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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: Woodbury for state Senate

    A vote for Dick Woodbury, who is running as an independent for state Senate, is a vote for an opportunity for Maine to fiscally right itself. He has a well-grounded vision for Maine in terms of its financial policy, education priorities and quality of life issues. His legislative experienc...

  • Letter: Nelson deserves Falmouth's support

    State Rep. Mary Nelson has served Falmouth very well and deserves our support on Election Day. Nelson has been a strong leader in three of the most important issues facing Maine: creating good jobs, investing in sustainable energy and ensuring that our education system from kindergarten th...

  • Letter: Vote GOP slate in Yarmouth

    Many voters in Forecaster country will be voting early via absentee ballot. As the mother of young college graduates who have little hope of being employed in Maine’s dismal job market, I urge my fellow voters in Yarmouth to join me in voting for the slate of Paul LePage for governor, Dean ...

  • Letter: Re-elect Nelson in Falmouth

    As a former state representative, I write in support of re-electing Mary Nelson to represent Falmouth in the Maine House of Representatives. Mary's strengths are her strong sense of fiscal responsibility, her understanding of the need to invest in education and her realization that Maine's clean...

  • Letter: Beem column points to LePage

    With regards to Edgar Allen Beem's column, "Cutler's anonymous critics keep the biggest secret," I'd like to go out on that limb and guess. First let me say that while I don't always agree with Beem's points like gay marriage, he's a real treat to read; we're both liberals, although I call mysel...

  • Letter: Railroad is the Maine attraction

    I'll add my two cents worth to keep and support the various efforts throughout Maine to preserve the 2-foot railway heritage. Bridgeton, Alna, Wiscasset, Boothbay and Portland all benefit from this history and the reason I will make another trip to Maine. The great people and food we found along ...

  • Editorial: Conflicted lies the head that wears 2 hats

    It can be a challenge sometimes for local elected officials, often among the most active, motivated and involved members of our communities, to take off one hat and put on another. That's what we believe happened last week in Freeport, where Town Councilor Sara Gideon cast a deciding vote ...

  • Letter: Senators must close finance loophole

    Earlier this year in its Citizens United v. FEC decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations, unions and other organizations may make unlimited political expenditures to elect or defeat candidates. Although the court endorsed disclosure of these contributions, there is a loophole in c...