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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: It's Stevoe versus the status quo

    Let me begin this new column with a proper introduction; my name is Stevoe and I’m an unreasonable man through and through. This self-designation is borrowed from George Bernard Shaw and his maxim, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists i...

  • The Universal Notebook: Lies, damn lies and Paul LePage

    Gov. Paul LePage is afraid to debate challengers Mike Michaud and Eliot Cutler because he can’t defend his abysmal record on the economy, education and the environment. So what does he do? He announces he won’t debate Michaud because Michaud has refused to repudiate a third-party ad t...

  • The Right View: Michaud stars in left's theater of the absurd

    Hamlet has to work out his own salvation in fear and trembling; he has to make a moral decision, in a complex situation where he cannot rely on cut-and-dried moral principles, or on the conventional code of the society in which he lives; and on his choice depend the fate of the people he love...

  • Short Relief: Dench the latest casualty in campaign against LePage

    Last week, the Legislature’s Joint Education Committee rejected one of Gov. Paul LePage’s three nominees to the University of Maine System board of trustees, Susan Dench. Dench is a former marketing professional. She helped found the Informed Women’s Network, a national o...

  • Letter: Legislature needs lawmakers like Denno

    I have known Dale Denno for 30 years as a colleague and a friend. That’s why I am so enthusiastic about his candidacy for the Maine House of Representatives, serving Cumberland and part of Gray. Dale has good judgment and good instincts about public issues; you can trust him to sort ...

  • Letter: Tepler for Topsham state representative

    Topsham needs to send a representative to Augusta who will support Mike Michaud’s economic plan. Like Mike, Democrat Denise Tepler believes that all Mainers deserve economic opportunity and good-paying jobs. As vice-chairwoman and then chairwoman of the Topsham Finance Committee, Den...

  • Letter: Good for developer, bad for Cumberland

    I'm retired and on a fixed income, so when I see the Cumberland Town Council approving contract zones that spend tax dollars to benefit developers and against residents, I worry about my taxes. Town Manager Bill Shane told The Forecaster his "biggest concern" about passing this contact zon...

  • Letter: Legislator backs Denno in House District 45

    Democrat Dale Denno is the right person to be the next state representative for Cumberland and Gray. His commitment to his community and our state are unmatched. Dale served on the School Administrative District 51 board and has been an active member of the Cumberland community for decades. He se...

  • Letter: Vote for Watson in House District 51

    Byron Watson of Brunswick is a single parent of two young children. He has committed much of his time in the community on the Brunswick School Board as chairman, as well as completing his degree in political science. Byron volunteered for many different positions at the Brunswick Parks & Recr...

  • Letter: Cumberland Question 2 is bad for business

    Local businesses will suffer if Cumberland’s contract zone Question 2, the proposed connection of Harris Road and Route 9 in support of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, passes in November. Diverting traffic to Harris Road will not only endanger local student athletes and residents who s...