now advocate in front of two different governing bodies – the Town Council and the RSU 5 board – each with it...

  • Letter: As governor, Cutler will invest in education

    Eliot Cutler is committed to making the critical investments in education necessary to expand opportunity to all Mainers, which in turn will foster a 21st-century economy in Maine. Cutler correctly notes that it is the state’s shortage of young, skilled workers that is stifling investment a...

  • Letter: Re-elect Millett in Senate District 29

    Democratic state Sen. Rebecaa Millett works tirelessly on behalf of District 29 in Augusta. We are especially concerned: About the impact of early education and pre-kindergarten in reducing the achievement gap between economically disadvantaged and advantaged students. That t...