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  • Letter: Vote Denno for Cumberland House seat

    The town of Cumberland is fortunate to have a well-qualified candidate to represent House District 45. Democrat Dale Denno has lived in town for 30 years and been an active member of our community. Denno served on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors and was elected chairman. ...

  • The Right View: Mutual tolerance is not an option

    “COEXIST”? I don’t know about you, but I’m rather tired of being lectured to by liberals via bumper-stickers. You don’t coexist with animals who cut off people’s heads with knives and send the footage out around the world on YouTube, or drive tens...

  • Letter: Columnist McDonald-Smith needs a history lesson

    Julie McDonald-Smith's "Far" Right View has managed to opine across a broad spectrum of right-wing talking points. What immigration law is not being enforced? Should children who came to the U.S. through no fault of their own and lived most of their lives in the U.S. be deported? Concerning priso...

  • Letter: New EPA standards need Collins' support

    Recently, the Obama administration took a big step forward toward addressing climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed limits on the amount of carbon dioxide existing power plants can emit into the air. Our nation’s power plants account for 40 percent of all domestic carb...

  • Letter: Watson grateful to House District 51 voters

    On June 10, House District 51 citizens went to the polls and supported my candidacy to represent them in Augusta. I am humbled by the amount of support I received and I want to personally thank the voters of Harpswell, West Bath, and Brunswick. I'm a local candidate, one who values coopera...

  • The View From Away: Characters, and character, make Maine hard to leave

    By the time you read this, Carol, Elizabeth, our dogs Ruby and Blackie, and I will be well on the road to our new home in Denver, Colorado. We are leaving almost six years to the day since we trekked from Los Angeles to Portland, so, sadly, this will be my last regular column. I hope to ch...

  • The Universal Notebook: Phil & Ethan & Hannah & Roger

    Amid all the partisanship and polarization that characterizes the political life of Maine and the nation these days, it’s refreshing to see Republicans and Democrats who can get along in public. Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling and Hannah Pingree and Roger Katz seem to have carved o...

  • The Right View: Obama’s lawlessness shocking on its face

    Our Republic is under assault, and the world is becoming more dangerous by the day. It’s difficult to choose which issue to opine about. Tens of thousands of children from Central America are flooding and overwhelming border agents in the southwest, and this human cargo is being tran...

  • Letter: Topsham Republican thanks voters for support

    I would like to thank my fellow Republicans in House District 54 for the vote of confidence you placed in me on June 10 to represent Topsham. Please know that if elected in November, I will work diligently on your behalf. During the weeks prior to the primary, I met so many great people in...

  • Letter: Critics' goal is privatization of VA medical system

    As a World War II veteran, I agree with Edgar Allen Beem that we don't adequately support the troops. However, I disagree with his analysis. Veterans Administration medical programs have served me well, at Togus and elsewhere. Delays in the VA's system are no worse than in the private sector....