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Opinion

  • Letter: Send Manchester, Payeur to the Legislature

    We rarely get the chance to vote for candidates like Republicans Cathy Manchester and Greg Payeur, with long records of real accomplishment. Cathy is running in state Senate District 25. Maine's first female chief of police, a trained professional, now a highly successful Realtor, Cathy wi...

  • Letter: Talbot for Topsham in House District 54

    Living in the growing region of Topsham, I’m concerned with decisions moving forward that will affect our residents. In the coming election we need a fresh voice that will reflect the makeup of our community in developing business while maintaining our quality of life. Republican Kim...

  • Letter: Pierce for Falmouth in House District 44

    We write in enthusiastic support of Democrat Teresa Pierce's election to represent House District 44. Teresa has served Falmouth and the surrounding community for years with exceptional energy, competence and good humor, most recently, as an active and inclusive chairwoman of Falmouth's Town Coun...

  • Letter: Former state rep endorses Watson for House

    House District 51 citizens are fortunate to have the opportunity to send Republican Byron Watson to Augusta this fall. Byron is a hard-working single father of two toddlers and dedicated public servant whose family has lived in our community for generations. Byron knows the district inside and ou...

  • Letter: Breen has right background for state Senate

    As a graduate of Falmouth High School and a young person living in Falmouth, I support Democrat Cathy Breen for state Senate District 25. Breen has been a leader on the issues impacting young people, from education to jobs and health care. I moved back to Maine after college because I miss...

  • 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: Farewell, Route 1, Yarmouth

    Last week Carolyn and I sold our home of 32 years and moved on. I will miss a great deal about fair Yarmouth – the terrific library, the excellent schools, the outstanding dump, the great public employees, the lovely parks, Royal River Books, Pat’s Pizza, Bruce’s Burritos...

  • Forecaster Forum: Money motivates opponents of South Portland 'Clear Skies'

    Maine is not an oil-producing state and there are no refineries here. Maine gets its refined petroleum products from refineries in Saint John, New Brunswick, and, to a lesser extent, Montreal. This simple geographic fact must be repeated several times, apparently, in order to understand wh...