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Opinion

  • Letter: Leland for Freeport Sewer District board

    I served on the Freeport Sewer Board of Trustees for 18 years. I know what is expected of those who serve on the board, as well as the time commitment involved. Sally Leland is energetic, resourceful, engaging and thoughtful. She wants to ensure the sewer district is strategically prepared for fu...

  • Letter: Elect Pierce in House District 44

    Please join me in voting for Democrat Teresa Pierce in Maine House District 44. Teresa has a proven record of leadership as a two-term Falmouth town councilor. She displayed tremendous fiscal responsibility by pursuing opportunities for regionalization to save costs without loss of service. Teres...

  • Letter: Vote yes to regain control of Freeport schools

    Freeport will have the chance to join more than 20 other towns in Maine who are fed up with the forced assumptions of involuntary school consolidation. The shortcomings of that 2008 law are evident in our RSU: unequal funding burdens cause friction, discontent and a five-year string of opposition...

  • Letter: Re-elect House to S.P. School Board

    Please join me in voting for Mary House for re-election to the South Portland School Board. I have been a neighbor of Mary's for the past 15 years and have come to know her well. I know Mary cares deeply about South Portland students and is both a strong advocate and good listener. She understand...

  • Letter: Elect Pierce to Falmouth seat in House

    Democrat Teresa Pierce has my vote to represent Falmouth's House District 44 in the Legislature. We were fortunate to have my brother, Sen. Dick Woodbury, represent us in Augusta. And now we have another opportunity to have a qualified neighbor speak for us. Teresa will bring a balanced ap...

  • Letter: Cutler should go, Horch should win

    Gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler may split the vote like last time and still not win. If he really cares about Maine, he will show courageous leadership by stopping his campaign. He would ask supporters to vote any way they think best. Fred Horch for state representative in Senate Dist...

  • Letter: Payeur is her choice for almost 40 years

    It’s always been inevitable that there’s a trail of sawdust from Greg’s shop into our house. These days, though, instead of sawdust, everywhere you look there are palm cards, spreadsheets, calendars, maps and mailers: we’re in campaign mode. Greg and I are months away from...

  • Letter: Leland for Freeport Sewer District trustee

    I was introduced to Sally Leland through her work on the Freeport Active Living Task Force and participation in a local art group. Sally's approachable demeanor, willingness to listen, and thoughtful advocacy would benefit our sewer board. Sally's creative side sees the benefits of ...

  • Letter: Freeport can support its own school district

    Freeport already pays like an independent school system. In 2013-14 Freeport paid just over $2,000 extra per student over RSU 5’s average payment of around $11,000. This equals over $2.2 million extra to support an RSU. It’s equivalent to all system-wide technology, maintenance, stude...

  • Letter: Re-elect DeChant in House District 52

    State Rep. Jennifer DeChant, D-Bath, has had a perfect voting record of supporting public education in year two of the 126th Legislature. She voted for fair teacher evaluations, for fairness for retired teachers who wish to return to teaching, for a moratorium on for-profit charter schools, ...