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  • Letter: Watson for Brunswick Town Council

    I really hope the citizens of Brunswick give Byron Watson a chance at the Town Council. He's an educated man who will not tolerate the shortcomings that we currently see in local government. He'll work hard to repair and restore the community's faith in the local government. Byron is not...

  • Letter: New Scarborough school is the wise choice

    Building a new Wentworth School in Scarborough is a matter of spending wisely once, or spending inefficiently multiple times. The existing Wentworth costs us every year with Band-Aid solutions for a building that ultimately needs to be replaced. The building is not meeting current standar...

  • Letter: Cumberland County candidate opposes bond issue

    I intend to vote no on the Cumberland County Civic Center bond question on Nov. 8. As a former county Budget Committee member, I have read the studies and have been given the “backstage tour” at the center. Although I believe the proposal and plans are responsibly designed, I do not ...

  • Letter: Falmouth Marine Patrol deserves thanks

    Michael Doyle’s rant against the use of the Falmouth Marine Patrol boat is tiring. The boat and personnel attended the Harpswell and Portland lobster boat races under a mutual aid pact that has existed in Maine since the very beginning of time, known as public safety, AKA: help your neighb... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth Food Pantry relies on community

    Thank you for your compelling story about the Falmouth Food Pantry, which serves 268 families (a 60 percent increase in just the past year), at a time when corporate food donations are declining. The other part of the story is how Falmouth’s residents and many local businesses have “...

  • Letter: Portland math decision needs lots of input

    Choosing a mathematics program for K-5 students is never easy. Therefore, it is critical that parents, teachers (elementary, middle, high school, and college), and taxpayers be involved. Elementary level math, after all, is the building block for success. The history of math programs migh...

  • Letter: Gill a good choice for RSU 5 board

    I want to spotlight one candidate who is superbly qualified for the RSU 5 School Board: Gudi Gill, director of the Greater Freeport Family Literacy Program. Her career includes 26 years as a teacher, principal and literacy specialist in an upstate New York school system. She holds two mas...

  • Letter: Portland schools need more transparency

    Studies have shown that family participating in education is twice as predicative of students' academic success as family socioeconomic status. One 2008 study found that schools would need to increase per-pupil spending by more than $1,000 in order to achieve the same results that are gained with...