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  • Editor's Notebook: Twenty-two words, and 553 writers, to appreciate from 2014

    I don't usually have time to trade emails or chat with every reader who writes a letter to the editor. I'll write or call to confirm letters, but beyond that, unless a letter needs clarification, or if the writer asks a question about our policies for publishing letters, I don't usually fo...

  • The Right View: This Christmas, say a little prayer for us

    For me, Christmas is a time of reflection. A time to take stock of the year past, and things I’d like to see changed going forward. Nothing as schlocky as your typical New Year’s resolution, but rather, a refocusing on my family, and pondering what is happening to us as a nation. ...

  • Letter: Foster on why he's a candidate

    Maine is facing many crucial issues: overspending, budget deficits, rising debt, welfare abuse and waste, and the worst business climate in the country. Jeff Toorish's solution? Launch an unprovoked factually challenged attack against his candidate's opponent. All this does is suggest a la...

  • Letter: Woodbury in Senate District 11

    We are writing to support Dick Woodbury’s independent candidacy for the Maine Senate in District 11. He has earned a doctorate in economics, has a strong interest in public policy, and is committed to make government work for all Maine citizens. We know that Dick is concerned about tax po...

  • Letter: Woodbury leads on fiscal responsibility

    As we talk about the upcoming election, one theme comes up over and over again. We have heard many people insist that we have to stop spending so much money. We’re writing to encourage District 11 voters to support Dick Woodbury for state Senate because we share this concern. Much ...

  • Letter: Elect Richard in District 112

    Maine sorely needs a voice that will speak for lowering taxes, for streamlining state government and for putting a halt to deficit spending. Maine needs someone who will stand strong for reforming the welfare system and for promoting education and training programs. Mark Richard is that person....

  • Letter: Richard has the right qualities

    Being self-employed in the real estate industry, I am especially tuned into the skills needed for survival in a weak economic climate. It takes a lot of hard, dedicated work to be successful. Mark Richard has been able to continue his business viability by making astute assessments, by using soli...

  • Letter: Send Nelson back to the Legislature

    Mary Nelson is a superb member of the Legislature. She brings integrity, practical judgement and a clear understanding of Maine's challenges to her role. We have known Mary for over 25 years; she is a committed member of our community who serves with enthusiasm, organization, energy and a keen ...

  • Letter: Woodbury is the best choice

    Senate District 11 is lucky. We have good choices for state senator and one outstanding choice: Dick Woodbury. Woodbury has a doctorate in economics from Harvard. His research and opinions on aging populations and tax reform are published and he is "The Guy" people ask when these comple...

  • Letter: Wagner for Cape Elizabeth council

    There is a candidate running for Cape Elizabeth Town Council who has spent much of the past two years considering how he can add to the Cape community. James Wagner, or as many of us know him,“Jamie," is an attorney, father, husband and local entrepreneur. Since moving to Cape Elizabeth, ...