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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: Falmouth needs larger library

    I write to take issue with recent public assertions that due to current economic conditions, an expansion of the Falmouth Memorial Library should be characterized as a “want” and not a “need.” In reality, public libraries are never needed more than during an economi...

  • Letter: Put Pryzant on Falmouth board

    I am writing to support Eydie Pryzant for School Board in Falmouth. Eydie is a mother of three children who have attended or are attending Falmouth Schools. Her commitment to our schools is noteworthy. Eydie tirelessly spearheaded the campaign to keep Falmouth schools autonomous. She con...

  • Letter: Yes on Falmouth Question 1

    Opponents of Falmouth Question 1 say that we cannot take a chance on the library move and community center because the outcome is not certain and the risk is too great. There is risk in all of life, but one thing here is certain: if we don’t grab the opportunity to use these properties fo...

  • Letter: Smith, Groban for Yarmouth schools

    I hope Yarmouth residents will join me in voting to re-elect Judiann Smith and electing Margaret Groban to the School Committee. For the past three years I've sat beside Smith on the School Committee and marveled at her knowledge on the issues. Judiann always has a thoughtful, informed op...

  • Letter: Andrews for Falmouth School Board

    We have known Jan Andrews for many years and we know that she would be an excellent member of the Falmouth School Board. Her practical experience in raising her six children has kept her closely involved in Falmouth schools and town affairs. She is intelligent, committed and very knowledgeable a...

  • Letter: SAD 51 should close Drowne Road School

    SAD 51 would like to close the Drowne Road School and save the taxpayers of Cumberland and North Yarmouth $245,000 in operational costs from the 2011-2012 budget. Please vote yes on June 14. Last year I served on the sustainability committee which recommended the district repurpose the sch...

  • Letter: Re-elect Larson to Falmouth School Board

    We are writing to ask voters to re-elect Analiese Larson to the Falmouth School Board. In her first term, Analiese showed that she was willing to do the hard work needed to obtain fantastic educational results while exercising fiscal restraint. Analiese spent three years on the Finance Commit...

  • Letter: Vote for Orestis in Falmouth

    I am writing to endorse Chris Orestis for Falmouth Town Council. Chris made the effort to come by my house to speak with me and I was impressed. He has experience in public service and is energetic and enthusiastic about serving Falmouth. I was particularly struck with Chris's desire to collabora...