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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: Tepler for Topsham representative

    Election Day is coming soon and I would like to express my support for Denise Tepler, who is running for state representative in House District 60. I have known Denise for 26 years and have seen her at work on a variety of projects, from raising her three wonderful daughters, to her involvement ...

  • 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...

  • Letter: Now is time to renew SPHS

    If you want to keep your taxes low now is the time to finance the renewal of the South Portland High School. Inflation was 1.1 percent over the last 12 months ending in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. In January 2006 the Consumer Price Index was 4 percent. The city could be ...

  • Letter: Votes for Cutler won't be wasted

    Like many voters, I want my vote to count toward making Maine a prosperous, vibrant state with a great educational system, a positive business environment, an affordable health-care system, a balanced budget, reasonable taxes and plentiful job opportunities. The only gubernatorial candid...