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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: McCreight eager to serve House District 51

    As a Democratic candidate for House District 51, Mainers are generously taking their time to share their concerns with me: the senior citizen from West Bath barely scraping by on Social Security, the young Brunswick resident excited about voting for the first time, the Harpswell parent concerned ...

  • Letter: A response to columnist's school criticism

    I am writing in response to Julie McDonald-Smith’s column regarding community schools ("The Right View: Beware the 'Community S...

  • Letter: Brunswick Rep. Daughtry deserves another term

    On Nov. 4, I urge all voters in House District 49 to re-elect Democratic state Rep. Mattie Daughtry and send her back to Augusta to continue her successful work representing Brunswick. Mattie made the decision after college to return to her home town and pursue a career in the arts. She has devel...

  • Letter: Vote no, keep Freeport schools intact

    I'm a father of four kids, and I've seen first-hand the benefits of Regional School Unit 5. I'm writing to urge Freeport voters to vote no to breaking up our schools. My oldest son, who is a junior at Freeport High School, has been academically and athletically challenged in the school sys...

  • Letter: No need to change nature of Harris Road

    When we moved to my childhood home on Harris Road it was a bumpy dirt road. The road was paved a few years later, it started on Tuttle and went to the power lines. During my elementary years we had nine neighbors and we knew everyone's name. Over time more homes were built, and the road expanded ...

  • Letter: Denno continues Cumberland political tradition

    We are writing to support Dale Denno for Maine House District 45. Dale, a Democrat, was appointed by Gov. Paul LePage to a senior position with the Department of Health and Human Services, which speaks volumes about Dale’s ability to work with people of different political stripes. D...

  • Letter: Re-elect DeChant in Bath House District 52

    We are all fortunate to live in a beautiful state. But we also know that our state suffers from an economy that has yet to fully recover from the crash of 2008, and one that lags behind the rest of New England in job creation and economic opportunity. This election provides Mainers the cha...

  • Letter: Re-elect Daughtry in House District 49

    The citizens of Maine will be the big winners if the voters of House District 49 re-elect Democrat Mattie Daughtry to serve as their representative in Augusta. Daughtry has finished her first term in the Maine Legislature with an excellent record of activity and accomplishment. Notably, Ma...