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Opinion

  • Letter: Breen is caring, understands the issues

    In her role as state senator, Democrat Cathy Breen will bring strengths that include not only her ability to work well with people holding different points of view, but also her political experience and depth of understanding on the issues. She is smart, capable, and cares deeply about the people...

  • Letter: Older voters should back withdrawal from RSU

    As a reluctantly admitted member of Freeport's senior citizen cadre, I am going to vote for withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5. Thinking long term, if we remain part of the consolidated district we risk losing more good teachers, more teacher support, and more good students as standard...

  • Letter: Leland is right for Freeport Sewer District

    Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the Sewer District and how it’s run. Maybe we should, since we’re all connected to it from our homes, businesses and schools. The Sewer District in Freeport also sits little more than a football field’s length from the Ha...

  • Letter: Breen, Denno care about the environment

    I will vote for Democrats Cathy Breen for state Senate and Dale Denno for House in the legislative races in Cumberland because Breen and Denno will advocate for a clean and healthy environment, as shown by their endorsements from Maine Conservation Voters. Cumberland residents care about e...

  • Letter: Elect Chace in House District 46

    I have been voting since 1940, have worked all my life, and am a World War II Marine Corps veteran. I was sorry to learn that Durham loses Rep. Ellie Espling due to redistricting. However, I am overjoyed to support my friend and neighbor, Republican Paul Chace, in the race to become the new House...

  • The Universal Notebook: USM needs advocates, not apologists

    Back in May, in a column about the ongoing financial woes at the University of Southern Maine, I blamed the problem on “...

  • The Right View: Beware the 'Community Schools' movement in Maine

    The further takeover by the state of traditionally family- and parent-held roles just keeps coming. The key is to create a problem, then control the approach to “fixing” it. Couch whatever it is you are trying to do in feel-good, politically correct language and you will find yourself...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Please, Eliot, 'don't be a Cutler'

    Dear Eliot, I am writing to you with a personal plea: Please publicly announce your withdrawal from the governor’s race on Friday, Oct. 17. To be clear, I’m not suggesting that you endorse or support either Gov. Paul LePage or U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, just that you recogn...

  • Forecaster Forum: Bond will update, remediate Falmouth Memorial Library

    Falmouth voters have the opportunity in November to authorize the town to issue a bond to pay for half the cost of expanding Falmouth Memorial Library. I’d like to take the opportunity to address several questions residents may have when considering how to vote on the library referendum.

  • Forecaster Forum: Falmouth library bond puts cart before the horse

    In November, Falmouth voters will be asked to authorize spending up to $2.81 million of town bonds to finance half the cost to renovate and expand the Falmouth Memorial Library, to be matched by funds to be provided by the library through a capital campaign and "other fundraising efforts.”