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  • Policy Wonk: Thanks to LePage, Maine leaks revenue in 2 ways

    Gov. Paul LePage is nothing if not relentless in pursuit of a tea party fiscal agenda. He would directly cut state taxes (primarily for wealthy individuals and corporations) and indirectly give money to corporations by expanding and/or creating new tax expenditures, i.e., tax forgiveness, ...

  • Letter: Re-elect Conroy-Vella in Falmouth

    Please join me in supporting Deirdre Conroy-Vella for Falmouth School Board. Dee has served for three years and in that time has proved to be dedicated to making sure that Falmouth students continue to receive the best educational opportunities while continuing to be aware of the financial impact...

  • Letter: Americans should understand government types

    Let's make sure people don't get misinformed about left vs. right wing governments, as was posted in the "Letters to the Editor" last week. Just because a governmental leader wears a uniform does not make him a "right winger." Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Mussolini all wore military uniforms and they ... 2

  • Letter: Harpswell lucky to have new leader caring for roads

    The selectmen running for office at the meeting March 10 in Harpswell have voiced opinions of the winter road conditions. In January, the crew leader resigned and Chuck Leonard was offered the position. It was at this point that the roads of Harpswell were now in the hands of someone that ...

  • Letter: South Portland officials out of touch with residents

    A $4 million  oversight for the new high school, wow, that is surprising. Maybe we can make up the shortfall by fining residents for not recycling at $250 a pop, should be no problem. It’s also hard to see the color difference in the cans because the city saved so much money on taking ...

  • Letter: Beem exists in an 'alternate universe'

    We discover yet another galaxy in Edgar Allen Beem's alternate universe thanks to his latest column. Anthony Kennedy a "conservative activ... 1

  • Letter: Engage in Falmouth water view discussion

    Creating a water overlay district is the correct first step for the Falmouth Town Council in its efforts to provide clarity around water view protection and to clean up the unintended consequences of the 2006 amendment to the zoning ordinance. The 2006 amendment currently forces those with noncon...

  • Letter: Beem promotes 'socialist agenda'

    Have you noticed how our local liberal, Edgar Allen Beem, always denigrates those of opposite political views with the most vicious personal characterizations? Michele Bachman becomes the "Mad-woman of Minnesota," Cain becomes "Herman the Horny," "Newt the Transformer" and Ron Paul has "holes in ... 1

  • The View From Away: Living with ADD (theirs, not mine)

    Drove down to Massachusetts a couple of weeks ago to have lunch with our son. Bobby came in from Chicago to see his girlfriend. Not us, his blood, the people who gave him life. Oh, no. The GF, and her family. Yeah. He’ll stay with them, no problem. Because that’s where ... she ... is....

  • The Universal Notebook: Old age, old Maine

    In recent months I have spent a great deal of time at Maine Medical Center and Brentwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, not to mention the offices of primary care physicians and various specialists, as we do our best to stay on top of my elderly parents’ various health issues. Th... 2