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  • The View From Away: Re-imagining USM will take more than reversing cuts

    The news that officials will reverse some proposed cuts to the University of Southern Maine budget is a mixed blessing. It is a blessing in that it would be a mistake to balance the university’s budget disproportionately on the back of arts and humanities programs that, while more ch...

  • The Right View: Sympathy for a Democrat? You've come to the wrong place

    My first "political memory," if you will, is of eavesdropping in the hallway as a child. I was listening to my family just shred Jimmy Carter on election night, and I felt sorry for him. It was 1976. I was 7 years old, and it was the last time I ever had any sympathy for a Democrat.

  • Letter: Richard has the right qualities

    Being self-employed in the real estate industry, I am especially tuned into the skills needed for survival in a weak economic climate. It takes a lot of hard, dedicated work to be successful. Mark Richard has been able to continue his business viability by making astute assessments, by using soli...

  • Letter: Send Nelson back to the Legislature

    Mary Nelson is a superb member of the Legislature. She brings integrity, practical judgement and a clear understanding of Maine's challenges to her role. We have known Mary for over 25 years; she is a committed member of our community who serves with enthusiasm, organization, energy and a keen ...

  • Letter: Woodbury is the best choice

    Senate District 11 is lucky. We have good choices for state senator and one outstanding choice: Dick Woodbury. Woodbury has a doctorate in economics from Harvard. His research and opinions on aging populations and tax reform are published and he is "The Guy" people ask when these comple...

  • Letter: Harris in House District 113

    It is time to send an experienced businessman to Augusta. We need to elect someone who has a track record for creating jobs, managing and meeting a weekly payroll, and ensuring that his customers are always satisfied. That person is Jason Harris. Recently, Jason undertook a major environme...

  • Letter: Governali is good for Cape government

    We are fortunate to have the opportunity to support Councilor Frank Governali for Town Council. Frank has an extensive background in finance and a proven record of actively and successfully supporting Cape Elizabeth in a variety of public and private matters. Among other things, he served, or i...

  • Letter: Re-elect Cornell du Houx

    As a teacher in the Brunswick school system, I have seen state Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx work hard for our children and urge you to re-elect him.  As his record shows, he has been a tireless advocate for Brunswick and for Maine. At a debate he discussed a measure that he is proposing ...

  • Letter: Scontras for U.S. Congress

    In the race for the 1st Congressional District seat, the contrast between incumbent U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and challenger Dean Scontras could hardly be starker. Whatever the voters were expecting, Chellie Pingree has turned out to be one of the most liberal members of Congress. Pingree ...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth needs Governali on council

    Please consider casting your vote to re-elect Frank Governali to the Cape Elizabeth Town Council. Last year, Frank ran to fill a vacant one-year term on the council. During this time, the council started down the path on some important initiatives that will be crucial to the future of Cape Elizab...