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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: Votes for Cutler won't be wasted

    Like many voters, I want my vote to count toward making Maine a prosperous, vibrant state with a great educational system, a positive business environment, an affordable health-care system, a balanced budget, reasonable taxes and plentiful job opportunities. The only gubernatorial candid...

  • Letter: Russell for South Portland City Council

    South Portland voters have important choices to make on Nov. 2, and one of them is choosing among the candidates for two open City Council seats. Don Russell is the hands-down best candidate to fill one of those seats. His commitment, grasp of the issues and understanding of competing prioritie...

  • Letter: Send Foster to Augusta

    A mailer promoting the candidacy of Anne Graham in House District 109 raised a question in my mind as to its accuracy. One statement that has me questioning her accuracy is the mention that she has been active with the American Legion. As commander of the American Legion Anderson-Mayberry Post N...

  • Letter: Scontras' claims 'inaccurate,' 'disingenuous'

    In a recent edition of The Forecaster, congressional candidate Dean Scontras cited the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office  in addressing the national debt. However, Scontras disregarded the CBO’s estimate that President Obama’s stimulus plan created and saved between 1.4 a...

  • Letter: Richard for state representative

    To the voters in District 112: Election Day is almost here. Have you thought about who you want to have represent you in Augusta? If you want an elected representative who supports less spending and smaller state government, who encourages an environment that allows businesses to flourish and e...

  • Letter: Woodbury for state senator

    Please join me in supporting Dick Woodbury for state Senate. Dick is a thoughtful listener. He has even-keeled judgment. As chairman of the Falmouth School Board, what most impressed me about Dick was how attentively he listened to all sides of the consolidation discussion, made each ...

  • Letter: Vote yes on Question 3

    Over the past two decades Maine voters have overwhelmingly supported Land for Maine’s Future bonds which have helped protect 26 sites in Cumberland and York counties alone. Local projects include trails along the Presumpscot River in Portland, woodlands in Falmouth, two seabird nesting isla...

  • The Universal Notebook: The meat of the matter

    Are you a vegetarian? Neither am I, but we probably should be, both for the good of our bodies and of our souls. In a recent newspaper column entitled “How Will the Future Judge Us?,” Princeton University philosophy professor Kwame Anthony Appiah prophesizes that posterity will...