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  • Letter: Override governor's veto of LMF bonds

    I thank Sen. Cathy Breen and Rep. Michael Timmons for supporting LD 1378, and ask for their continued support by voting to override the governor’s veto. My family relies on access to water bodies and public lands that are part of the legacy of the Lands For Maine’s Future program....

  • Capitol Notebook: While you were at the LePage investigation ...

    With headlines focused on the pending investigation of embattled Gov. Paul LePage, it’s time to step back and review some other issues and say farewell to some key bills that were doomed by this Legislature. The Legislature is by nature conservative, and as an institution is uncomfor...

  • 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 ...

  • Letter: Market, not municipality, should set wages

    An $8.75 per hour minimum wage in Portland? Why not $18.75 or $25.75? Where will the non-market-driven wage increases come from? From higher prices for goods and services, or from saved wages of laid-off workers. After Oakland, California, raised their minimum wage numerous restaurants in ...

  • Letter: Facts are facts, not right or left

    Julie McDonald-Smith believes economics is “left” or “right” ("The Right View: Economics is a matter of right vs. left...

  • Letter: No respect in North Yarmouth

    I have noticed that the town fathers are lamenting the poor turnout for North Yarmouth Town Meeting. I did not attend because I am tired of the perceived lordliness of the selectmen. They claim to want more participation, yet treat those who try to do just that as a vexatious nuisance. At ...