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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: Unhappy about Cousins curbs

    I read the article about the new curbs on Birchwood Avenue in Yarmouth. It was good to see, but unfortunately it missed mentioning a very important point. With the high curbs there’s an inability to pull over to the side of the road and/or for visitors to park alongside the road, not to me...

  • Letter: Horch will be an energy leader

    I write in response to the Rev. Frank C. Strasburger’s letter on the legislative race in District 66. Strasburger is badly mistaken in saying that Fred Horch seems not to be very much interested in alternative forms of energy. I have conversed with Fred often in the past several year...

  • Letter: An independent for Nelson

    As an independent voter, I will focus on choosing the best candidates across all parties this November. Maine is at a crossroads, and now, more than ever, we need strong, thoughtful, and competent leaders in Augusta. That is why I am voting for Mary Nelson for state representative for District ...

  • Letter: Gruber in House District 108

    I have had the privilege of knowing Tom Gruber for over 20 years. We served together in the Army Reserves and were both activated during Operation Desert Storm. Tom was an exemplary officer during those years. He was best known for his organizational skills as well as his ability to complete task...

  • 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, ...

  • Letter: It's 1950 all over again

    In 1950 the Republicans were the minority party in Congress, as they are today. On June 1 of that year Sen. Margaret Chase Smith made her “Declaration of Conscience” speech. She said, "The Democratic Party should be replaced. Yet to displace it with a Republican regime embracing a phi...

  • Letter: Falmouth should support new town center

    I’m writing to support a plan creating a town center in the soon-to-be-vacated Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools in Falmouth. Often taxpayers can be scared away from town improvements because of potentially bigger tax bills, but residents need more time to know all of the funding options...

  • Letter: Re-elect Bliss in Senate District 7

    I normally do not involve myself in politics, but after several recent events, I am compelled to write a letter urging people to vote for Sen. Larry Bliss in the upcoming Senate District 7 election. Like many others, I had become disenchanted by the political process, and disappointed by hastily...