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  • Policy Wonk: LePage’s need to scape-goat is overpowering

    The dictionary defines scape-goat as “a person or group bearing blame for others.” Food-stamp recipients, those receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and the long-term unemployed are all familiar with Gov. Paul LePage’s need to scape-goat. The governor...

  • Forecaster Forum: Quality schools vital to Portland’s success

    I recently gave the annual State of the Schools report to the Portland City Council. The report provides an opportunity each year to let the community know how we’re doing as a school district and where we’re headed. This year, I began the report with an important premise: The ...

  • Letter: Rosenblatt for county commissioner

    On Nov. 8 we have an opportunity to elect a new Cumberland County commissioner. We are voting for Annalee Rosenblatt because of her experience in the private sector. Annalee has many years as a consultant to county governments in Maine. She has also held elected positions in Scarborough. Anna...

  • Letter: Corthell for Scarborough council

    I am a Pine Point resident and this Nov. 8 I'm voting for Kerry Corthell for Scarborough Town Council. Kerry currently serves as a member of the Scarborough Planning Board. Her energy, commitment to community, ability to communicate effectively and knowledge of the issues are just some of the r...

  • Letter: Elect Corthell in Scarborough

    I will be voting for Kerry Corthell for Scarborough town councilor. Kerry is a well-informed, creative-thinking problem solver. Kerry is also compassionate, fair-minded, and concerned about her town and her neighbors in her community at-large. She is an active listener and effective communicator....

  • Letter: Scarborough recycling bins not for trash

    Throughout the Scarborough there are bins that are set up to collect specific items for recycling. Not only do they help our environment, but most of them help nonprofit organizations. Take the DARE bins that you see in Scarborough and Saco, for example. We are fortunate to have businesses tha...

  • Letter: Brunswick officials have wrong priorities

    The comments of Brunswick Town Manager Gary Brown and Councilors Margo Knight and Joanne King are off base. Knight says that policies should not be set that have,”unintended consequences like creating financial hardships for a property owner.” King states, “In this economy how a...

  • Letter: Councilor backs Pols in Brunswick

    I support Councilor Benet Pols in the race for the at-large seat on the Brunswick Town Council that I have held for the past three years. He has served District 7 quite well during his first term on the Brunswick Town Council and is more than capable of representing the entire town. Pols...

  • Letter: Arno in Freeport District 2

    Freeport citizens have an opportunity to vote for an outstanding candidate for Town Council in District 2 on Nov. 8. Kate Arno is a listener who is committed to working on the issues Freeport people feel are the most important to make this community a vital place to live and work. She has ...

  • Letter: Migliaccio deserves re-election in Freeport

    The town of Freeport needs councilors who combine both business knowledge and understanding of the uniqueness of our town. Councilor Joe Migliaccio fits this bill. He uses his business expertise to examine town projects and expenditures and is willing to ask the relevant questions to make...