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Opinion

  • Letter: Support Pierce in House District 44

    I support Democrat Teresa Pierce as Falmouth’s representative in state House District 44. Teresa’s active support of Falmouth’s school district provides evidence of her ability to advocate for the educational policy and the funding necessary for Maine’s students. A long li...

  • Letter: Education matters to House candidate Denno

    Providing and supporting a high-quality, cost-effective secondary school education for our children is our single most important responsibility. Our representatives in Augusta have significant influence over the direction and funding of our public school system. Democrat Dale Denno has the right ...

  • Letter: Cutler's chances are better than Beem thinks

    Has it occurred to Edgar Allen Beem that there are actually intelligent civic-minded Republicans who will not vote for Gov. Paul LePage or Mike Michaud and will choose Eliot Cutler? Has it occurred to him that the waffling on gun control, choice, and demanding accountability from the Veterans Adm...

  • Letter: Manchester is the Cathy for Senate District 25

    There are two Cathies running for the state Senate in District 25: Cathy Breen and Cathy Manchester. I have worked with both of them. Both have been town councilors; both believe in strong public schools. Both are capable and care about people. I’m enthusiastically supporting Republi...

  • 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: Wait for debates before voting for governor

    In the 2010 campaign for governor there were 31 debates between the candidates, allowing voters to make informed choices at the polls. This year, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and Gov. Paul LePage don’t want to debate Eliot Cutler. They want voters to vote early, before the six scheduled debates, ...

  • Letter: Vote for McCreight in House District 51

    As a retired educator and a grandmother, I am voting for Democrat Joyce “Jay” McCreight for our representative in House District 51. Jay knows the issues facing our teachers and students in public education. As a volunteer at the Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick, and a social wor...

  • Letter: A blurred line between 'news,' 'commentary'

    Most journalists adhere to certain standards of fairness and accuracy in reporting and commenting on the news. These standards are outlined in the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics. Journalists who follow that code pledge to "distinguish between advocacy and news reporting" in t...

  • Letter: Talbot for Topsham state representative

    Republican Kim Talbot has worked for large and small businesses and has owned a business. She understands the plight of business in Maine and of the worker. She wants to help people, not support them. Businesses need the support of the Legislature. The better a business does the more emplo...