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Opinion

  • Letter: Vote for Snow in House District 47

    On Nov. 4, residents of Yarmouth, Chebeague Island and Long Island will have an important choice to make regarding which legislative candidate receives their vote. As a voter in House District 47, I am proudly announcing my support for Republican Rick Snow. Rick is a small-business owner w...

  • Letter: Bond referendum will transform Falmouth library

    I was thrilled to watch the Falmouth Town Council vote unanimously in support of a Nov. 4 bond referendum to borrow up to $2.8 million for the renovation of Falmouth Memorial Library. I plan to vote wholeheartedly in favor of this bond. I am the mother of two adolescent children and currently the...

  • Letter: Topsham's Talbot in House District 54

    I will be voting for Republican Kim Talbot in House District 54 this November because she has the qualifications I am looking for in a state representative. Kim has run a successful business for over 20 years and has also spent time in the public sector. She has experience managing budgets...

  • Letter: Pierce stands for education, strong economy

    For a Maine workforce that is vibrant and provides Maine with workers who have the skills to compete nationally and globally, then join me in electing Democrat Teresa Pierce to the state Legislature from House District 44. Teresa has been involved in education for years. She served for six...

  • Letter: Maine state Senate needs Falmouth's Breen

    I was pleased to hear that Maine Conservation Voters has endorsed Democrat Cathy Breen in November for the state Senate District 25 seat. She deserves it. The organization has been an environmental watchdog in Augusta for more than 25 years, promoting forward-thinking policies that protect...

  • Letter: Columnist ignores shortfalls of LePage policies

    In response to Julie MacDonald-Smith's list of candidate accomplishments: ignoring the demonizing of Gov. Paul LePage's public personality, focus only on policy. The administration's refusal to expand Medicaid as covered by the Affordable Care Law has cost the state hundreds of millions of dollar...

  • The Universal Notebook: Monopolizing the medium

    If the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Department of Justice antitrust lawyers ever had an easy-peasy, slam-dunk decision to make, it is to deny the proposed merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast. Just about the only parties who think that merging the cable colossi is a great ...

  • Abby's Road: Walking on eggshells in my own back yard

    The acorns are falling, the leaves not far behind, And I’m bracing for what will occupy the mind Of the man who designed and built a chicken coop, That he filled with actual chickens who roam our yard in a loop. “They are beautiful!” he lies to me on...

  • Policy Wonk: Disinvestment in UMaine is staggering

    In 1968, the University of Maine System was founded, pulling seven campuses under a single board and chancellor. The Legislature appropriated 15.2 percent of undedicated state revenues to meet the operating budget of the system. In 2013, the Legislature appropriated 6.3 percent of undedica...

  • Forecaster Forum: Lost history, found awareness

    As this summer waned, the national hot topic once again concerned racism. In Ferguson, Missouri, a police officer shot and killed a black teenager named Michael Brown, whose hands were raised in surrender. We had the same conversation a summer ago after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimm...