Sat, Jan 31, 2015 ●
BathHarpswellTopshamBrunswickCumberlandNorth YarmouthFalmouthFreeportPortlandCape ElizabethScarboroughSouth PortlandChebeague IslandYarmouth

Opinion

Syndicate content
  • 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: Support the South Portland school bond

    I am writing to support the renovation of South Portland High School. Please, before you fill out your absentee ballot or go to the polls on Nov. 2, I encourage you to get the facts. This project is taking care of a lot of mistakes that were made in the past. Some think that the project co...

  • Letter: Watson works for Brunswick

    I want to thank Byron Watson for representing my family on the Brunswick School Board. Mr. Watson has been the most dedicated member of that board and truly cares for the future of the town of Brunswick. What makes Byron's dedication and service to District 1 all the more impressive is th...

  • Letter: Woodbury for state Senate

    Concerns about health care are part of what motivates me to support Dick Woodbury in Senate District 11. As a physician who has practiced medicine for 35 years, I have witnessed the wonderful advances and benefits it has brought. Yet I also recognize its two most troubling aspects: the ever-in...

  • Letter: Richard for Falmouth rep

    I had the privilege of attending Mark Richard’s Campaign Rally at his home in Falmouth, on Sept. 12. Several individuals were asked to speak on Mark’s behalf, several of whom I know and respect. I know them for being sincere and honest individuals who care deeply about what happens...

  • Letter: Former state rep backs Davis

    As a resident of Maine Senate District 11, I am very pleased that Sen. Jerry Davis has again decided to offer his service to the citizens of the district. In his first term of office, Jerry demonstrated both fiscal prudence and political courage by resisting pressure and voted against a bloated ...

  • Letter: Re-elect Davis in Falmouth

    I am writing to lend my support to Jerry Davis' campaign for state Senate. Jerry has done a great job for us in the past and I especially appreciate his periodic mailings that recap what is happening in the Legislature. He is very approachable and willing to listen to his constituents. O...

  • Letter: Falmouth wins with Davis

    History was a favorite subject during schools years – the ultimate non-fiction story. Politics have been a keen interest since high school. The two are inexplicably tied. History and politics weave the past, present and future. Who better to serve our interests in Augusta than a can...

  • Letter: Cutler for governor

    When meeting Eliot Cutler, one is quickly impressed with his enthusiasm, intellect, integrity and no-nonsense approach to getting things done. His plans are based on lowering the costs of energy, health care and government, while investing in our competitive advantages: our forests, farms, fisher...