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Opinion

  • Letter: Votes for Democrats are votes for health care

    Today 70,000 Mainers live in fear because they cannot afford needed health care. Five times Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed bills that would help them by allowing Maine to accept available Federal funds. And those dollars – $3 billion over 10 years – go directly to Maine’s...

  • Letter: Re-elect Gideon in House District 48

    I’m writing with enthusiastic support for the re-election of Rep. Sara Gideon in House District 48. Sara is a dedicated public servant working hard to listen and represent the interests of her constituents. Sara understands the complexity of the issues that are important to so many of us: q...

  • Letter: Schulz in state House District 48

    Voters in Freeport and Pownal House District 48 have an opportunity in this election to send an outstanding young man to the Maine House of Representatives. Republican Paul Schulz is not a politician in the traditional sense. He is a small-business owner who worked his way through college ...

  • Letter: Pierce knows how to build bridges

    I’m writing in support of Democrat Teresa Pierce for Falmouth state representative in House District 44. Teresa has been involved in the community for years, giving her a good understanding of the various issues that we face, locally and at the state level. I particularly appreciate that as...

  • Letter: Vote for Manchester in Senate District 25

    Aren't you glad Falmouth is not part of an RSU mired in an expensive divorce? Democrat Cathy Breen was an avid supporter of school consolidation for Falmouth. She did not listen. She was dismissive and patronizing to opposing views on school consolidation. Cathy Breen is a progressive with...

  • Letter: Vote no on Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5

    When school consolidation was thrust upon us, no one was happy about the idea. After more than a year of research, planning and hard work, an Regional School Unit 5 was formed. It was rocky at the start. After several years of contention, compromise, conflicts and concessions, we collectively hav...

  • Letter: Withdrawal from RSU 5 will hurt Freeport

    Last summer, the Freeport Town Council received a sobering report on the financial and educational impact of Freeport withdrawing from Regional School Unit 5. Since then, I've been skeptical about withdrawal. Like many others, I've been waiting for more data. The latest numbers, developed by the ...

  • Letter: Vote yes on Falmouth library renovation

    I wholeheartedly support the referendum to pay for half the cost of bringing the Falmouth Memorial Library into the 21st century. For years, library trustees have documented the need to expand. Study after study has investigated how much space is needed, how to address the mildew and water...

  • Letter: Bike-riding Portland councilor sets poor example

    I see on the front page of your Oct. 1 Portland edition a photo with Portland City Councilor Kevin Donoghue bicycle-riding with a group along Baxter Boulevard on a ride organized by the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. I might suggest that the committee offer some friendly advice to Donogh...

  • Letter: Chace is the choice in House District 46

    As native Mainers now in our 80s, we are pleased at the candidacy of Republican Paul Chace in our new House District 46, covering North Yarmouth, Durham and half of Pownal. He brings a breath of fresh air to our representation in Augusta and has an affinity toward us older people. As a bus...