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Opinion

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith misses the point about coexisting

    I can't tell if Julie McDonald-Smith is intentionally misrepresenting and insulting people she labels liberal, or if she is actually that ignorant and misinformed about people who really are liberal.   Her convoluted "reasoning" manages to attribute meanings to "COEXI...

  • Letter: Watson's background is right for state House

    House District 51 voters have the chance to send a local representative to Augusta this November. Republican Byron Watson is not only a native of our district, he’s active in our community, serving on a number of boards and committees, coaching basketball and soccer, and volunteering his ti...

  • Letter: State playing games with Brunswick train barn

    The Maine Department of Environmental Protection waited until the last minute to inform the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority that they had issues with NNEPRA's storm-water permit application for the proposed Brunswick layover facility. Remember this is the same application that NNEPR...

  • Letter: Beem underestimates Cutler's opportunity

    Many frightened Maine liberals now realize how repugnant their Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Mike Michaud, is to most Mainers. Such liberals as journalist Edgar Allen Beem are now pleading for independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler to “make the ultimate sacrifice for the pub...

  • Letter: Wage-earners should support Michaud, Bellows

    Some businesses think that paying workers more than the current minimum wage will hurt the bottom line. But most economists disagree, and believe that increasing the minimum wage has a positive effect on the overall economy. When people make more money they have the ability to spend more money. T...

  • Letter: Breathing easier after South Portland tar sands ban

    I want to thank the mayor and City Council of South Portland for creating the Clear Skies Ordinance. They realized that although the Waterfront Protection Ordinance lost by a slim margin, the majority of the citizens, including many of the city councilors themselves, were against tar sands. Our c...

  • Letter: Vote for McCreight in state House District 51

    It is an honor and pleasure to write supporting Democrat Joyce “Jay” McCreight for state representative in District 51. I have been a resident of Orr's Island, Harpswell, for over 12 years. During eight of those years I ran a small business in South Portland and Brunswick, whic...

  • Letter: Send Manchester, Payeur to the Legislature

    We rarely get the chance to vote for candidates like Republicans Cathy Manchester and Greg Payeur, with long records of real accomplishment. Cathy is running in state Senate District 25. Maine's first female chief of police, a trained professional, now a highly successful Realtor, Cathy wi...

  • Letter: Talbot for Topsham in House District 54

    Living in the growing region of Topsham, I’m concerned with decisions moving forward that will affect our residents. In the coming election we need a fresh voice that will reflect the makeup of our community in developing business while maintaining our quality of life. Republican Kim...

  • Letter: Pierce for Falmouth in House District 44

    We write in enthusiastic support of Democrat Teresa Pierce's election to represent House District 44. Teresa has served Falmouth and the surrounding community for years with exceptional energy, competence and good humor, most recently, as an active and inclusive chairwoman of Falmouth's Town Coun...