Sun, Feb 01, 2015 ●
BathHarpswellTopshamBrunswickCumberlandNorth YarmouthFalmouthFreeportPortlandCape ElizabethScarboroughSouth PortlandChebeague IslandYarmouth

Opinion

Syndicate content
  • 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...

  • The Universal Notebook: Lurching toward LURC reform

    Wow, that was close. And fast. As part of its wholesale assault on anything or everything that might stand in the way of business doing whatever it darn pleases in Maine, the new Republican majority in Augusta drew a bead on the Land Use Regulation Commission last week. It proposed elimina... 5

  • Letter: Why MacLeod is running in Yarmouth

    My name is Jim MacLeod and I am running for Yarmouth Town Council. I am a Maine native, and I believe in the things that make Yarmouth such a special place to live.  For my family, it’s the sense of community, the village, and the schools. I think we would all agree that Yarmouth ...

  • Letter: Falmouth vote is about community

    Falmouth has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a place for all to learn, gather, and grow – to build memories and community. As a mother of three, I cannot imagine not seizing it. We’ve spent countless hours at the library, reading, enjoying story hour, and doing puzzles. We&...

  • Letter: Re-elect Larson in Falmouth

    Having been a member of the Falmouth School Board for six years and working alongside Analiese Larson for two years, I do know what her beliefs are and what she values for the Falmouth schools. She is tenacious when it comes to the financial picture for the schools. Her first priority with any o...

  • Letter: Vote no on 1 in Cumberland

    I would like to urge the residents of Cumberland to vote no on Question 1. After reviewing all of the material offered by the group trying to make changes to our existing regulations, I see absolutely no valid reason to change. Rather than improve our way of life the proposed changes would negati...

  • Letter: Brunswick residents deserve better from ZBA

    Emily Guerin effectively captures neighbors' concerns over the train maintenance facility planned for Brunswick ("Frustrated neighbors take train complaints to rail authority board," May 25, 2011). No one buys a home near railroad tracks without expecting train traffic, and most are happy to see...

  • Letter: Harpswell better off without SAD 75

    When we explained the reasons for Harpswell to withdraw from SAD 75 we used precisely correct and "official" statistics, showing how much more Harpswell pays in proportion to the other three towns.  These figures were provided to your reporter and were taken directly from materials supplied ...

  • Letter: Jones seeks votes in Yarmouth

    My name is Philip Jones and I'm running for the School Committee in Yarmouth. My wife, children and I moved here from New York 3 1/2 years ago, and a major factor in our choosing Yarmouth was the quality of the schools. We were impressed by the academic excellence that was a priority, but equal...