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  • The Universal Notebook: Socialism and the Pledge of Allegiance

    South Portland High School students Lily SanGiovanni, Morrigan Turner and Gaby Ferrell are to be congratulated for their efforts to defend American freedom. The students have drawn criticism in some quarters for asking that students be informed that they should only recite the Pledge of Allegianc...

  • The Right View: Welfare fraud is a fact Maine can't ignore

    One of my father’s favorite sayings was “don’t let me confuse you with the facts.” For all of the emoting, victim parading, and LePage bashing that is currently going on regarding the governor’s attempts at combating welfare fraud in Portland and beyond, all o...

  • Letter: Don't be deceived by S.P. High School plan

    Like most voters in South Portland, I agree that the high school needs to be renovated. However, the proposed plan is not a renovation; it is a wasteful, financially irresponsible 50 percent expansion. The project includes 170,129 square feet of new construction and a net increase of 104,364 sq...

  • Letter: Out with the old, in with the new

    As I read all the political ads there is an overwhelming similarity with the incumbents. They all tell us how many things in the government are wrong and how much needs to be done. Well I submit to all that are reading this that what really needs to be done is, vote them out. These people create...

  • Letter: South Portland needs renovated high school

    I am writing in support of the South Portland High School renovation project. I recently toured the high school and I would encourage anyone who doubts the need for repair to take a tour as well. I saw cracks in the exterior walls, windows that I wouldn’t have in my home and asbestos thr...

  • Letter: Foster has integrity, commitment

    Contrary to the opinion of Jeff Toorish, I am proud to put my full support behind Gary Foster in House District 109. Gary has proved to me that he is a person of integrity and commitment who will serve the citizens of District 109 well in Augusta. He has an extensive record of community s...

  • Letter: Mitchell for governor

    No stranger to work, Libby Mitchell used to ride along with her “traveling salesman” dad, and when he opened his own store she sorted shelves and waited on customers. Along the way she had many jobs, including being a peach sorter and working for a jewelry store.  As a camp couns...

  • Letter: Foster has necessary qualities

    I would like to set the record straight and counter some of the personal attacks in Jeff Toorish's letter about Gary Foster. Growing up in Gray, Foster gained experience as an independent businessman and is a well-known carpenter and subcontractor in the area. He owns a multi-tenant buildi...

  • Letter: Send Davis back to Augusta

    When I close the curtain at the voting booth, I want my precious vote to support the one candidate who can truly represent me in Senate District 11. Jerry Davis has done this over the past years as a representative and is doing so now as the incumbent senator. As his neighbor for the past ...

  • Letter: Woodbury in Senate District 11

    We are writing in support of Dick Woodbury, who is running for state Senate in District 11. He is an independent who served in the Maine House from 2002 to 2008. We have known Dick for about 15 years and worked on several committees with him. One of us is a Democrat, the other a Republica...