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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: Don't lose faith in solar energy

    People should be upset to learn that taxpayer-funded solar collectors were irresponsibly, perhaps fraudulently, installed in shade or with such sloppy workmanship that the project increased fossil energy consumption. Although the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting found these unacceptable...

  • Letter: Higgins Beach is good for Maine's soul

    I moved to Maine from northern California 4 years ago. When I found Higgins Beach, I found home. It is probably my favorite place in Maine; it’s dear to my heart. I am against the proposal to ban on-street parking at Higgins Beach during the off-season. I use Higgins Beach year-round...

  • Letter: Thanks for supporting Project Graduation

    On behalf of South Portland Project Graduation, I did want to thank the community for helping to make the Project Graduation Cocoa Sale fundraising event at the Mill Creek tree lighting a huge success. Noyes, Hall & Allen graciously allowed us space in their parking lot and access to their k...

  • Letter: Be wise about cell phones

    State Rep. Andrea Boland introduced the Children's Wireless Protection Act last winter, which would have placed warning labels on cell phones. Experts from around the world testified in favor of Boland's bill, including Dr. Devra Davis, the author of "Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiat... 1

  • Letter: 'Sanctimonious liberals' are the problem

    Sanctimonious liberals seem to be something of a problem in politics. The presidency changes the man because the man finally finds out what is really going on in the world. Obama seems to be teachable. Liberals are irritated by Obama's acceptance of a tax bill that keeps millions more off... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth makes progress on energy

    At a recent Falmouth Town Council meeting two ordinances were passed that are noteworthy. In a period of unpredictable and rising energy prices and increasing awareness of the impacts of our dependence on fossil fuels, Falmouth citizens brought forward initiatives to obtain loan funds to make th...

  • Letter: Falmouth should welcome bigger Walmart

    I watch in disbelief when Falmouth Councilor Bonny Rodden and her committees, Community Development and Long Fange Planning, work on Route 1. This has been going on since 2005 with Bonny and since 1995 with former Councilor George Thebarge. It’s about time the council closed down both commi...

  • Letter: Clam Santas come through

    The Maine Clammers Association would like to thank people for all the generous and thoughtful contributions that have made this year's Santa Fund a huge success. It's never too late to contribute to the Santa Fund. In fact, the fund is operating slightly in the red. Recently we learned o...