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Opinion

  • 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: Re-elect Cooper in House District 47

    We strongly support the re-election of Rep. Janice Cooper, D-Yarmouth, in House District 47. Janice understands that good government is an effective government. She has been an extraordinary public servant, and a friend to us all, working tirelessly on our behalf and displaying an uncommon openne...

  • Letter: Beeley for Scarborough Town Council

    I am writing to urge you to vote on Nov. 4 for Roger Beeley for Scarborough Town Council. As long-time residents of Scarborough, Roger and I have had many opportunities to work together on boards and committees around town and he has always been level-headed and fair. He is a superlative listener...

  • Letter: Future looks brighter with Breen

    As the parents of young children – active in the Yarmouth schools, the Yarmouth library, soccer, etc. – my wife and I think a lot about the future. Our children remind us that our choices have consequences. Our choices will affect the lives of our children (and yours) for many years t...

  • Letter: Library project adds value to Falmouth

    I am writing in support of the Falmouth Memorial Library referendum on the ballot in the upcoming election. As a Realtor, I often get asked about the local library by families moving to the area. A strong library is a great resource for a community, adds value to the overall appeal of a town, and...

  • Letter: Withdrawal from RSU 5 is too big a gamble

    Please vote no to Freeport withdrawing from Regional School Unit 5. This is a big gamble for Freeport. The withdrawal committee found a best-case savings of $288,000, if every Durham and Pownal student stays in Freeport. If they go elsewhere, our taxes go up and our schools diminish. The ...

  • Letter: Return Gideon to the state Legislature

    I am writing to endorse Democratic state Rep. Sara Gideon in House District 48. As a Freeport resident, I have known Sara as a parent, Freeport town councilor and a state representative. Sara has done an exemplary job keeping us informed about the state’s progress by communicating through l...

  • Letter: House District 47 should elect Snow

    Rick Snow is an excellent and most competent candidate for state representative. I’ve known Rick for a number of years, and I’ve found him to be an honest, straightforward individual who’s a hard worker. Rick has proven himself as a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in A...