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  • Policy Wonk: LePage’s need to scape-goat is overpowering

    The dictionary defines scape-goat as “a person or group bearing blame for others.” Food-stamp recipients, those receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and the long-term unemployed are all familiar with Gov. Paul LePage’s need to scape-goat. The governor...

  • Forecaster Forum: Quality schools vital to Portland’s success

    I recently gave the annual State of the Schools report to the Portland City Council. The report provides an opportunity each year to let the community know how we’re doing as a school district and where we’re headed. This year, I began the report with an important premise: The ...

  • 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

  • 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...