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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: No on Falmouth Question 1

    There’s been a lot of discussion about the future of the Falmouth Memorial Library. Everyone is trying to predict the future in the digital age. For me, the referendum gets clearer by looking at the past. I was on the library’s capital campaign committee in 1993. We were charge...

  • 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...

  • Letter: Former Falmouth councilors back Pierce

    As former Falmouth town councilors, we are writing to endorse Teresa Pierce for re-election to the Falmouth Town Council. Over her last three years of service on the council, Teresa has been engaged, informed, attentive, respectful and balanced in her approach to competing interests. She has bro...

  • Letter: Kittredge for Yarmouth Town Council

    I would like to encourage other Yarmouth residents to join me on Election Day in casting a vote for Andrew Kittredge for Town Council. I have known Andy for close to 25 years and he is one of the most honest, hard working, and down-to-earth people that I have ever met. He is always there to lend ...

  • Letter: SAD 51 board urges support for budget

    The citizens of SAD 51 have some important work to complete before we can head to the beach. On June 9 we gather at Greely High School to review the budget proposed by the School Board. The theme of this budget is continuous progress toward greater student achievement despite the economic...

  • Letter: Tucker for Falmouth School Board

    Lucy Tucker is the kind of leader Falmouth needs on the School Board. Raised by parents who believed the best gift you can give your children is a great education, she moved to Falmouth because of the great schools.  Lucy has been an active volunteer for 10 years and is looking to provide su...

  • Letter: Safe Chemicals Act deserves support

    As a pediatrician and father of a 4-year-old daughter, the health and well-being of children is forefront in my mind. It’s crucial to have common sense, science-based policies to protect children’s health. Maine’s Kid Safe Products Act and the phase-out of toxic BPA from childre...