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  • The Universal Notebook: Season's greetings and other political corrections

    Season’s Greetings, dear readers in Forecasterland, (& various others appended by ampersand). We wish holiday cheer and a glorious year end To citizens public & private, old foe & good friend. Bonne Année, Messrs. LePage et Michaud, (Whi...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Is Maine really the greatest place?

    Is Maine the greatest state in the country? Is America the greatest country? In its debut episode a few years ago, the television show "The Newsroom," written by Aaron Sorkin, featured an opening scene where a fictional cable TV news anchor played by Jeff Daniels is asked by a college stud...

  • Letter: Breen knows how to get things done

    I have only met Democratic state Senate candidate Cathy Breen once, so as a close follower of Maine politics, and as an independent voter, I decided to look at her record as a local public servant. It is impressive. She has chaired Falmouth's Town Council, where she has been a strong advoc...

  • Letter: Denno is uniquely qualified for the House

    It has been my pleasure to get to know Democrat Dale Denno as he has campaigned this year for the state House of Representatives representing Cumberland and Gray. Dale is a highly capable individual with long experience in business as well as important experience in government as a department hea...

  • Letter: Cumberland needs waterfront access

    Somehow, we have lost Cumberland's connection to the sea. What public property we did have along our shore became private and exclusive. When we think of Cumberland, we think of fields and farms, woodlands and open space. Cumberland needs to re-establish waterfront access for all. The Pays...

  • Letter: Freeport athletics will flourish without RSU 5

    I’d like to dispel the myth that a stand-alone Freeport school system will be bad for our athletic program. As a parent of a former three-season Falcon, I can assure you that Freeport High School had athletic successes prior to consolidation. The maroon banners hanging in the gymnasium are ...

  • Letter: Breen's record is right for the Senate

    For many years, I have known Democrat Cathy Breen as a community builder and civic leader. She has been consistently involved with regional civic associations and local government. As a leader in the Falmouth Town Council, she gained enormous respect among citizens for her willingness to listen t...

  • Letter: Family friendly vote is for RSU withdrawal

    As a parent of children in Freeport schools, the decline of the last five years has been noticeable. Morse Street School lost six ed techs, two interventionists, and other resources. All four Freeport schools saw similar cuts. The cost of joining Regional School Unit 5 meant our schools ha...

  • Letter: Re-elect Chipman in House District 40

    State Rep. Ben Chipman is seeking re-election to the Maine House of Representatives from District 40, and he has my endorsement. First elected in 2010, I have known Ben Chipman to be an incredibly effective legislator. One of the first things Chipman did in office was help to stop a major ...

  • Letter: Breen is caring, understands the issues

    In her role as state senator, Democrat Cathy Breen will bring strengths that include not only her ability to work well with people holding different points of view, but also her political experience and depth of understanding on the issues. She is smart, capable, and cares deeply about the people...