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  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s make a deal, Mr. Cutler

    Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler got a bit of a boost last week when independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed him. Sen. King and Mr. Cutler seem to share the belief that only an independent can break through partisan gridlock to get things done. The only trouble with that ...

  • Abby's Road: After a Trapper Keeper snaps shut, it never lets go

    The iconic portrait of my life features me at the tender age of 7. It can be attributed to my mother, who snapped it on whatever predated the disposable camera. At least one of my sisters was likely hugging her knee at the time. In the calm second my mother’s pointer finger was able ...

  • Letter: Woods will work for small business owners

    I am not only a small business owner in Yarmouth, but I am also a chiropractor. Because of this I have two major concerns about where the direction the leaders of the state are taking us. With multiple challenges the state has in front of us, I believe that the state government needs a change. We...

  • Letter: Orestis explains why he's running again

    I have been a member of the Falmouth Town Council for three years and I am running for re-election. I am proud to be part of a council that operates in a collegial and collaborative manner. We have delivered responsible budgets, keeping our tax mil-rate flat, and the lowest in the Portland region...

  • Letter: Critic of Falmouth councilor distorts the truth

    In a letter to the editor on May 12, Susan Dench claims Falmouth Town Councilor Chris Orestis has “overseen” a tax hike of 9.3 percent over the last two years. This is exactly the kind of negative politics and distortions of the truth that turn off young voters like me. No one ...

  • Letter: In Senate, Woods will help local businesses

    Every politician talks about jobs and helping our economy. These politicians all say the right things. Then they all look into the camera and project their serious commitment to helping small businesses. Generally, too much talk and not enough action. Steve Woods is the first political lea...

  • Letter: Woods has what it takes for state Senate

    Passion. Knowledge. Transparency. These are the qualities that I want in my state senator, and they all apply to Steve Woods. I recently attended a rally for Steve and left thoroughly energized and refreshed by Steve’s ideals, commitment, and promise to work hard to improve District 25....

  • Letter: Hemphill has right assets, values for Falmouth

    I would like to offer my full support to Town Council candidate Caleb Hemphill. I have known Caleb in both a personal and professional capacity for 15 years and I can firmly say that electing him is the most responsible choice for the town of Falmouth. Caleb is the only candidate who owns a small...

  • Letter: Woods in Senate District 25 Democratic primary

    While many people write political support letters after meeting that person for just a few minutes, I’m proud to say that I’ve known state Senate District 25 Democratic candidate Steve Woods and his family for many years. Steve has always been involved in every aspect of our community...

  • Letter: Orestis brings 'passion, practicality' to Falmouth

    Chris Orestis has provided invaluable leadership, creativity and a balanced perspective for the past three years as a Falmouth Town Councilor. The school system, the environmental goals and the economic policies of the town are just a few of the issues that have been positively affected by Chris'...