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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: Scarborough Beach parking comes at a cost

    I am writing in opposition to the proposed Scarborough Beach parking. It appears that very little has been mentioned about protecting the dunes and piping plovers. Mr. Sprague states that he would like to keep the land as open space, but he needs to make "a little" income. Might he conside...

  • Letter: Park would polish LePage's image

    If I were to have my choice of all those jobs Gov. Paul LePage intends to "create" for Maine, I would sign up as his image maker. I'd do it not just for the formidable challenge, but because I know how I'd do it. I would urge the governor to join Roxanne Quimby in advocating the establishm... 1

  • Letter: Thanks for helping Topsham scouts, hospital

    Boy Scout Troop 202 from Topsham would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to our recent Teddy Bear Drive. Because of your generosity, we delivered 3,041 Teddy bears and stuffed animals to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital on March 12. We are extremely pleas...

  • Letter: Don't starve deer to stop Lyme disease

    Some very well painted and expensive looking new signs have gone up around Cumberland urging us to end Lyme disease by not feeding the deer. I believe that these signs are inferring that if the deer are not fed, then Lyme disease will somehow be curtailed. However, there are no official studies o...

  • Letter: Continue to support Falmouth schools

    It is well known that Falmouth’s school system is one of the very best in the state. The education of our children is among the most important responsibilities of any community. If America is going to continue to compete at the global level and remain No. 1, it all starts with our schools...

  • Letter: Falmouth 'visionaries' are short-sighted

    Having witnessed the infrastructure changes in Falmouth over the last 50 years it is clear to me that these changes have occurred by what I call 12-year visionaries: people that move into this town, send their children through the school system and then move. The visionaries manage to get themsel...

  • Letter: Maintain restrictions on child labor

    Economists have long documented the importance of third streams of revenue for working class families to fall back on: snowplowing, babysitting, and house cleaning are examples of work that can be done on top of other jobs to generate or replace income when living wage jobs are scarce. LD 516 wou...

  • Letter: Beem on target in criticism of LePage

    Edgar Allen Beem’s column titled “LePage Displays a Lack of Respect” has so appropriately targeted a very serious concern with the current governor of Maine. The governor’s total lack of respect for the majority of voters and the crude insults directed toward his opponent...