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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: Sen. Bliss to the rescue

    I would like to applaud the efforts of Sen. Larry Bliss in help overcoming a major issue with the state liquor laws. After taking over ownership of The Thomas Room, now called Events on Broadway, due to a limited category of licensing available for caterers and banquet facilities, the one ...

  • Letter: Richard works well, deserves vote

    I am writing to offer my support and endorsement for Mark Richard of Falmouth, candidate for the Maine House of Representatives. As the operating principal of Keller Williams Realty of Greater Portland, I have known and worked with Mark for over six years. Mark has served as our chief ope...

  • Letter: Re-elect Sen. Gerzofsky

    Following are the reasons I am glad to vote to re-elect Sen. Stan Gerzofsky: I know he has been actively involved in the complicated and sometimes sensitive negotiations during the BNAS closure. Specifically he has been instrumental in having Southern Maine Community College establish a l...

  • Letter: Send Dell'Olio to Augusta

    Scarborough voters have an exciting opportunity to elect a native son to the Legislature in District 128: Brian Dell'Olio. I have been fortunate to witness Brian's evolution from student to School Board chairman over the last several years. As a high school student he became involved with ...

  • Letter: Falmouth councilor backs Richard

    Mainers are suffering. Maine must go in a new direction. Complicated, it is not. Maine’s existing bureaucracy has ballooned, supporting programs of “wants” and not “needs.” It has ignored our current economic environment. No matter how well intended the legisla...

  • Letter: Gerzofsky a compassionate leader

    I write to support Sen. Stan Gerzovsky for re-election in District 10 (Brunswick, Harpswell, Freeport, Pownal). He is a knowledgeable, effective leader who cares about people and real human needs. I know this from personal experience. Five years ago, when one of my children became seriousl...

  • Letter: Support South Portland High School

    The time is now to support the South Portland High School. I do not want the value of our house to decrease because we have not maintained our schools. I would rather pay a tax increase than see a 5 percent to 10 percent devaluation in our property values – a much larger amount ...

  • Letter: Graham listens in District 109

    With every new election, the bad behavior just seems to get worse and worse. The name calling and spreading of false information are a waste of time and energy and are a shameful way to model to our children. I’m grateful that a local candidate in District 109 has instead used her ti...