Wed, Apr 01, 2015 ●
BathHarpswellTopshamBrunswickCumberlandNorth YarmouthFalmouthFreeportPortlandCape ElizabethScarboroughSouth PortlandChebeague IslandYarmouth

Opinion

Syndicate content
  • 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: Stop the madness, vote for Thomas

    The old definition of insanity has applied to Maine electoral politics for too long. People keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Continuing to send the same Democratic Party majority to the Legislature in Augusta while expecting they will somehow stop drowning Maine&rsquo...

  • Letter: Serious support for Woodbury

    The times are tough, and the issues require solutions. As Maine goes so goes the nation, which gives me great optimism because we live in a great state and state Senate District 11 has a great candidate in Dick Woodbury. Dick is rare candidate who listens and engages with his fellow citiz...

  • Letter: Pingree's deserves re-election

    Chellie Pingree has a proven track record in Washington, and in these tough economic times we need an experienced representative who’s also a compassionate listener and a tireless advocate for the people of Maine’s 1st District. We know where she stands on the issues that are unique t...

  • Letter: Students, homeowners need SPHS renovation

    South Portland High School is at risk of losing its accreditation and the city cannot delay renovations any longer; we are in the 11th hour and this is it. One reason we pay taxes is to educate our children so they can get a good job in the future. It is a waste of all taxpayers’ money if ...

  • Letter: South Portland school cost is too high

    Over the past several years the citizens of South Portland have been asked to approve an expensive new high school project on a few different occasions. The people voted no every time. Since this issue is on the ballot again, the School Board must not understand why people have voted it down ea...

  • 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...