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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: Hazard for Falmouth School Board

    We were thrilled to learn that Falmouth was recently honored as one of the best places to "live and learn" in the nation. While this is certainly outstanding news it is not time to rest on our laurels. We will vote for Karyl Hazard for School Board because it is a vote that is sure to continue Fa...

  • Letter: Falmouth fortunate to have O'Shea

    In recent months, the Falmouth school business manager, Dan O’Shea, has faced accusations questioning his personal ethics and professional conduct. These actions are completely unfounded. We are fortunate to have civil servants, such as O’Shea, who perform their jobs with a true sense... 5

  • Letter: Tucker for Falmouth School Board

    I am writing to show my support for Lucy Tucker on her decision to run for the Falmouth School Board. I have known Lucy for all of the seven years we have lived here. She has always been knowledgeable about our town and schools and is very supportive of our school system. Her father, an educat...

  • Letter: Kirby for Falmouth council

    On June 14, citizens of Falmouth will have the privilege to elect Pat Kirby to serve them, their families and their Falmouth businesses as a member of the Falmouth Town Council. Our Town Council creates vision for our community, provides leadership and stewardship for the citizens of Falmouth, ou...

  • Letter: Leavitt for Cumberland council

    The residents of Cumberland have the opportunity to elect Sally Leavitt to the Town Council on  June 14.  Sally will bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to the council.  She is concerned that Cumberland stay affordable for a wide spectrum of citizens and will work hard to make&...

  • Letter: Cumberland should elect Leavitt

    On June 14 I am voting for Sally Leavitt to be Cumberland's next town councilor.  I have known Sally all her life and know she will be a strong advocate for the citizens of Cumberland.  She is compassionate about the issues that affect our town from the mundane everyday h...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    I'm writing to encourage Falmouth voters to elect Eydie Pryzant to our School Board. I say "our" board, because it's thanks largely to Eydie's leadership, hard work and staying power that the Falmouth School Department remains an independent district. When school consolidation became law, ...

  • Letter: For Pierce, Orestis and Question 1 in Falmouth

    We have lived in Falmouth for 30 years, and the town has grown and changed significantly. However there have been core values which have remained consent: budgets are carefully constructed and are conservative, resulting in low tax rates; schools are excellent; community and our small-town life a...