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Opinion

  • Letter: North Berwick rep backs Graham

    My strong belief that Anne Graham will do an outstanding job as your representative motivates me to write this letter of support. As a member of the Health and Human Services Committee, I have seen Anne testify before the committee in her role as a member of the Advisory Council on Health System...

  • Letter: Mitchell will be good for business

    There has never been a government plan that couldn’t stand improving. They always start well and then something is added on, and another item is attached and before long, what started as a workable plan is muddled and working inefficiently Clearly, Maine’s support for businesses needs...

  • Letter: Fed up with campaign signs

    Maine is one of four states with a billboard law that passed in 1979 and survived significant court challenges. In fact, Maine was second after Vermont to enact such legislation with the intent to protect Maine's scenic character, highway safety, support the economic benefits of tourism and the ... 2

  • Letter: Brunswick Dem backs Horch

    Although I have always voted Democrat, I am voting for Fred Horch, Green Independent candidate, for state representative on Nov. 2. His deep commitment to Brunswick as a small business owner and as the parent of three young kids in our schools, plus his understanding of the issues as a former la...

  • Letter: Nelson asks tough questions

    If anyone has ever been to a hearing for the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, you learn quickly never underestimate the power of Rep. Mary Nelson. Having recently gone before her committee, I recognized immediately Mary is not shy about asking anyone questions if she feels the iss...

  • Letter: Send Tepler to Augusta

    I am writing to express my support for Denise Tepler for representative in House District 60. I am also urging those of you who have yet to make a decision on who to support to look past any political designation and instead focus on how each candidate would represent us. Denise does not speak ...

  • Letter: Send Strang Burgess back to Augusta

    I wish to urge voters of House District 108 (Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Chebeague Island and Long Island) to cast their votes on Nov. 2 for Meredith Strang Burgess. For decades the voters of this district have sent smart, qualified, hard-working people to represent them in Augusta. Meredith me...

  • Letter: Return Bliss to the Senate

    Sen. Larry Bliss states that his legislative aims, if re-elected, will be to balance the best interests of the individuals and families he represents with promotion of business and jobs and protection of the environment. What a difficult task to coordinate all this. Often, enhancement of o...

  • The Universal Notebook: The coming collapse of capitalism

    Now that news has become a form of satirical entertainment, it’s not surprising to find some of the most profound insights into world affairs turning up as jokes on "The Colbert Report," "The Daily Show" and "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live." On SNL last week, for instance, f... 4

  • Short Relief: Half a mayor is worse than none

    I wasn’t particularly unhappy with the way that we have been voting in Portland. I was comfortable with the idea of each person having one vote. It is a relatively simple, straightforward, workable way to express a preference. One that has stood the test of time. I was unhappy tha...