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  • Capitol Notebook: The Statehouse and the hospital

    My earliest memory of the Maine Statehouse is a sixth-grade field trip, crowding into the office of Gov. John Reed sometime in the mid-1960s. I’m not sure if that initial visit stoked my fascination with Maine politics and especially the Legislature, but it may have helped. So decade...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage’s tax plan is DOA

    During his first term, Gov. Paul LePage got many of his ideas from the ultraconservative American Legislative Exchange Council and Maine Heritage Policy Center. In his second term, his tax plan comes from an unexpected source: the Maine Democratic Party. The plan is to cut the income tax a...

  • Forecaster Forum: Metro's Flyer bus is a failure in Falmouth

    Facts are stubborn things and the facts associated with Metro service in Falmouth differ greatly from the feelings proponents have for the bus. Proponents see the Falmouth Flyer as a social service, an environmental contribution and an economic investment in Falmouth’s future. For so... 1

  • Letter: Grateful for the Falmouth Flyer

    I'd like to say how grateful I am for Metro's Falmouth Flyer. As a senior without a car, it affords me independence and freedom of movement. From Hat Trick Drive in Falmouth I have access to the Audubon Society, to doctors' appointments, to the Public Market and Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, an...

  • Letter: NYA Class of '61 gives back

    What does it mean when a high school class reunites after 50 years? Reconnections and recollections of times spent together? In the case of the North Yarmouth Academy Class of 1961 it also means saying thank-you to a town that gave them so many memories. How to give a long-distance hug to the tow...

  • Letter: Freeport candidate appreciates support

    I want to give my heart-felt and deepest thanks to everyone who supported me in the recent Freeport Town Council election. It was my first time running for public office and I was clearly the underdog. Nevertheless, out of the 2,976 votes cast, I came within just 98 votes of winning the at-larg...

  • Letter: Spending 'Thinksgiving' with the Beems

    Should Edgar Allen Beem ultimately support fiscal realities or will he buckle to family, guilt-driven priorities with an $80, well-adjusted, semi-range fowl. Will collective conscience demand a leathery piece of natural meat tracing its life from happy egg to contented brush to dinner plate, rath... 1

  • Forecaster Forum: Benefits of Falmouth Flyer well worth the cost

    After seven years plying the Route 1 corridor, the Falmouth Flyer has proved the value of bus service that connects Falmouth to Portland, Westbrook and beyond. Its benefits are multi-fold. It is a vital tool for Falmouth’s economic development today and in the future, providin...

  • Letter: Driver's seat is no place for multi-tasking

    I'd like to propose a new movement: a "One Thing at a Time" approach to the operation of motor vehicles. I understand that a lot of wannabe circus performers are currently driving cars and trucks around the streets and highways of Maine. As they drive, they do one or several of the followi...

  • Short Relief: Instant runoff shows Portland needs partisan elections

    First of all, congratulations to Michael Brennan on becoming Portland’s first popularly elected mayor in 88 years. Although I do not know him personally, he seems to be a good guy, and I wish him success. It says something that his closest competitors embraced him after the results were f...