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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...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Schools are grateful for grants

    Every year, the Portland Public Schools supplements local funding for our district with grants from the state and federal governments, private foundations, businesses and other donors. Those grants lessen the burden on Portland taxpayers and allow us to offer programs and enrichment activities t...

  • Letter: Cancer resources at S. Portland forum

    On June 6 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Cancer Community Center at 778 Main St., the South Portland Employees Wellness Committee and the cancer center, using a small grant from PROP, will host a free forum on cancer resources and support systems. No one is ever prepared to deal with a relative...

  • Letter: Berry seeks Falmouth's support

    My name is Jonathan Berry and I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Falmouth Town Council. I am the managing partner of a local law firm, Berry & Dion, where we focus on assessment and mitigation of risk for small family businesses, as well as zoning and land use law. My professio...

  • Letter: Falmouth should elect Pryzant

    I will be voting for Eydie Pryzant for Falmouth School Board. Eydie has been actively involved in all our schools for many years: elementary classroom volunteer, middle school library volunteer and High School PTO president among others. I became acquainted with Eydie when she led the figh...

  • Letter: Support Question 1 in Falmouth

    I have closely followed the process leading up to June’s referendum to move Falmouth's library to a renovated Lunt school as part of the larger opportunity that includes a recreation center, Community Programs and a town green "connecting" both ends of the campus. Like a lot of my fr...

  • Letter: Question 1 an opportunity for Falmouth

    The Plumber-Motz/Lunt campus referendum that will be on the Falmouth ballot on June 14 is the result of almost two years of work and includes many changes from its initial vision. What began as a $10 million project that included moving the Town Hall and a bond issue for $5 million now includes n...

  • Letter: Re-elect Larson in Falmouth

    As a current Falmouth School Board member, I am writing to support the re-election of Analiese Larson to the Falmouth School Board. Analiese Larson would return to the board as its most seasoned member. She has served as our finance chairwoman and as our vice chairwoman for the past two y...

  • Letter: Andrews seeks Falmouth support

    My name is Jan Andrews. I am pleased to be running as a candidate for Falmouth School Board.  I have lived in Maine with my husband for 23 years where we have raised six children.  All of our children are graduates of the public school system and are diverse in abilities presenting uni...