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  • The Right View: Mutual tolerance is not an option

    “COEXIST”? I don’t know about you, but I’m rather tired of being lectured to by liberals via bumper-stickers. You don’t coexist with animals who cut off people’s heads with knives and send the footage out around the world on YouTube, or drive tens...

  • Short Relief: Minimum wage discussion is too important to keep under wraps

    The United States has had a national minimum wage since 1938, when Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act. It was the result of a long, public, contentious process. As part of his New Deal to combat the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt had been trying to find a way to p...

  • Letter: Foster on why he's a candidate

    Maine is facing many crucial issues: overspending, budget deficits, rising debt, welfare abuse and waste, and the worst business climate in the country. Jeff Toorish's solution? Launch an unprovoked factually challenged attack against his candidate's opponent. All this does is suggest a la...

  • Letter: Woodbury in Senate District 11

    We are writing to support Dick Woodbury’s independent candidacy for the Maine Senate in District 11. He has earned a doctorate in economics, has a strong interest in public policy, and is committed to make government work for all Maine citizens. We know that Dick is concerned about tax po...

  • Letter: Woodbury leads on fiscal responsibility

    As we talk about the upcoming election, one theme comes up over and over again. We have heard many people insist that we have to stop spending so much money. We’re writing to encourage District 11 voters to support Dick Woodbury for state Senate because we share this concern. Much ...

  • Letter: Elect Richard in District 112

    Maine sorely needs a voice that will speak for lowering taxes, for streamlining state government and for putting a halt to deficit spending. Maine needs someone who will stand strong for reforming the welfare system and for promoting education and training programs. Mark Richard is that person....

  • Letter: Richard has the right qualities

    Being self-employed in the real estate industry, I am especially tuned into the skills needed for survival in a weak economic climate. It takes a lot of hard, dedicated work to be successful. Mark Richard has been able to continue his business viability by making astute assessments, by using soli...

  • Letter: Send Nelson back to the Legislature

    Mary Nelson is a superb member of the Legislature. She brings integrity, practical judgement and a clear understanding of Maine's challenges to her role. We have known Mary for over 25 years; she is a committed member of our community who serves with enthusiasm, organization, energy and a keen ...

  • Letter: Woodbury is the best choice

    Senate District 11 is lucky. We have good choices for state senator and one outstanding choice: Dick Woodbury. Woodbury has a doctorate in economics from Harvard. His research and opinions on aging populations and tax reform are published and he is "The Guy" people ask when these comple...

  • Letter: Don't grant S.P councilors their wish

    The South Portland City Council wants all of its citizens to vote yes on the high school renovation. They want us to do for them, but they do not want to do for us. Two examples: The public was allowed to speak about the closing of Gorham Road Extension, and everyone that spoke was against the...