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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...

  • The Universal Notebook: Arizona on my mind

    My brother-in-law Warren was here from Tucson last week for his annual homecoming visit. In one of the rare moments when he wasn’t eating Italian sandwiches (which you can’t get in Arizona) or body surfing (which you can’t do in Arizona) at Scarborough Beach, I asked him to expl... 4

  • Letter: Support Falmouth Food Pantry

    Thank you to Emily Parkhurst for her well-balanced and sensitive article about the Falmouth Food Pantry. It was clear that she sought information from several sources and her written piece reflected both the human side and the practical aspects of the pantry.  Both Peter and Barbara are to b...

  • Letter: Beware the wind-sprawl lawyers

    I question Karen Tilberg's bias for the Governor's Wind Power Task Force. I found Naiomi Schalit's articles to be well-researched and factual. I wonder if the Redington support was won by giving away other parts of the state for wind sprawl. Lincoln's zoning was not in need of review. Wind sprawl... 1

  • Letter: Richard should represent Falmouth

    As a small business owner, I am pleased to endorse the candidacy of Mark Richard for state representative from Falmouth. Maine is in deep fiscal trouble and needs common-sense legislative members who can walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Mark has the management skills, experience, know...

  • Letter: Re-elect Nelson in Falmouth

    I write you in support of Rep. Mary Nelson of Falmouth. During her tenure, she brought a new attitude to legislative life. She teaches us not to become dependent on others but to learn how to volunteer and realize that we are all in this together. She succeeded in strengthening the safety net. Sh...

  • Letter: Falmouth needs Richard

    I have often wondered why anyone would chose to be a part of our political landscape with its eternal posturing and blustering, its two steps forward, one step back dances and its total lack of ability to line dance. Just about the time these thoughts arrive in my head I seem to meet a new perso...

  • Letter: Woodbury for state Senate

    I am writing in support of Dick Woodbury as an independent for the Maine State Senate representing Falmouth, Cumberland, Gray, North Yarmouth, and Yarmouth. As an independent, Dick is not beholden to special-interest groups or to party politics. In fact, he has used his objectivity and ab...

  • Forecaster Forum: Connecting the dots in public education

    Most people aren’t fans of No Child Left Behind or federal government intervention in public education. Often one hears that NCLB had caused “teaching to the test” and narrowing of the curriculum. Strangely, the state government is poised to enact national testing, and the pub... 2