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Opinion

  • Capitol Notebook: Environmental battles bring investigation, accusations

    On the long list of targets for Gov. Paul LePage at his angry news conference last week was the Land for Maine’s Future Board, which he has trapped in one of the most bitter political fights of this legislative season. The governor has refused to release bonds, already approved by vo...

  • Letter: Clean Power Plan deserves support

    Several weeks ago the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plan, which sets the first federal limits on unrestricted carbon pollution from existing power plants. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling on st...

  • The Universal Notebook: Give us the liberty to choose death

    As a death-denying culture we tend to turn ourselves inside out linguistically to avoid the truth. The phrase “physician-assisted suicide” and even the far more innocuous “death with dignity” have been replaced in recent years with generic obfuscations of the sort e...

  • Abby's Road: A little advice for the Class of 2015

    To those of you graduating from high school this spring, here is some advice: When Maureen Stapleton won an Oscar in 1982, she immortalized her acceptance speech by stating that she wanted to thank everyone she’d ever met in her entire life. You should do that now. Thank every...

  • Short Relief: Portland needs a few good candidates for mayor

    Portland’s second mayoral election in almost a century is five months away and the only person who has announced their intention to run is a homeless, self-described revolutionary who admits he has no chance of winning. Is it any wonder that Mayor Michael Brennan chooses to lay low a...

  • Letter: Maine PUC isn't doing its job

    This letter is in response to your article on a class-action lawsuit against the PUC because of the forced installment of smart meters ("Maine ...

  • Letter: Falmouth graduate deserves admiration

    I've got a new hero: Cole Walsh. He's the Falmouth High School senior that the The Forecaster featured last week ("Class of 2015: Falmouth seni...

  • Letter: Baker's shellfish vote a disappointment

    I am disappointed that state Sen. Linda Baker, R-Topsham, reversed her position on LD 435, "An Act To Extend the Protection of Municipal Shellfish Conservation Programs." As a previous supporter of this bill, which would have extended by two years a pilot study on the invasive green crabs ...

  • Letter: Assisted suicide is bad public policy

    Marian McCue's Capitol Notebook column about physician-assisted suicide ("Lawmakers weigh 'Death with Dignity' bill") did not p...

  • Letter: Support Maine's Clean Elections Initiative

    More than 85,000 signatures were delivered to the secretary of state’s office on Jan. 21 to qualify the Clean Elections Initiative for the 2015 ballot. They represented people from all over the state. From Republicans and Democrats, to the Greens and the unenrolled, untraceable overspending...