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  • 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: Re-elect Eberle to state House

    As the November election approaches, I would like to thank state Rep. Jane Eberle for her legislative service and urge South Portland and Cape Elizabeth voters to ensure her re-election. Her knowledge of, connection to and genuine fondness for the citizens of our community will be crucial in adv...

  • Letter: Scarborough plan fails lobstermen

    Your report on the Pine Point Pier raises some telling questions: If the co-op and town agreed to a one-year deal in 1991 regarding use of the parking lot, was the ordinance requiring restaurants to "own" (or lease?) 25 spaces in existence then? If it was, obviously the town waived or ignored it....

  • Letter: Advice for BNAS NEX, commissary patrons

    Customers of the Naval Air Station Brunswick Exchange and Commissary have undoubtedly noted some of the changes to each store over the past few months. The NEX, in particular, is getting smaller by the week. I wanted to point out that the changes currently seen are the result of less foot traffic...

  • Letter: Woodbury for state Senate

    We are writing to share our enthusiastic support of Dick Woodbury as an independent for Maine Senate District 11.  As a career economist, Dick has the skills to lead Maine through the economic challenges we currently face toward a more vibrant and sustainable future.  He has the experie...

  • Letter: Falmouth should send Richard to Augusta

    I am writing to join the chorus of Falmouth voters who support Mark Richard's candidacy for a seat in the Maine House. I first got to know Mark from meetings of the Falmouth Republican Town Committee. There he offered thoughtful and insightful input to topics under discussion. He does not rush...

  • Letter: Beem's columns bring clarity

    I have read a couple of negative reader comments about Edgar Allen Beem in recent weeks and have to disagree. After a week of news, which has more spin than my washing machine, I find it refreshing to sit down at lunch on Fridays and to read

  • Editorial: Lawsuit threat produces plenty of smoke, no fire

    Whether you agree or not with the Maine Heritage Policy Center's ideology, there's no disputing its ability to use the press to its advantage. Although there's a long-standing rule of thumb in journalism that lawsuits aren't stories until the paperwork is actually filed in court, many Main...

  • Forecaster Forum: Facts, figures don't support Falmouth library, Town Hall proposals

    The Falmouth Town Council is in the process of crafting a referendum question to be voted on by residents asking if they want to spend close to $10 million to move the Falmouth Memorial Library and the Town Hall to the soon-to-be-abandoned Plummer-Motz and Lunt school property. The notion ...