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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 deserves a facilities vote

    When you go to vote on Nov. 2 in Falmouth, there will be no question pertaining to the fate of the Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth Community Programs or the use of the historic Lunt and Plummer Motz buildings and open space. That is because, in August, our Town Council rejected the Community...

  • Letter: Vote for the SPHS renovation

    Why vote for South Portland High School renovations? Available locations? Even with poor soils, ledge present, and the DEP requiring the site and Recreation Center to have storm water treatment, the current site is the most favored location. Reuse of old building? SPHS’s propo...

  • Letter: Stand up for South Portland High School

    I am writing this letter to urge South Portland voters to vote yes on the South Portland High School referendum. One of the main reasons my wife and I moved to South Portland more than a decade ago was the community support of the elementary school system. Our 10-year-old daughter has ha...

  • Letter: Majority whip backs Nelson

    As House majority whip, I have worked with over 250 legislators during my time in Augusta. Among these, a handful stand out for their thoughtful and bipartisan leadership. Among this handful of rare leaders is Rep. Mary Nelson of Falmouth. On the Legislature’s Education and Cultural...

  • Letter: South Portland needs renovated high school

    It’s time to support a renovation of South Portland High School. The current building is in deplorable shape, and has earned us a “warning status” with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. As a community, we should be embarrassed that this problem has been allo...

  • Letter: It's time to vote for SPHS

    Those voicing opposition to the latest South Portland High School renovation plan assert that millions of dollars would be wasted and identify improvements that might be postponed for the short term. But these arguments miss a fundamental point. Anyone who votes no on Nov. 2 is not voting for a...

  • Letter: Horch states his case for election

    If you vote in Brunswick's District 66, you'll see me on your ballot as "Horch, K. Frederick," your Green Independent candidate for state representative. I'm running for office to create a better future for Brunswick and Maine. With a store on Maine Street and children in public school, I ...

  • Letter: Troubled by LePage's policies

    Despite his bombast, or maybe because of it, Paul LePage is leading in the polls to become governor of Maine. It's not his bombast that worries me, however. Indeed, his outbursts could enliven things in Augusta and be fun to watch – sort of. What troubles me are his attacks on... 1