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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: Horch will be an energy leader

    I write in response to the Rev. Frank C. Strasburger’s letter on the legislative race in District 66. Strasburger is badly mistaken in saying that Fred Horch seems not to be very much interested in alternative forms of energy. I have conversed with Fred often in the past several year...

  • Letter: An independent for Nelson

    As an independent voter, I will focus on choosing the best candidates across all parties this November. Maine is at a crossroads, and now, more than ever, we need strong, thoughtful, and competent leaders in Augusta. That is why I am voting for Mary Nelson for state representative for District ...

  • Letter: Gruber in House District 108

    I have had the privilege of knowing Tom Gruber for over 20 years. We served together in the Army Reserves and were both activated during Operation Desert Storm. Tom was an exemplary officer during those years. He was best known for his organizational skills as well as his ability to complete task...

  • Letter: Wagner for Cape Elizabeth council

    There is a candidate running for Cape Elizabeth Town Council who has spent much of the past two years considering how he can add to the Cape community. James Wagner, or as many of us know him,“Jamie," is an attorney, father, husband and local entrepreneur. Since moving to Cape Elizabeth, ...

  • Letter: It's 1950 all over again

    In 1950 the Republicans were the minority party in Congress, as they are today. On June 1 of that year Sen. Margaret Chase Smith made her “Declaration of Conscience” speech. She said, "The Democratic Party should be replaced. Yet to displace it with a Republican regime embracing a phi...

  • Letter: Falmouth should support new town center

    I’m writing to support a plan creating a town center in the soon-to-be-vacated Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools in Falmouth. Often taxpayers can be scared away from town improvements because of potentially bigger tax bills, but residents need more time to know all of the funding options...

  • Letter: Re-elect Bliss in Senate District 7

    I normally do not involve myself in politics, but after several recent events, I am compelled to write a letter urging people to vote for Sen. Larry Bliss in the upcoming Senate District 7 election. Like many others, I had become disenchanted by the political process, and disappointed by hastily...

  • Letter: Re-elect Strang Burgess

    For the past number of years residents surrounding Forest Lake in Cumberland have been complaining about the trucking noise from the Maine Turnpike and the adjacent service area. No one at any level of our state government lifted a finger to help alleviate or even address the problem. It was then...