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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: Falmouth should sell Lunt, Plummer

    I feel very strongly that Falmouth Memorial Library should remain at Lunt Road. I was one of several citizens who worked long and hard to raise funds for the renovation and expansion of the library. Its wide use speaks well to both the facility itself and to the staff. I realize that some expansi...

  • The Universal Notebook: Paul LePage’s Cabinet of curiosities

    You can judge a man by the company he keeps, or, in the case of Gov.-Elect Paul LePage, by the people he appoints to his transition team. Amid the otherwise predictable business leaders and conservative politicians, LePage has larded his team with a bunch of tax-cappers, tea-partiers and c... 27

  • No Sugar Added: Admissions, college and otherwise

    They say you can’t go back. Well, I am here to tell you, as the mother of a daughter who is in the thick of the college search process, apparently, “they” were wrong. Ophelia is entertaining the notion of attending the same college I attended. The same college her father attend... 1

  • Letter: Smart meters compound health problems

    I am one of many concerned citizens against wireless smart meters. I have had my sensitivity to electromagnetic frequency/radiation proved. In addition to the culmination of existing wireless technology, we are now forced with even greater amounts from wireless meters on every home, school and... 1

  • Short Relief: Now that the election dust has settled ...

    Nationally, I don’t think there is any other way to view the mid-term election than as a repudiation of the Obama administration and its allies in Congress. You can say that there was an element of irrationality to that repudiation, but then the same can be said of the wave of emotion that...

  • Letter: Say no to smart electric meters

    I called Central Maine Power and said, "Please remove my smart meter as soon as possible." They did. I know this is controversial and CMP is not happy with customers calling with this request. However, I encourage citizens to do this. We do not know enough yet, and as in many other instances, thi... 1

  • Letter: Bonds are not free money

    I have seen a steady stream of bond issues appearing on our ballots, and as far as I can remember, I have not seen many that were defeated. I can’t help but wonder how many of those bonds would have been voted down if the people were asked to immediately start funding the repayment of those...

  • Letter: Beem provides little amusement

    Edgar Allen Beem's column of Nov. 17-19 ("Let's recap, shall we? … ") is not in the tradition of a mature political thinker confronted by adversity, as expressed in Mo Udall's response to his primary election loss to Jimmy Carter in 1976: "The people have spoken … the bastards!" Ud... 1