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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: Vote to end Falmouth's liberal legacy

    The upcoming Falmouth town elections are critical. For most of the 15 years I have lived here, the direction of the town committees, led by “progressive liberals” effectively forced town councils to raise taxes for wants, not needs. But recent council elections of fiscal conservativ...

  • Letter: Falmouth library overcrowding a fact of life

    My family adores the Falmouth Memorial Library. That is why I support its relocation. During the past several years, it has become clear that the children/young adult area is far insufficient for the number of children that it serves. My family has even chosen to leave the library a few ...

  • Letter: No room for vandalism in Falmouth campaign

    Recently I noticed that a political sign on Lunt Road in Falmouth has been vandalized. The sign opposes Question 1, and has been spray-painted to the point of illegibility on one side. I am a volunteer with the Yes on 1 campaign. I speak for the entire campaign when I denounce this vandali...

  • Letter: Orestis offers Falmouth unique choice

    I am writing in support of Chris Orestis for Falmouth Town Council. Chris will be a forceful voice for sensible governance in Falmouth. His experience in the political arena combined with his entrepreneurial spirit offer a unique set of skills that will benefit Falmouth as we strive to ensure t...

  • Letter: Falmouth Question 1 is about community

    My husband grew up in Falmouth, and our family decided to return here with our family because it is a wonderful community. We love the idea of having a central place to congregate with our friends and neighbors. We understand that the logistics of finding space for local programming have become m...

  • Letter: Orestis for Falmouth council

    As a 15-year Falmouth resident and life-long Republican, I am supporting Chris Orestis for Town Council. Chris understands that though we live in a wealthy town, not all of us are wealthy. He believes in growth and development that can pay for and sustain itself. The new school is a done deal and...

  • Letter: Falmouth Question 1 is fiscally irresponsible

    On June 14 citizens of Falmouth will have a choice to make on Question 1, a decision on a plan that costs a minimum of $5.65 million. Last August, the Town Council reviewed seven options for developing this town center and settled on the most expensive. Question 1 no longer includes the T...

  • Letter: Question 1 an opportunity for Falmouth

    This week we come together at two parades in Falmouth, one to honor our residents who died fighting for our country and one to honor our school buildings that hide among their walls the echoes of our past. On June 14 we will make a decision at the polls that will dramatically affect key bu...