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  • Letter: Yarmouth town councilor knows value of communication

    Thank you to the Yarmouth Town Council and, more specifically, Counselor Andrew Kittredge, on increasing the communication being distributed to residents. The use of social media is a fantastic vehicle for getting information out to the public to invite participation with those issues and decisio...

  • Letter: Did Brunswick officials violate their own policy?

    After reading the Oct. 31 issue, I am finding difficulty in understanding the “concern” of Brunswickk's town councilors. An article states “since the policy was enacted in 1995, town managers have allowed employees, on a largely informal basis, to collect extra vacation time.&rd...

  • Letter: Wilson for Brunswick councilor at large

    I write to join other Brunswick residents in supporting Kathy Wilson for the at-large seat on the Brunswick Town Council. Having held that seat myself, I understand what it takes to serve and am confident that Kathy will do a great job. Kathy knows and loves Brunswick and will work very, very har...

  • Letter: Re-elect DeChant in House District 52

    Over the years, Jennifer DeChant has made valuable and numerous contacts with businesses small and large in and around Bath, and is committed to understanding their problems and to fashioning steps to be taken in Augusta to make it easier to do business here. Her work at the Chocolate Church Arts...

  • Letter: View from Chicago: Leave RSU 5

    I graduated from Freeport High School in 2008 and am now a teacher myself. Regional School Unit 5 has eliminated the things that inspired both my sister and me educationally, such as GT classes. It replaced educational innovation, which was a hallmark of the Freeport schools, with things like tea...

  • Letter: Iverson descendant backs Falmouth library plan

    I heartily support the referendum to expand the Falmouth Memorial Library. I am a descendant of the Iverson family. Our family agrees with the decision to demolish the original home, built by our distant cousin, Iver Iverson in 1904. This is a financially prudent decision in order to make the bes...

  • Letter: Falmouth should approve library referendum

    Falmouth voters, on Nov. 4, please vote yes for the bond authorizing up to $2.8 million to assist in covering the renovation costs of the Falmouth Memorial Library. A wonderful, overused and outdated building, the library is ready for renovations to create much-needed space for traditional...

  • Letter: Vote no on the Payson property bond

    As a 60-plus-year resident of Cumberland, I urge all of my fellow citizens to become acquainted with the issues surrounding Question 1. Thanks to the town website, you can view two meetings that present exceptional information on both sides of the question. First, the July 28 meeting, which highl...

  • Letter: Elect Watson in House District 51

    I've known Byron Watson for many years. He loves his family and community. He is well versed in politics and cares deeply about our system our governing. The House District 51 House race is important and I think we need a local voice to represent it. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins agrees that Byron is t...

  • Letter: Whole RSU 5 is better than its parts

    Since 2008, the same year Regional School Unit 5 was formed, we have witnessed many changes. Among them: The deepest recession since the Great Depression; dramatic reductions in state education funding; implementation of Common Core Standards; proficiency-based diploma requirements; new st...