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Opinion

  • 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: 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, ...

  • Letter: Leaving RSU 5 will put focus back on education

    As a mother, I am glad that there is an agreement in place that not only allows all children attending Freeport High School presently to graduate together, but for all kids to continue at FHS into the future. All available spots at FHS up to 500 students will be available to Pownal and Durham for...

  • Letter: Re-elect Gideon in House District 48

    I am writing to urge the re-election of Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon to the Maine Legislature in House District 48. She has proved to be a tireless representative for our district. In addition, she has earned the respect of legislators on both sides of the aisle for her understanding and leadershi...

  • Letter: Watson will be a voice for clammers

    This Election Day our family is voting for the only local candidate in the House District 51 race, Republican Byron Watson. Byron will go to Augusta and represent our local marine needs and fight hard for the clammers. We aren’t going to find a better friend than Byron Watson.