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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: SAD 51 budget deserves support

    We knew 2011-2012 would be a difficult budget year for school systems, many describing it as a “cliff year” as a result of the cuts in federal stimulus money. School Administrative District 51 recently proposed a 2.93 percent increase for the 2011-2012 school year, after three years o...

  • Letter: Trustee urges vote for new Falmouth library

    On June 14, the voters of Falmouth will be given the opportunity to support a town project which will have long-lasting and positive effects for years to come. This referendum project involves several favorable ingredients: it will provide a larger and more flexible library; it will give Communi...

  • Letter: Falmouth voters should decide value of all-day K

    I’m writing to say how disappointed I am in the four Falmouth town councilors who continue to make public kindergarten an ongoing issue in the passage of the fiscal 2012 school budget. Their opinions are based on nothing more than misguided fiscal and education principles that completely mi... 2

  • Letter: Top teacher backs all-day K in Falmouth

    I felt proud to be a Falmouth teacher at the March 30 Town Council meeting as many residents applauded the quality of education offered by our public schools. Make no mistake, my colleagues and I work tirelessly to meet every student’s varied needs. When designing instruction for our learne...

  • Letter: Freeport Pizza Madness a tasty success

    On March 19, the Freeport High School junior class held its first Pizza Madness Tournament to raise funds for Project Graduation, a series of fun, safe activities held immediately before and after commencement. Because of timing, we tied our event into NCAA March Madness, with a basketball theme...

  • Letter: No more patience for Preble Street

    I was very dismayed to hear that the Portland Police Department's concerns about Preble Street Resource Center's operational style and low-barrier philosophy were squashed by the City Council. And that the Portland Public Safety Committee's request for more dialog between the PPD, PSRC, and the B...

  • Letter: Think twice about the LePage budget

    Cuts in MaineCare and prescription drug programs as proposed are short-sighted and potentially detrimental to Maine's tax revenues. I say this because there are many people in our state who suffer from chronic, debilitating conditions and cannot, therefore, hold full-time jobs that include healt... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth should vote yes on Question 1

    Falmouth Forward is a diverse group of citizens working together to support and share information about community-oriented issues affecting our town. We have been paying close attention to the debate over the fate of the Lunt and Plummer-Motz property, and we strongly support keeping this histori...