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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: Woodbury leads on fiscal responsibility

    As we talk about the upcoming election, one theme comes up over and over again. We have heard many people insist that we have to stop spending so much money. We’re writing to encourage District 11 voters to support Dick Woodbury for state Senate because we share this concern. Much ...

  • Letter: Elect Richard in District 112

    Maine sorely needs a voice that will speak for lowering taxes, for streamlining state government and for putting a halt to deficit spending. Maine needs someone who will stand strong for reforming the welfare system and for promoting education and training programs. Mark Richard is that person....

  • Letter: Richard has the right qualities

    Being self-employed in the real estate industry, I am especially tuned into the skills needed for survival in a weak economic climate. It takes a lot of hard, dedicated work to be successful. Mark Richard has been able to continue his business viability by making astute assessments, by using soli...

  • Letter: Send Nelson back to the Legislature

    Mary Nelson is a superb member of the Legislature. She brings integrity, practical judgement and a clear understanding of Maine's challenges to her role. We have known Mary for over 25 years; she is a committed member of our community who serves with enthusiasm, organization, energy and a keen ...

  • Letter: Woodbury is the best choice

    Senate District 11 is lucky. We have good choices for state senator and one outstanding choice: Dick Woodbury. Woodbury has a doctorate in economics from Harvard. His research and opinions on aging populations and tax reform are published and he is "The Guy" people ask when these comple...

  • Letter: Re-elect Governali in Cape Elizabeth

    Confident that he will continue to serve our community judiciously, collaboratively and passionately, I eagerly support Councilor Frank Governali's candidacy for Cape Elizabeth Town Council. At a time when we continue to face fiscal difficulties, Frank will be able to provide invaluable in...

  • Letter: Tepler for Topsham representative

    Election Day is coming soon and I would like to express my support for Denise Tepler, who is running for state representative in House District 60. I have known Denise for 26 years and have seen her at work on a variety of projects, from raising her three wonderful daughters, to her involvement ...

  • Letter: Harris in House District 113

    It is time to send an experienced businessman to Augusta. We need to elect someone who has a track record for creating jobs, managing and meeting a weekly payroll, and ensuring that his customers are always satisfied. That person is Jason Harris. Recently, Jason undertook a major environme...