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Opinion

  • Letter: Iverson descendant backs Falmouth library plan

    I heartily support the referendum to expand the Falmouth Memorial Library. I am a descendant of the Iverson family. Our family agrees with the decision to demolish the original home, built by our distant cousin, Iver Iverson in 1904. This is a financially prudent decision in order to make the bes...

  • Letter: Falmouth should approve library referendum

    Falmouth voters, on Nov. 4, please vote yes for the bond authorizing up to $2.8 million to assist in covering the renovation costs of the Falmouth Memorial Library. A wonderful, overused and outdated building, the library is ready for renovations to create much-needed space for traditional...

  • Letter: Vote no on the Payson property bond

    As a 60-plus-year resident of Cumberland, I urge all of my fellow citizens to become acquainted with the issues surrounding Question 1. Thanks to the town website, you can view two meetings that present exceptional information on both sides of the question. First, the July 28 meeting, which highl...

  • Letter: Elect Watson in House District 51

    I've known Byron Watson for many years. He loves his family and community. He is well versed in politics and cares deeply about our system our governing. The House District 51 House race is important and I think we need a local voice to represent it. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins agrees that Byron is t...

  • Letter: Whole RSU 5 is better than its parts

    Since 2008, the same year Regional School Unit 5 was formed, we have witnessed many changes. Among them: The deepest recession since the Great Depression; dramatic reductions in state education funding; implementation of Common Core Standards; proficiency-based diploma requirements; new st...

  • Letter: Denno for state rep in District 45

    I am writing to endorse Democrat Dale Denno, whom I have known since 1985, for state representative from House District 45. Dale has extensive legal and financial experience, having worked in both private industry and for the state as an assistant AG and as head of the largest agency within the D...

  • Letter: Don't gamble on withdrawal from RSU 5

    I am the mother of three boys and this is my ninth straight year with a student at Freeport High School. The benefits from Regional School Unit 5 are obvious to our family. The youngest has had more academic opportunities especially in science, stronger sports teams and a far more diverse social ...

  • Letter: Elect Pierce in House District 44

    Having worked with Teresa Pierce for years on the board of the Falmouth Education Foundation, I know that she is hard-working and committed to quality public education, accessible to all Maine children. As a town councilor, Teresa proved to be a dedicated and inclusive leader, collaborating with ...

  • Letter: Vote for Breen in state Senate District 25

    Here's why I’m supporting Democrat Cathy Breen in state Senate District 25: Cathy Breen has a proven record of public service, she believes in strong public schools; she supports quality health care, including mental health services; she is a creative, cooperative thinker who is will...

  • Letter: Michaud, not Cutler, spoils the election

    Clever ploy by columnist Steve Woods (an admitted Michaud supporter) to paint Eliot Cutler as the spoiler when it’s Mike Michaud who is the spoiler (