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Opinion

  • Letter: Re-elect Perfetti in Cumberland

    I am writing in strong support of Mike Perfetti for re-election to the Cumberland Town Council. Mike has earned my support thanks to his pragmatic, common-sense approach to issues before the council. Mike carefully considers the facts, engages all points of view and reaches out to constit...

  • Letter: Ramsay for Yarmouth Water District

    I urge Yarmouth voters to cast their vote on June 8 for Patricia Ramsay for trustee of the Yarmouth Water District. The Water District is a little scrutinized public-private entity that is responsible for providing clean water to our community. These services come at considerable cost to ...

  • Letter: Lovely lawn isn't worth the price

    Gardening season is here and we are faced with the question of whether to use lawn chemicals. As a former environmental chemist, I have a heightened understanding of toxins and would like to disclose insight into the hazards of pesticides and herbicides. The most alarming issue is mislea...

  • Letter: Support the SAD 51 budget

    If you’re still on the fence about the School Administrative District 51 budget, I’d like to urge you to vote yes and get behind a long-range plan of sustainability. Hold the line: June 8 will be the fourth vote to authorize the district to expend the same dollar amount. This ...

  • Letter: Otten for Maine governor

    As a mother to two children who will be raised and educated in Maine, the upcoming gubernatorial election is very important to their future. An important issue for many Maine families is the ability for our children to find jobs and to be able to stay in Maine and raise their own families. For ou...

  • The Universal Notebook: Welcome to the Grand Old (Tea) Party

    So where were the responsible adults when the Tea Party yahoos of the Knox County delegation to the Republican state convention were on their search-and-destroy mission at King Middle School in Portland? Their McCarthy-esque hunt led them to rummage through a teacher’s supplies, stea... 6

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Plans underway to improve elementary school buildings

    I was shocked to see the condition of most of Portland’s public elementary school buildings when I arrived last March as the district’s superintendent-elect. I recognize that strong teacher-student relationships are far more important than facilities. However, the building def...

  • Letter: Yes on Question 1

    The TV ads have started. Maine voters are asked to vote no on a plan to raise income taxes in a bad economy. These messages do not tell the whole story. The new law which was passed on June 12, 2009,would add new sales taxes on such services as car repairs, boat moorings and movie tickets....

  • Letter: Vote for debt reduction

    The discussions during the Democratic gubernatorial debates were distressing to say the least, and illustrate how out of touch our elected officials truly are. Libby Mitchell's comments about "investing" in a bond measure and Steve Rowe's statement that the "complexities of the economic problems ...

  • Letter: Fight cancer at Brunswick Relay for Life

    Just as the effects of a challenging economy are felt by families in every community, cancer, too, has a far-reaching impact. No matter how the stock market is performing or what the current unemployment rate may be, there are still many people battling a cancer diagnosis and many others who are ...