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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: Send Richard to Augusta

    The state of Maine is drowning in debt. Year after year the Maine legislature spends money it doesn’t have. It increases your debt. Your state Legislature avoids hard, honest budget decisions. Unfunded Actuarial Liability, meaning they do not have the money, for your Maine State Retirement...

  • Letter: Falmouth protocol seeks 'clarity'

    We are writing to clarify the town of Falmouth’s recently developed protocol to assist residents seeking access to public records under the Freedom of Access Act (FOAA). Falmouth officials have been inundated with requests for public records and a system was needed to guarantee effic...

  • Letter: Graham for the Legislature

    These days we are urged to “buy local” as much as we can. In general I agree with that and do whatever I can to support local businesses. However, in November I will not be selecting the local option when it comes to the race for state representative. In that race, Gray residen...

  • Letter: Richard is the GOP choice

    Vote for Republican Mark Richard for state representative in District 112. The Democrat policies for almost 40 years have been pushing Maine deeper in debt. That is not debatable. The famous “Maine Piglet Book” reports that the state treasurer’s office and state controller&rs...

  • Letter: Richard, Harris for Falmouth

    We in Falmouth are very fortunate. We have two candidates for the state Legislature whom we can easily support, even though we can only vote for one. Mark Richard is an honest, straight-shooting, level-headed young man who has shown his willingness to listen and his strong prudence with ou...

  • Letter: Foster in House District 109

    As we march toward the November election it is time to point out some differences between candidates for House District 109. I have watched the main two candidates and know the basic philosophy of both. Gary Foster is a conservative Yankee. He has shown fiscal restraint strength in the var...

  • Letter: Richard for Falmouth state rep

    Mark Richard will make a great representative for the citizens of Falmouth. Mark listens, he is collaborative, he gets things done, he operates from well developed principles and he has integrity. I have known Mark for almost 20 years and have watched him grow into an effective business leader an...

  • Letter: Re-elect Nelson in Falmouth

    I will be voting for Mary Nelson on Nov. 2 because of her record as an effective, responsible state representative from Falmouth. Her track record includes fiscal responsibility, supporting business and maintaining sports and the arts in the school curriculum. Because of her family’s...