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  • The Universal Notebook: Socialism and the Pledge of Allegiance

    South Portland High School students Lily SanGiovanni, Morrigan Turner and Gaby Ferrell are to be congratulated for their efforts to defend American freedom. The students have drawn criticism in some quarters for asking that students be informed that they should only recite the Pledge of Allegianc...

  • The Right View: Welfare fraud is a fact Maine can't ignore

    One of my father’s favorite sayings was “don’t let me confuse you with the facts.” For all of the emoting, victim parading, and LePage bashing that is currently going on regarding the governor’s attempts at combating welfare fraud in Portland and beyond, all o...

  • Letter: Scarborough write-in candidate doubts board's attention

    A heartfelt thank you to the 1,284 people who voted for me as a write-in candidate at the Scarborough Board of Education election. I am truly humbled to think that many people would take the time to wade through two ballots and write my name in. Write-in candidates rarely stand a chance of...

  • Letter: After the vote, time for reconciliation in Cumberland

    I am proud to live in America. Americans are able to peacefully talk about issues on the ballot, put up signs, try to persuade their friends and neighbors, and then vote in a free election. Now that Cumberland has voted on a couple of contentious issues – the Payson Property and the Ha...

  • Letter: Timmons thanks Gray, Cumberland voters

    I would like to thank Cumberland and Gray voters for electing me as your new state representative in House District 45. I will listen to your concerns, and issues that will impact our communities. I will do my best to keep open lines of communication. We have many serious matters coming before us...

  • Letter: Cumberland's Denno grateful for support

    I want to thank the voters of House District 45 for taking me just 17 votes from victory (out of almost 5,000 cast) against overwhelming political headwinds. Thank you, Cumberland voters, for giving me a win in my hometown. Unfortunately, the margin wasn’t enough to overcome my short...

  • Letter: Yarmouth has lost sight of pathway's purpose

    When I saw the construction start on Route 1 in Yarmouth, for the expansion of the Beth Condon Pathway, I was incredulous. I never imagined the Town Council would lose sight of the reason for the pathway. Following Beth's accident, our community responded in a very appropriate manner. We made eve...

  • Letter: Fundraising up next after Falmouth library vote

    On behalf of the trustees and staff of Falmouth Memorial Library, I would like to thank the voters in Falmouth for resoundingly supporting the library expansion referendum. The vote demonstrates the important role the library plays in our community. Library trustees are excited about embar...

  • Letter: LePage's people may be slobs, but they vote

    Edgar Allen Beem claims in his column that Eliot Cutler "has snob appeal the same way LePage has slob appeal." Based on the results of the election, it looks like the slobs from Maine, who operate businesses and create jobs, and those who want less government and lower taxes, outnumber the...

  • Letter: Graham says campaign ads lied about her record

    I thank the people of North Yarmouth, Gray and Pownal for allowing me to serve you for the past four years in the Maine House. Know that I worked for you every day regardless of your party affiliation. I worked to earn your trust. For the people of House District 46, I am deeply saddened t...