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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: Maine should warn cell phone users

    My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 34. Two weeks ago we testified at our state capital to get warning labels on cell phones in Maine. I have researched this for a little over a year now and I am disgusted with what has been hidden from the public. It is a shame the Energy, ...

  • Letter: East End developer deserves scrutiny

    The India Street Neighborhood Association has very good reason to be skeptical of any pledge by Village at Oceangate principal Demetri Dansco. He claims his company has heard the concerns of the neighbors and is "100 percent determined to make a positive impact on the neighborhood by doing a bett...

  • Letter: No free ride in Falmouth

    Please vote no on Question 1 relating to the Falmouth library move to the Plummer/Motz-Lunt site, which includes other costly items to Falmouth residents. If anyone truly believes this is a freebie ("tax neutral") then I have a bridge I'd like to sell them. Our real estate taxes are alre...

  • Letter: Andrews for Falmouth School Board

    I am very happy to give my support to Jan Andrews for Falmouth School Board. My interactions with Jan over the last few years have shown her to be a very level-headed, thoughtful person, willing to consider viewpoints other than her own. And I have no doubt she will bring those traits to the Fal...

  • Letter: Yes on 1 in Falmouth

    For two years I was a member of the Falmouth Community Facilities Planning Committee whose recommendations to the town were the seed of the upcoming Question 1 referendum. I left that process with admiration for town staff, my fellow committee members and for the town itself. The process was so r...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    I met Eydie Pryzant almost 19 years ago when she moved to Maine with her husband and young son. As Eydie’s family grew, now three children ages 15 to 20, she immersed herself in the Falmouth schools as a parent volunteer. Throughout the years, Eydie has regularly attended School Board meet...

  • Letter: Re-elect Pierce in Falmouth

    We urge Falmouth voters to re-elect Teresa Pierce to theTown Council. Teresa has been a thoughtful and strategic councilor, working to balance the needs of individuals in our growing community with the pressures of business growth and development. Teresa’s input on developing the Route 1 ...

  • Letter: Re-elect Larson to Falmouth board

    Focus on the big picture with attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills. Budget development experience. Ability to make hard decisions. Workhorse. Just a few of the qualities Analiese Larson brings to this year’s Falmouth School Board election. I know. As a past School Board membe...