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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 ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Maine really is the way life should be

    I left Maine because I had the nerve to think I could do it better someplace else, and on paper I had everything I needed to do so. I was on the West Coast in a pristine location, where endless rolling hills meet sandy beaches without a man-made structure in sight. The coldest it got in th...

  • Letter: Tax question defines Cape Elizabeth election

    There was a pivotal question during the Aug. 3 candidates night in Cape Elizabeth, concerning the local-option sales tax proposed by then-Rep. Cynthia Dill. Dill’s bill was unanimously rejected by the House Taxation Committee on May 5. The question asked both candidates for House District 1...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth deserves Thompson

    For the first time in years, Cape Elizabeth residents have an opportunity to send a true representative to Augusta for House District 121 when they vote on Aug. 16. The difference between the two candidates is striking, as evidenced in particular by their performance on candidates night. Nancy...

  • Letter: Thompson is prepared to represent Cape Elizabeth

    The Aug. 3 candidates night gave Cape Elizabeth voters the clearest choice possible to represent our community in Augusta. Nancy Thompson had facts and figures ready and it was obvious that she had researched the issues. She was able to clearly explain her position and support her reasoning. N...

  • Letter: A reminder from South Portland rep

    I would like to remind residents that starting Aug. 1, applications for refunds of up to $1,600 will become available for property taxes or rent paid in 2010 as part of the popular “Circuit Breaker” program. This state tax refund program provides middle- and low-income residents with ...

  • Letter: Tired of Falmouth critic's behavior

    I've had enough of Michael Doyle's ill-tempered criticism of Falmouth town employees. Doyle has cost the town for police protection, legal fees and many wasted employee hours. Now he adds threats to employees he wants to do his bidding, while adding stress and resentment to those who are h... 1

  • Letter: Keep Route 88 beautiful

    The first time I ever rode on Route 88, then called Route 1, was in the 1930s. I rode in the rumble seat of my dad's roadster on the way to Belfast to visit my grandparents. As we moved along I used to count the bumps separating the cement sections on the highway. And now its like a p...

  • Letter: Portland intersection needs attention

    At 7:48 a.m. on July 25 I was crossing Franklin Street with my dog while the crossing signal was activated. A gray GMC pick-up stopped at the light started to make a right onto Congress Street while I was directly in front of the driver's side. As the truck touched me I slammed my fist on the hoo...