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  • Short Relief: The rest of the DHHS story

    I recently heard Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew speak. Her department administers many of our state's biggest benefit programs, including Mainecare (or Medicaid), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP, formerly food stamps), Temporary Assistance to Needy ...

  • Letter: Patient should control end-of-life decision

    I am a terminally ill cancer patient; the perfect example of someone who could benefit from the passing of LD 1270, "An Act Regarding Patient-Directed Care at End of Life." Believe me, I am in no hurry to die (I am only 55), but there is no cure for my metastatic colon cancer. It would give me gr...

  • Letter: Patient should control end-of-life decision

    I am a terminally ill cancer patient; the perfect example of someone who could benefit from the passing of LD 1270, "An Act Regarding Patient-Directed Care at End of Life." Believe me, I am in no hurry to die (I am only 55), but there is no cure for my metastatic colon cancer. It would give me gr...

  • Letter: Re-elect Farber to Falmouth Town Council

    I am writing in support of Karen Farber for Falmouth Town Council. I met Karen when she first moved to Falmouth over 15 years ago. From our first meeting at the middle school, I was impressed with her advocacy for strong education and her dedication to the community she had just joined. Fi...

  • Letter: Support the EPA's Clean Power Plan

    “There is no likely way the entire United States can run on renewable energy.” Pretty much the thesis of any climate change/global warming naysayer. Until I learned more about innovations for renewable energy and the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, I didn’t have hope for the USA t...

  • Capitol Notebook: Trying to break Maine’s bottle bill

    A few weeks ago, several middle-school students holding a bottle drive arrived at my doorstep to raise money for their sports team. Fortunately, I had a full bag to give them. Bottle drives, redemption centers, and the bottles that are left out on trash pickup night for folks to take and r...

  • The Universal Notebook: A Portland Museum of Art Biennial beef

    The Portland Museum of Art Biennial has become an important exhibition of new Maine art. This year it will be held from Oct. 8 to Jan. 3, 2016, but it is already generating controversy because of the way the artists were selected. The exhibition is underwritten by a bequest from the estate...

  • The Right View: Hernandez trial holds a mirror to society

    I had never watched families deliver impact statements during the sentencing portion of a trial before. I did at the conclusion of the Aaron Hernandez trial, and many of our society’s ills came into focus. There was no question after listening to the family of Odin Lloyd that they ha...

  • Letter: Running for Falmouth School Board

    I’m a candidate for Falmouth School Board. My family moved to Falmouth from Maryland six years ago. I have three children: One son is a 2013 Falmouth High School graduate, another is an FHS sophomore, and my daughter is in eighth grade. I currently work as an editor and writer for a food ma...

  • Letter: Beem is right: we're suckers

    Regarding Edgar Allen Beem's piece "Welcome to the United Suckers of America," some people may be offended, but I thought ...