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Opinion

  • Letter: Falmouth councilor backs Richard

    Mainers are suffering. Maine must go in a new direction. Complicated, it is not. Maine’s existing bureaucracy has ballooned, supporting programs of “wants” and not “needs.” It has ignored our current economic environment. No matter how well intended the legisla...

  • Letter: Gerzofsky a compassionate leader

    I write to support Sen. Stan Gerzovsky for re-election in District 10 (Brunswick, Harpswell, Freeport, Pownal). He is a knowledgeable, effective leader who cares about people and real human needs. I know this from personal experience. Five years ago, when one of my children became seriousl...

  • Letter: Support South Portland High School

    The time is now to support the South Portland High School. I do not want the value of our house to decrease because we have not maintained our schools. I would rather pay a tax increase than see a 5 percent to 10 percent devaluation in our property values – a much larger amount ...

  • Letter: Graham listens in District 109

    With every new election, the bad behavior just seems to get worse and worse. The name calling and spreading of false information are a waste of time and energy and are a shameful way to model to our children. I’m grateful that a local candidate in District 109 has instead used her ti...

  • Letter: Thomas for Senate District 10

    As a resident of Brunswick, I am writing to express my strong support for Scott Thomas for state Senate in District 10 (Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell and Pownal). Scott understands that the shell game in Augusta with our tax dollars must stop. Over the past years Augusta has paid lip serv...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • No Sugar Added: The case of the shrinking Saltines

    The other day, I got a call from the high school nurse. My daughter, Ophelia, needed to be picked up. Apparently, her symptoms indicated that she may have suffered a concussion. Nausea, lightheadedness, trouble focusing on her work. How might this have happened, the school nurse inquired? 3