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  • Letter: Denno has right background for Legislature

    As a Cumberland resident, I am grateful we have a candidate like Democrat Dale Denno prepared to represent our community in House District 45. Dale has the skills and experience to make our government more cost-effective and responsive to all Maine citizens. With an extensive business background,...

  • Letter: Denno for Cumberland state representative

    Democrat Dale Denno, a long time Cumberland resident, is getting my vote for state representative in House District 45. Dale has worked in the public and private sector, and contributed countless hours to public service. In his various roles, he has had the opportunity to successfully work with b...

  • The Universal Notebook: The trouble with trains

    The Amtrak Downeaster passes behind my house every day. I’m glad that it does. Passenger rail service north of Portland is a good thing and it’s no bother at all. It only takes 15 seconds from the time you hear it coming until it’s gone and even the whistle blast for the Sligo R...

  • Abby's Road: The problem with pants

    “Do you want to wear pants today?” “Sometimes it’s fun not to wear pants!” “You take your pants off right now!” Hi, I’m Abby, and I’m a potty-trainer. The subject is my son, who will be 3 in September. Neither one of us ca...

  • Letter: Beem fails to score with soccer fans

    We are in complete disagreement with Edgar Allen Beem's criticism of soccer (The Universal Notebook, "Confessions of a (recov...

  • Letter: Saxton backs McCreight in House District 51

    When I chose to not seek re-election, I was concerned with who would take my place. Democrat Jay McCreight has the character and the right skills to represent east Brunswick, Harpswell and West Bath. Whether she is volunteering in a Coffin Elementary School classroom, or assisting the fire...

  • Letter: As governor, Cutler will get things done

    Our political parties think leadership means pitting one half of Mainers against the other. But, they forget that that their “enemy” is also us – our neighbors, friends and families. The result? A government about “nothing.” Can you name one thing have they achieved ...

  • Letter: Freeport schools should be independent

    I am a long-term Freeport resident and taxpayer. My grandchildren attended Freeport public schools, so I have first-hand experience with what was and what could be again. I am very proud of that fact. Freeport is a great community and one that I support in all ways. Currently, Freeport is at a cr...

  • Letter: Elect Breen in state Senate District 25

    Soon the people of Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, Long Island and part of Westbrook will elect a successor to independent state Sen. Dick Woodbury in District 25. I am supporting Democrat Cathy Breen. I served with Woodbury in Augusta, and I know what a distinguish...

  • Letter: Contract zone a raw deal for Cumberland residents

    Recently a questionable deal was struck between a real estate broker, a developer and the town of Cumberland. This deal allows town planners to ignore established zoning regulations for questionable “community benefit,” while spending Cumberland tax money without input from residents....