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  • Letter: House District 25 no place for GOP PAC

    I’m concerned that a national political action committee has picked state Senate District 25 as one of 14 races to focus on nationally

  • Letter: Vote Denno for Cumberland House seat

    The town of Cumberland is fortunate to have a well-qualified candidate to represent House District 45. Democrat Dale Denno has lived in town for 30 years and been an active member of our community. Denno served on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors and was elected chairman. ...

  • Short Relief: Minimum wage discussion is too important to keep under wraps

    The United States has had a national minimum wage since 1938, when Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act. It was the result of a long, public, contentious process. As part of his New Deal to combat the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt had been trying to find a way to p...

  • The Universal Notebook: Farewell, Route 1, Yarmouth

    Last week Carolyn and I sold our home of 32 years and moved on. I will miss a great deal about fair Yarmouth – the terrific library, the excellent schools, the outstanding dump, the great public employees, the lovely parks, Royal River Books, Pat’s Pizza, Bruce’s Burritos...

  • Forecaster Forum: Money motivates opponents of South Portland 'Clear Skies'

    Maine is not an oil-producing state and there are no refineries here. Maine gets its refined petroleum products from refineries in Saint John, New Brunswick, and, to a lesser extent, Montreal. This simple geographic fact must be repeated several times, apparently, in order to understand wh...

  • Letter: Columnist paints incomplete portrait of LePage

    In Julie McDonald-Smith's column about “what the press won’t tell you about Paul LePage,” she lists what she vi...

  • Letter: Wait for debates before voting for governor

    In the 2010 campaign for governor there were 31 debates between the candidates, allowing voters to make informed choices at the polls. This year, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and Gov. Paul LePage don’t want to debate Eliot Cutler. They want voters to vote early, before the six scheduled debates, ...

  • Letter: Vote for McCreight in House District 51

    As a retired educator and a grandmother, I am voting for Democrat Joyce “Jay” McCreight for our representative in House District 51. Jay knows the issues facing our teachers and students in public education. As a volunteer at the Coffin Elementary School in Brunswick, and a social wor...

  • Letter: A blurred line between 'news,' 'commentary'

    Most journalists adhere to certain standards of fairness and accuracy in reporting and commenting on the news. These standards are outlined in the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics. Journalists who follow that code pledge to "distinguish between advocacy and news reporting" in t...

  • Letter: Talbot for Topsham state representative

    Republican Kim Talbot has worked for large and small businesses and has owned a business. She understands the plight of business in Maine and of the worker. She wants to help people, not support them. Businesses need the support of the Legislature. The better a business does the more emplo...