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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: Film captures Falmouth school pride

    Dear cast, crew and now, audience: Thank you for helping me to create the short documentary about the great history of the Lunt and Plummer-Motz school buildings. These buildings, and their campus, have witnessed teaching, learning and play since 1931 (Plummer School) and 1941 (Lunt School). The...

  • Letter: No need for Blue Angels in Brunswick

    Blue Angels Cmdr. Voss volunteered to be relieved of his duties because of a mistake at an air show on May 22 in Virginia. His resignation should give the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority pause to reconsider having the Blue Angels come to Brunswick in August. MRRA's hyping the Blu...

  • Letter: Yarmouth candidate provides corrections

    The brief bio in last week's edition did not paint a complete or entirely accurate picture. My partner is named Dick Sanford, not David. My daughter attended Yarmouth schools for seven years and graduated from Yarmouth High School. The nonprofit program I have been running teaches healthy...

  • Letter: Support for Falmouth schools makes a difference

    I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to the parents, students, community members, and local businesses that so willingly and enthusiastically supported the Falmouth schools in significant ways last week. The Falmouth Education Foundation sponsored its sixth annual Spelling Bee. El...

  • Letter: Don't forget to vote in North Yarmouth, Pownal

    On June 14, the people of North Yarmouth and Pownal are invited and encouraged to cast their ballots for selectmen and School Board members. This is your opportunity to be a true participant in the democratic process. You have the choice of the people you want to lead your community and your scho...

  • Letter: Falmouth candidate responds to critic

    In response to Pam Fenrich's incorrect description of my goals as a member of the School Board: 1 — I will slash out-of-control overpaying of vendors. 2 — I will not “eliminate whole programs.” 3 — My son, soon to be senior at Bryant University, ... 12

  • Letter: Does Beem use paper products?

    Edgar Allen Beem exposed his liberal snobbery in his recent “Lurching toward LURC reform” commentary. In discussing easing regulations for land use in northern Maine, he states, “Some folks seem to think turning the North Maine Woods into toilet paper is its highest and best use... 2

  • Letter: Falmouth ZBA backs Berry for council

    Falmouth voters have the opportunity on June 14 to elect a candidate for Town Council who is truly qualified and prepared to represent Falmouth. Speaking for all members of the Zoning Board of Appeals, it has been a pleasure working with Jonathan Berry and we value his contributions to the...