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Opinion

  • 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...

  • Letter: Breen values Maine's economy, environment

    As someone who has a deep appreciation for Maine’s environment, I support Democrat Cathy Breen for state Senate in District 25. Breen recognizes that Maine’s environment and culture make it an enticing place to live and work. Under informed leadership, environmental and cultura...

  • Letter: House District 25 no place for GOP PAC

    I’m concerned that a national political action committee has picked state Senate District 25 as one of 14 races to focus on nationally

  • Letter: Vote Denno for Cumberland House seat

    The town of Cumberland is fortunate to have a well-qualified candidate to represent House District 45. Democrat Dale Denno has lived in town for 30 years and been an active member of our community. Denno served on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors and was elected chairman. ...

  • The Right View: Mutual tolerance is not an option

    “COEXIST”? I don’t know about you, but I’m rather tired of being lectured to by liberals via bumper-stickers. You don’t coexist with animals who cut off people’s heads with knives and send the footage out around the world on YouTube, or drive tens...

  • Short Relief: Minimum wage discussion is too important to keep under wraps

    The United States has had a national minimum wage since 1938, when Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act. It was the result of a long, public, contentious process. As part of his New Deal to combat the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt had been trying to find a way to p...

  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s make a deal, Mr. Cutler

    Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler got a bit of a boost last week when independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed him. Sen. King and Mr. Cutler seem to share the belief that only an independent can break through partisan gridlock to get things done. The only trouble with that ...

  • Abby's Road: After a Trapper Keeper snaps shut, it never lets go

    The iconic portrait of my life features me at the tender age of 7. It can be attributed to my mother, who snapped it on whatever predated the disposable camera. At least one of my sisters was likely hugging her knee at the time. In the calm second my mother’s pointer finger was able ...