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Opinion

  • Letter: Freeport can support its own school district

    Freeport already pays like an independent school system. In 2013-14 Freeport paid just over $2,000 extra per student over RSU 5’s average payment of around $11,000. This equals over $2.2 million extra to support an RSU. It’s equivalent to all system-wide technology, maintenance, stude...

  • Letter: Re-elect DeChant in House District 52

    State Rep. Jennifer DeChant, D-Bath, has had a perfect voting record of supporting public education in year two of the 126th Legislature. She voted for fair teacher evaluations, for fairness for retired teachers who wish to return to teaching, for a moratorium on for-profit charter schools, ...

  • Letter: Leaving RSU 5 will put focus back on education

    As a mother, I am glad that there is an agreement in place that not only allows all children attending Freeport High School presently to graduate together, but for all kids to continue at FHS into the future. All available spots at FHS up to 500 students will be available to Pownal and Durham for...

  • Letter: Re-elect Gideon in House District 48

    I am writing to urge the re-election of Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon to the Maine Legislature in House District 48. She has proved to be a tireless representative for our district. In addition, she has earned the respect of legislators on both sides of the aisle for her understanding and leadershi...

  • Letter: Watson will be a voice for clammers

    This Election Day our family is voting for the only local candidate in the House District 51 race, Republican Byron Watson. Byron will go to Augusta and represent our local marine needs and fight hard for the clammers. We aren’t going to find a better friend than Byron Watson.

  • Letter: Re-elect Cooper in House District 47

    We strongly support the re-election of Rep. Janice Cooper, D-Yarmouth, in House District 47. Janice understands that good government is an effective government. She has been an extraordinary public servant, and a friend to us all, working tirelessly on our behalf and displaying an uncommon openne...

  • Letter: Beeley for Scarborough Town Council

    I am writing to urge you to vote on Nov. 4 for Roger Beeley for Scarborough Town Council. As long-time residents of Scarborough, Roger and I have had many opportunities to work together on boards and committees around town and he has always been level-headed and fair. He is a superlative listener...

  • Letter: Future looks brighter with Breen

    As the parents of young children – active in the Yarmouth schools, the Yarmouth library, soccer, etc. – my wife and I think a lot about the future. Our children remind us that our choices have consequences. Our choices will affect the lives of our children (and yours) for many years t...

  • Letter: Library project adds value to Falmouth

    I am writing in support of the Falmouth Memorial Library referendum on the ballot in the upcoming election. As a Realtor, I often get asked about the local library by families moving to the area. A strong library is a great resource for a community, adds value to the overall appeal of a town, and...

  • Letter: Withdrawal from RSU 5 is too big a gamble

    Please vote no to Freeport withdrawing from Regional School Unit 5. This is a big gamble for Freeport. The withdrawal committee found a best-case savings of $288,000, if every Durham and Pownal student stays in Freeport. If they go elsewhere, our taxes go up and our schools diminish. The ...