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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: Beem is right about overpopulation

    I do not usually agree with Edgar Allen Beem and his columns, but I do agree with him and his latest essay concerning population. I have scant respect for environmentalists, conservationists, and those who advocate for "green," when they refuse to acknowledge the dangers of overpopulation....

  • Letter: A cautionary tale about legal fireworks

    I would like to share a story with you about a little girl, age 7, who went to see the fireworks in Cumberland with her mom and dad. Since it was the Fourth of July, there was a large crowd of people. Everyone was anxiously awaiting the big moment when the fireworks would begin. Suddenly, there w...

  • Letter: Buying local improves quality of life

    I arrived at a big-box store to buy some ink for my computer. I had put it off for days because I so hate going to one at all, but it was finally time. I arrived at 6:15 p.m., the door opened, and no one was in sight. Suddenly, a woman appeared to say, "We are closed. What are you doing in here?"...

  • Letter: Corruption, arrogance in Freeport

    Seacoast United soccer in Freeport? That’s not the issue. Expanded commercial zoning in residential neighborhoods is the issue. Here in Freeport, we have the chairman of the Town Council, the chairwoman of the Planning Board, and the previous Freeport Economic Development Corp. presi... 1

  • Letter: Campaign funds shouldn't buy policy

    There is a problem in this country that needs to be addressed: the connection between money and politics. Members of Congress spend much of their time raising money for their re-election campaigns. Because Washington lobbyists can easily access funds, lawmakers turn to them for help. Over ...

  • Letter: Strang Burgess did the right thing

    I would like to thank Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, for her support of Maine's prevention programs funded by the Fund for a Healthy Maine.  A majority of the Health and Human Services Committee, which she chairs, voted to decimate Maine's public health system, basically stickin...

  • Letter: Senators should back chemical safety bill

    For almost 35 years, I have been an industrial hygienist working to prevent exposures in the workplace to toxic chemicals that can cause cancer and other serious health issues.  I am writing to thank U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins for publicly acknowledging that our chemic...

  • Letter: Don't expect Gingrich to change

    Newt Gingrich led the charge against President Clinton when he transgressed in his husbandly duties to Hillary. He not only led the charge but took up arms to get him impeached. What gives him a higher place in the presidential campaign while he was doing and did the same thing to his wife while ...