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  • Letter: Send Payeur, Manchester to the Legislature

    Republicans Cathy Manchester and Greg Payeur have both proven they are smart, fair, committed, and most importantly, listen carefully to all sides before making informed, balanced decisions. After witnessing hyper-partisan politics a little too up close and personal, we deserve to be represented ...

  • Letter: No on 2 to keep Cumberland 'special'

    Residents of Cumberland circulated a petition and collected 600 signatures from voters to bring to ballot referendum Question 2. The wording is cumbersome and confusing, but it all comes down to character. Cumberland has always had a character of integrity and timelessness that appeals to ...

  • Letter: Yes on Cumberland waterfront purchase

    What a great time to be part of history. This is not really about you or me. It’s about access to Casco Bay for all Cumberland residents. Forever. The ballot question is very cryptic. It essentially says, should Cumberland buy a piece of land for $3 million? Here’s how t...

  • Letter: Keep the Harris Road dead end in Cumberland

    Please vote no on Question 2 in Cumberland: no contract zone, to help retain a safe dead-end road and save property taxes. Fifty-three percent of the residents surveyed for the Comprehensive Plan, did not want Harris Road to become a through way, yet the town pursued it. The taxpayers will have t...

  • Letter: Freeport should control its own schools

    I would like to urge my fellow voters to vote yes to exit the flawed Regional School Unit 5 school governance structure. Since the RSU formed, tri-town voters must now advocate in front of two different governing bodies – the Town Council and the RSU 5 board – each with it...

  • Letter: As governor, Cutler will invest in education

    Eliot Cutler is committed to making the critical investments in education necessary to expand opportunity to all Mainers, which in turn will foster a 21st century economy in Maine. Cutler correctly notes that it is the state’s shortage of young, skilled workers that is stifling investment a...

  • Letter: Re-elect Millett in Senate District 29

    Democratic state Sen. Rebecaa Millett works tirelessly on behalf of District 29 in Augusta. We are especially concerned: About the impact of early education and pre-kindergarten in reducing the achievement gap between economically disadvantaged and advantaged students. That t...

  • Letter: It's time for Cutler to leave the race

    You don't have to be Einstein to know that insanity, as Einstein said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. It's crystal clear. Eliot Cutler and Gov. Paul LePage were neck and neck in 2010 and Elizabeth Mitchell – who should have stepped aside –...

  • Letter: Beem's credibility grinds to a halt

    I am a liberal and follow, and usually agree, with what Edgar Allen Beem writes in his column. But in "Bumping, grinding and ...

  • Letter: Why the rush for the Payson property?

    Even though I live in Wildwood, I believe that shorefront should be open to all. However, the more I learn about the Payson property proposal, the more doubts I have. The property is very tidal, and therefore attractive to an array of birds, clams, horseshoe crabs and various vegetation. Question...