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  • Letter: Denno has right background for Legislature

    As a Cumberland resident, I am grateful we have a candidate like Democrat Dale Denno prepared to represent our community in House District 45. Dale has the skills and experience to make our government more cost-effective and responsive to all Maine citizens. With an extensive business background,...

  • Letter: Denno for Cumberland state representative

    Democrat Dale Denno, a long time Cumberland resident, is getting my vote for state representative in House District 45. Dale has worked in the public and private sector, and contributed countless hours to public service. In his various roles, he has had the opportunity to successfully work with b...

  • Letter: Topsham's Talbot in House District 54

    I will be voting for Republican Kim Talbot in House District 54 this November because she has the qualifications I am looking for in a state representative. Kim has run a successful business for over 20 years and has also spent time in the public sector. She has experience managing budgets...

  • Letter: Pierce stands for education, strong economy

    For a Maine workforce that is vibrant and provides Maine with workers who have the skills to compete nationally and globally, then join me in electing Democrat Teresa Pierce to the state Legislature from House District 44. Teresa has been involved in education for years. She served for six...

  • Letter: Maine state Senate needs Falmouth's Breen

    I was pleased to hear that Maine Conservation Voters has endorsed Democrat Cathy Breen in November for the state Senate District 25 seat. She deserves it. The organization has been an environmental watchdog in Augusta for more than 25 years, promoting forward-thinking policies that protect...

  • Letter: Re-elect Vitelli in Senate District 23

    It’s been shown that the early years of a child’s development are critical for their future. That’s why investing in early childhood education is key to economic opportunities for all our children. So I was pleased to see that Democratic state Sen. Eloise Vitelli’s ...

  • Letter: Columnist ignores shortfalls of LePage policies

    In response to Julie MacDonald-Smith's list of candidate accomplishments: ignoring the demonizing of Gov. Paul LePage's public personality, focus only on policy. The administration's refusal to expand Medicaid as covered by the Affordable Care Law has cost the state hundreds of millions of dollar...

  • The Universal Notebook: Monopolizing the medium

    If the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Department of Justice antitrust lawyers ever had an easy-peasy, slam-dunk decision to make, it is to deny the proposed merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast. Just about the only parties who think that merging the cable colossi is a great ...

  • Abby's Road: Walking on eggshells in my own back yard

    The acorns are falling, the leaves not far behind, And I’m bracing for what will occupy the mind Of the man who designed and built a chicken coop, That he filled with actual chickens who roam our yard in a loop. “They are beautiful!” he lies to me on...

  • Policy Wonk: Disinvestment in UMaine is staggering

    In 1968, the University of Maine System was founded, pulling seven campuses under a single board and chancellor. The Legislature appropriated 15.2 percent of undedicated state revenues to meet the operating budget of the system. In 2013, the Legislature appropriated 6.3 percent of undedica...