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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: Woodbury for state senator

    I am writing in support of Dick Woodbury’s candidacy in Senate District 11. As the president of an investment management and trust bank, I have worked with Dick when he served in the Maine House on income and estate tax issues. I am consistently impressed with Dick’s vision and...

  • Letter: Nelson deserves re-election to House

    Now is the time to support state Rep. Mary Nelson in her campaign to return to the Maine House representing District 112 in Falmouth. She is an accomplished legislator who has watched out for the interests of Falmouth. She has been most effective in preserving Falmouth bus services with Me...

  • Letter: Support the South Portland school bond

    I am writing in support of the initiative to renovate South Portland High School. I recently took advantage of the opportunity to tour the high school and it didn’t take long for me to witness the extreme condition which has the school’s accreditation on warning status. After l...

  • Letter: SPHS needs local support

    With regards to the South Portland High School bond, claims such as “the total cost with interest is $70 million” (Albert A. Dimillo Jr.) are inaccurate and misleading. Please do not be fooled by the exaggerated numbers presented in last week’s letters to the editor. Acco...

  • Letter: School plan is right for South Portland

    We are writing to urge a yes vote for the renovation of South Portland High School. The deterioration of the building is well known, and most reasonable people agree that something must be done. The project being proposed has been carefully designed to provide the best value to the citizens of ...

  • Letter: Sisterly support for Corthell

    I want to urge the citizens of Scarborough to vote on Nov. 2 for Kerry Corthell for Town Council. Kerry is not a career politician, this being her first run for office, but she has a long and varied history of service to her community. In addition to possessing those qualities that one hopes to f...

  • Letter: Re-elect Pagurko to Bath council

    I am writing to endorse Ruthe Pagurko for Bath City Council from Ward 7. Ruthe is running for re-election this November and has proved to be a hard-working, fiscally responsible member of the council. Ruthe faithfully polls her constituents before voting on key issues to truly represent the vot...

  • Letter: LePage for governor

    Maine desperately needs a proven and courageous leader to rescue us from its death spiral; that leader is Paul LePage. Reality has been denied for too long, and we can’t afford to hide the truth any longer. Forbes magazine just released its report identifying “the best states ...