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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: Amorello, Beem on target

    Congratulations on the marvelous columns Sandy Amorello and Edgar Allen Beem. Amorello"s "The case of the shrinking Saltines" manifests a fine wit and a superior power of observation, a power so wanting in kept mass media journalism, which misses such obvious happenings as (a) our revenge ...

  • Letter: Cornell du Houx is true green

    I was surprised when Green Party candidate Fred Horch decided to run in House District 66 against Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx this year. After all, in just two years, Alex has not only led a variety of initiatives in the Legislature on weatherization and clean energy business, but has also shown i... 1

  • Letter: 'Wake up, South Portland'

    No one ever bought a house based on the quality of the garbage collection. Though most would agree that municipal services such as trash collection, Fire Department responsiveness, adequate police coverage are all essential, when considering a home purchase, people ask about the flagship munici...

  • Letter: SPHS renovation? 'So obvious'

    No matter what your politics or motivations, some decisions are a big "duh-uh" (as in “that’s so obvious”). Such is the decision to vote yes to renovate South Portland High School. Why? Because the cost of doing nothing is simply too high. South Portland is the only city ...

  • Letter: Tepler for Topsham representative

    On Nov. 2, citizens of Topsham will have a not-to-be-missed opportunity to elect Denise Tepler to the state Legislature in House District 60. Denise is a thoughtful, caring and public-spirited person who is poised to serve the community well from day one in office. She served six years on...

  • Letter: Sen. Bliss to the rescue

    I would like to applaud the efforts of Sen. Larry Bliss in help overcoming a major issue with the state liquor laws. After taking over ownership of The Thomas Room, now called Events on Broadway, due to a limited category of licensing available for caterers and banquet facilities, the one ...

  • Letter: Richard works well, deserves vote

    I am writing to offer my support and endorsement for Mark Richard of Falmouth, candidate for the Maine House of Representatives. As the operating principal of Keller Williams Realty of Greater Portland, I have known and worked with Mark for over six years. Mark has served as our chief ope...

  • Letter: Re-elect Sen. Gerzofsky

    Following are the reasons I am glad to vote to re-elect Sen. Stan Gerzofsky: I know he has been actively involved in the complicated and sometimes sensitive negotiations during the BNAS closure. Specifically he has been instrumental in having Southern Maine Community College establish a l...