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Opinion

  • Letter: Leland for Freeport Sewer District board

    I served on the Freeport Sewer Board of Trustees for 18 years. I know what is expected of those who serve on the board, as well as the time commitment involved. Sally Leland is energetic, resourceful, engaging and thoughtful. She wants to ensure the sewer district is strategically prepared for fu...

  • Letter: Elect Pierce in House District 44

    Please join me in voting for Democrat Teresa Pierce in Maine House District 44. Teresa has a proven record of leadership as a two-term Falmouth town councilor. She displayed tremendous fiscal responsibility by pursuing opportunities for regionalization to save costs without loss of service. Teres...

  • Letter: Vote yes to regain control of Freeport schools

    Freeport will have the chance to join more than 20 other towns in Maine who are fed up with the forced assumptions of involuntary school consolidation. The shortcomings of that 2008 law are evident in our RSU: unequal funding burdens cause friction, discontent and a five-year string of opposition...

  • Letter: Re-elect House to S.P. School Board

    Please join me in voting for Mary House for re-election to the South Portland School Board. I have been a neighbor of Mary's for the past 15 years and have come to know her well. I know Mary cares deeply about South Portland students and is both a strong advocate and good listener. She understand...

  • Letter: Elect Pierce to Falmouth seat in House

    Democrat Teresa Pierce has my vote to represent Falmouth's House District 44 in the Legislature. We were fortunate to have my brother, Sen. Dick Woodbury, represent us in Augusta. And now we have another opportunity to have a qualified neighbor speak for us. Teresa will bring a balanced ap...

  • 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: 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.”

  • 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.