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  • Letter: Gideon deserves to be re-elected to House

    My husband and I set out to start a new business last fall, but it required legislation to make a go of it. Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon, our friend, worked tirelessly to write and pass the bill to open up a new market. I am inspired by her willingness to tackle big issues that prevent Mainers fro...

  • Letter: Re-elect Freeport's Gideon in House District 48

    Please join me in voting for Democrat Sara Gideon in her re-election to House District 48 (Freeport and Pownal). In her 2012 Maine House election, I drove Sara from door to door to meet and talk to what must have been thousands of residents. I was astounded at her commitment, her knowledge and he...

  • Letter: Re-elect Cornell du Houx

    As a teacher in the Brunswick school system, I have seen state Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx work hard for our children and urge you to re-elect him.  As his record shows, he has been a tireless advocate for Brunswick and for Maine. At a debate he discussed a measure that he is proposing ...

  • Letter: Scontras for U.S. Congress

    In the race for the 1st Congressional District seat, the contrast between incumbent U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and challenger Dean Scontras could hardly be starker. Whatever the voters were expecting, Chellie Pingree has turned out to be one of the most liberal members of Congress. Pingree ...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth needs Governali on council

    Please consider casting your vote to re-elect Frank Governali to the Cape Elizabeth Town Council. Last year, Frank ran to fill a vacant one-year term on the council. During this time, the council started down the path on some important initiatives that will be crucial to the future of Cape Elizab...

  • Letter: Now is time to renew SPHS

    If you want to keep your taxes low now is the time to finance the renewal of the South Portland High School. Inflation was 1.1 percent over the last 12 months ending in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. In January 2006 the Consumer Price Index was 4 percent. The city could be ...

  • Letter: Votes for Cutler won't be wasted

    Like many voters, I want my vote to count toward making Maine a prosperous, vibrant state with a great educational system, a positive business environment, an affordable health-care system, a balanced budget, reasonable taxes and plentiful job opportunities. The only gubernatorial candid...

  • Letter: Russell for South Portland City Council

    South Portland voters have important choices to make on Nov. 2, and one of them is choosing among the candidates for two open City Council seats. Don Russell is the hands-down best candidate to fill one of those seats. His commitment, grasp of the issues and understanding of competing prioritie...

  • Letter: Send Foster to Augusta

    A mailer promoting the candidacy of Anne Graham in House District 109 raised a question in my mind as to its accuracy. One statement that has me questioning her accuracy is the mention that she has been active with the American Legion. As commander of the American Legion Anderson-Mayberry Post N...

  • Letter: Scontras' claims 'inaccurate,' 'disingenuous'

    In a recent edition of The Forecaster, congressional candidate Dean Scontras cited the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office  in addressing the national debt. However, Scontras disregarded the CBO’s estimate that President Obama’s stimulus plan created and saved between 1.4 a...