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Opinion

  • Letter: Re-elect Cornell du Houx

    As a teacher in the Brunswick school system, I have seen state Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx work hard for our children and urge you to re-elect him.  As his record shows, he has been a tireless advocate for Brunswick and for Maine. At a debate he discussed a measure that he is proposing ...

  • Letter: Scontras for U.S. Congress

    In the race for the 1st Congressional District seat, the contrast between incumbent U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and challenger Dean Scontras could hardly be starker. Whatever the voters were expecting, Chellie Pingree has turned out to be one of the most liberal members of Congress. Pingree ...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth needs Governali on council

    Please consider casting your vote to re-elect Frank Governali to the Cape Elizabeth Town Council. Last year, Frank ran to fill a vacant one-year term on the council. During this time, the council started down the path on some important initiatives that will be crucial to the future of Cape Elizab...

  • Letter: Now is time to renew SPHS

    If you want to keep your taxes low now is the time to finance the renewal of the South Portland High School. Inflation was 1.1 percent over the last 12 months ending in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. In January 2006 the Consumer Price Index was 4 percent. The city could be ...

  • Letter: Votes for Cutler won't be wasted

    Like many voters, I want my vote to count toward making Maine a prosperous, vibrant state with a great educational system, a positive business environment, an affordable health-care system, a balanced budget, reasonable taxes and plentiful job opportunities. The only gubernatorial candid...

  • Letter: Russell for South Portland City Council

    South Portland voters have important choices to make on Nov. 2, and one of them is choosing among the candidates for two open City Council seats. Don Russell is the hands-down best candidate to fill one of those seats. His commitment, grasp of the issues and understanding of competing prioritie...

  • Letter: Vote yes on Question 3

    Over the past two decades Maine voters have overwhelmingly supported Land for Maine’s Future bonds which have helped protect 26 sites in Cumberland and York counties alone. Local projects include trails along the Presumpscot River in Portland, woodlands in Falmouth, two seabird nesting isla...

  • The Universal Notebook: The meat of the matter

    Are you a vegetarian? Neither am I, but we probably should be, both for the good of our bodies and of our souls. In a recent newspaper column entitled “How Will the Future Judge Us?,” Princeton University philosophy professor Kwame Anthony Appiah prophesizes that posterity will...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Community donates generously for student eyeglasses

    OK, confession time. I felt scared as I prepared to address the Portland Regional Chamber for the first time at last month’s "Eggs & Issues” program. This wasn’t stage fright. I’ve done plenty of public speaking. But I’d never used my position as a scho...

  • Forecaster Forum: Charter Commission gambles with Portland's future

    The Charter Commission is proposing a change in how Portland governs itself, asking citizens to gamble that a full-time elected mayor with a four-year term of office can produce better government than our current arrangement of a city manager reporting to a nine-member City Council. This i...