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  • Capitol Notebook: The Statehouse and the hospital

    My earliest memory of the Maine Statehouse is a sixth-grade field trip, crowding into the office of Gov. John Reed sometime in the mid-1960s. I’m not sure if that initial visit stoked my fascination with Maine politics and especially the Legislature, but it may have helped. So decade...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage’s tax plan is DOA

    During his first term, Gov. Paul LePage got many of his ideas from the ultraconservative American Legislative Exchange Council and Maine Heritage Policy Center. In his second term, his tax plan comes from an unexpected source: the Maine Democratic Party. The plan is to cut the income tax a...

  • Letter: Support Thompson in Cape Elizabeth

    I have the privilege of being a personal friend of Nancy Thompson for over 23 years and am honored to now serve on the board with her for The Center for Grieving Children. Everyone who knows Nancy can attest to her incredibly upbeat, positive attitude and a willingness and determination to get th...

  • Letter: Elect Thompson in Cape Elizabeth

    I have known Nancy Thompson for the past 25 years, and I have had the pleasure of working with her for the past five years. In that time I have come to know her extremely well. I have seen first hand Nancy’s professionalism, and how she cares about her clients in the insurance business. ...

  • Letter: Send Monaghan-Derrig to Augusta

    The special election for state representative on Aug. 16 gives Cape Elizabeth the opportunity to choose Kim Monaghan-Derrig to be our trusted voice in Augusta. With state Sen. Cynthia Dill, Kim will make sure that the best interests of the people of Maine and the values Cape Elizabeth shares for ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Access to the wild suburbs

    People don’t generally appreciate it when folks from away weigh in on local affairs, so I will withhold my thoughts about the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s refusal to allow the Shore Road Pathway to go through its Robinson’s Woods preserve. I’m sure they mean well and are on...

  • No Sugar Added: A summer love letter to Maine

    It’s been six years since I moved here, and I’m ready to confess what I know you’ve been hoping to read: I think I’m in love. With the coast of Maine. Given my post-widowhood dating history, I tend to be a bit cynical about love – but the coast of Maine... 2

  • Letter: Falmouth decision requires transparency, competitive bids

    The votes cast on both sides of Question 1 regarding the final disposition of the Plummer-Motz/Lunt school site made it clear that the people of Falmouth care a great deal about how things move forward and achieve the best possible outcome for our community. As a town councilor I will take my re...

  • Letter: A reminder for the wealthy

    Lately, pleas for fairly shared sacrifice for our country's economy fall on too many deaf and inexperienced ears. As children of the Great Depression, many of us "oldies" would like to remind the most wealthy people and corporations in our beloved country that without the faithful, most un...

  • Letter: Portland boosters' plight not surprising

    I read Halsey Frank's column "Stop Me ..." with a lot a sadness, but not a lot of surprise. I have four children, two boys and two girls, all grown up. They all participated in high school sports and were in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. If I were you, I would try to have the superin...