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  • Capitol Notebook: Trying to break Maine’s bottle bill

    A few weeks ago, several middle-school students holding a bottle drive arrived at my doorstep to raise money for their sports team. Fortunately, I had a full bag to give them. Bottle drives, redemption centers, and the bottles that are left out on trash pickup night for folks to take and r...

  • The Universal Notebook: A Portland Museum of Art Biennial beef

    The Portland Museum of Art Biennial has become an important exhibition of new Maine art. This year it will be held from Oct. 8 to Jan. 3, 2016, but it is already generating controversy because of the way the artists were selected. The exhibition is underwritten by a bequest from the estate...

  • Letter: Gruber in House District 108

    I have had the privilege of knowing Tom Gruber for over 20 years. We served together in the Army Reserves and were both activated during Operation Desert Storm. Tom was an exemplary officer during those years. He was best known for his organizational skills as well as his ability to complete task...

  • Letter: Wagner for Cape Elizabeth council

    There is a candidate running for Cape Elizabeth Town Council who has spent much of the past two years considering how he can add to the Cape community. James Wagner, or as many of us know him,“Jamie," is an attorney, father, husband and local entrepreneur. Since moving to Cape Elizabeth, ...

  • Letter: It's 1950 all over again

    In 1950 the Republicans were the minority party in Congress, as they are today. On June 1 of that year Sen. Margaret Chase Smith made her “Declaration of Conscience” speech. She said, "The Democratic Party should be replaced. Yet to displace it with a Republican regime embracing a phi...

  • Letter: Falmouth should support new town center

    I’m writing to support a plan creating a town center in the soon-to-be-vacated Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools in Falmouth. Often taxpayers can be scared away from town improvements because of potentially bigger tax bills, but residents need more time to know all of the funding options...

  • Letter: Re-elect Bliss in Senate District 7

    I normally do not involve myself in politics, but after several recent events, I am compelled to write a letter urging people to vote for Sen. Larry Bliss in the upcoming Senate District 7 election. Like many others, I had become disenchanted by the political process, and disappointed by hastily...

  • Letter: Re-elect Strang Burgess

    For the past number of years residents surrounding Forest Lake in Cumberland have been complaining about the trucking noise from the Maine Turnpike and the adjacent service area. No one at any level of our state government lifted a finger to help alleviate or even address the problem. It was then...

  • Letter: Foster is the superior choice

    Perennial legislative candidate Anne Graham makes mountains of publicity out of her molehills of contributions to our local community. Graham takes credit for her work with local businesses. She got involved in this effort solely to cover her consistent support for higher taxes of all types. Her ...

  • Letter: Don't grant S.P councilors their wish

    The South Portland City Council wants all of its citizens to vote yes on the high school renovation. They want us to do for them, but they do not want to do for us. Two examples: The public was allowed to speak about the closing of Gorham Road Extension, and everyone that spoke was against the...