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Opinion

  • Letter: Town, school waste tax dollars

    The town's management resistance to answering Freedom of Access Act requests rises in direct relationship to the amount of money being wasted. Nathan Poore, Dan O'Shea, and Barbara Powers have Peter Felmly, Esq. of Drummond Woodsum, on what must be the equivalent of speed dial. Instead of just ...

  • Letter: Davis supports small businesses

    I’m pleased to endorse Jerry Davis to represent us again in the Maine State Senate. He deserves our vote to be sent back to Augusta. One of Jerry's biggest asset is his ability to talk to us, not at us. He is an avid listener and common sense leader that we need in these tough ec...

  • Letter: Students requiring restraint should be expelled

    Anyone mystified by the poor results of our public education system despite ever increasing public funding needs look no further that the recent series in the Forecaster on school policies governing "physical restraint" of students who apparently cannot comport with behavior not requiring “... 1

  • Letter: High school renovation will keep taxpayers in town

    I encourage all property tax payers in South Portland to support the bond issue for high school renovation. If you think voting no is a way to keep your taxes low, please consider: Parents with children in elementary grades are watching this vote closely. If this bond fails, those who can ...

  • Letter: Support high school renovation for future generations

    I am writing in support of the upcoming vote on the South Portland High School Renovation Project. With absentee ballots available and election day just around the corner, I feel that it is critical for people to become informed on this important ballot question. While discussions about t...

  • Letter: Re-elect Bliss in Senate District 7

    On Nov. 2 Larry Bliss is running for re-election as state senator for District 7 (South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and the Black Point area of Scarborough). Among Larry's accomplishments I am impressed by his efforts to protect Maine's environment, to reduce income and property taxes, to protect o...

  • Letter: Falmouth should reuse old schools

    I am writing to express my support for the proposal to convert the Lunt and Plummer-Motz campus into a community space, with a possibility for the Falmouth library to expand to the site as well. These beautiful historic buildings would provide a much-needed amenity to our community, in a conveni...

  • Letter: Legislation proves Nelson's worth

    When choosing a representative for House District 112 look to what Rep. Mary Nelson has done for us. She has focused on getting things accomplished in Augusta and works on efforts to pass legislation that benefits us all – not a few special interests. In 2009 she co-sponsored many pieces ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Langlais in limbo

    As the Portland Public Art Committee ponders whether to dismantle and store “Tracing the Fore,” the stillborn sculptural installation in Boothby Square, its members might do well to consider the fate of another dismantled work of art that has been languishing in limbo for the past 30 ...

  • Letter: Woodbury for state Senate

    A vote for Dick Woodbury, who is running as an independent for state Senate, is a vote for an opportunity for Maine to fiscally right itself. He has a well-grounded vision for Maine in terms of its financial policy, education priorities and quality of life issues. His legislative experienc...