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Opinion

  • Letter: Doubts about intent of Freeport withdrawal panel

    I am in complete disbelief on how the Freeport Withdrawal Committee is conducting itself. The first is to hold the high school future visioning meeting, one of such significant importance, on April 17 – the day before Good Friday and the evening of the beginning of spring vacation week, as ...

  • Letter: Christening at BIW not a cause for celebration

    My daughter noticed your April 11 front-page headline: "New Class of Destroyers to be Christened Saturday at BIW." She pointed out "Christ" and "Destroy" are linked. Thanks, Chelsea. That is definitely food for thought. Why are we burning up tax dollars to build killing machines we don't need? Th...

  • Letter: Cumberland Democrat seeks votes in House District 45

    I am writing to introduce myself as the Democratic candidate for state representative in District 45 (Cumberland and part of Gray). Due to Rep. Steve Moriarty’s decision not to seek re-election, and with his support and encouragement, I have decided to run. I believe I have the skill...

  • Letter: Yarmouth doctor backs Breen in Democratic primary

    Our state Senate District 25 has been well served by Sen. Dick Woodbury, U-Yarmouth. However, with his announcement not to seek re-election, I will be voting for Cathy Breen for state Senate. She is an excellent choice to represent us in Augusta. Cathy supports access to health care and me...

  • The Universal Notebook: We are all on welfare

    If you work hard all your life you will be rewarded by financial security. That’s one of the Big Right lies of American conservatism. As Republicans like Gov. Paul LePage and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., wage their war on the poor, blaming the victims and slashing social welfare programs,...

  • Abby's Road: Compassion, not pity, for Paltrow-style parenting

    My sister once referred to parenting as a daily science experiment. I am terrible at science. I think that equates to further confirmation that I am a terrible parent. If you had asked me six years ago, I would have expressed some confidence that I would make a decent mother. I was the clu...

  • Policy Wonk: Voter initiative should decide Mainecare expansion

    An obstinate governor and an ideologically driven Republican minority in the Legislature are on the cusp of again blocking Maine’s participation in the Affordable Care Act, a participation that would provide health insurance to some 60,000-70,000 low-income Mainers, and pour hundreds of mil...

  • Letter: Vote for Michaud to expand Maine Care

    I just don’t understand our governor’s reasoning or motivation. We have an unprecedented opportunity to provide our low-income neighbors with expansion of health care through Maine Care (Medicaid). The federal government will pay 100 percent of the cost for three years. If we d...

  • Letter: Portland seller of used books will be missed

    Your recent article about the closing of Annie's Book Stop ("Annie's bookselling story ends after 30 years," April 2) was both enlightenin...

  • Letter: Natural gas customers need liability disclosure

    It would be prudent for the town of Falmouth to have the company responsible for the installation of gas pipelines notify all residences on the designated roads that they would be fully responsible for any damage to all and any pipelines going from the street to the residential or non-residential...