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Opinion

  • Letter: Whole RSU 5 is better than its parts

    Since 2008, the same year Regional School Unit 5 was formed, we have witnessed many changes. Among them: The deepest recession since the Great Depression; dramatic reductions in state education funding; implementation of Common Core Standards; proficiency-based diploma requirements; new st...

  • Letter: Denno for state rep in District 45

    I am writing to endorse Democrat Dale Denno, whom I have known since 1985, for state representative from House District 45. Dale has extensive legal and financial experience, having worked in both private industry and for the state as an assistant AG and as head of the largest agency within the D...

  • Letter: Don't gamble on withdrawal from RSU 5

    I am the mother of three boys and this is my ninth straight year with a student at Freeport High School. The benefits from Regional School Unit 5 are obvious to our family. The youngest has had more academic opportunities especially in science, stronger sports teams and a far more diverse social ...

  • Letter: Elect Pierce in House District 44

    Having worked with Teresa Pierce for years on the board of the Falmouth Education Foundation, I know that she is hard-working and committed to quality public education, accessible to all Maine children. As a town councilor, Teresa proved to be a dedicated and inclusive leader, collaborating with ...

  • Letter: Vote for Breen in state Senate District 25

    Here's why I’m supporting Democrat Cathy Breen in state Senate District 25: Cathy Breen has a proven record of public service, she believes in strong public schools; she supports quality health care, including mental health services; she is a creative, cooperative thinker who is will...

  • Letter: Michaud, not Cutler, spoils the election

    Clever ploy by columnist Steve Woods (an admitted Michaud supporter) to paint Eliot Cutler as the spoiler when it’s Mike Michaud who is the spoiler (

  • Letter: Too many unanswered questions about Payson property

    Residents of Cumberland will soon vote on borrowing $3 million to purchase part of the Payson property, 179 Foreside Road, with noteworthy tidal shorefront. This beautiful property appropriately carries significant restraints on town use due to its conservation easement. Recommended restrictions ...

  • Letter: Don't be chicken, vote for Breen

    I am supporting Democrat Cathy Breen this November in state Senate District 25 because she helped my chickens come home to roost. Geoff Dyhrberg

  • Letter: Vote Snow for state rep in District 47

    Please consider voting for my friend Rick Snow as House District 47 representative. I have known Rick since my family moved to Maine over three years ago and I can’t think of a better person for the job. Rick has volunteered his time to help the scouting program be successful here in Yarmou...

  • Letter: Send Manchester, Payeur to the Legislature

    When you vote please keep uppermost in mind the welfare of Maine’s residents. In this important election we need to focus on quality representation. Who will best serve Maine’s interests? I’m enthusiastic about two candidates’ qualities; their sound judgment, good h...