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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: 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...

  • Short Relief: Portland shouldn't dilute the right to vote

    Last year, state Sen. Justin Alfond, D-Portland, sponsored LD 1195, an act to allow non-citizen residents to vote in municipal elections. Under the bill a municipality could “provide by ordinance for a person residing within its borders who is not a citizen of the United States to vote in ... 3

  • Letter: Falmouth library still likes Lunt

    The board of trustees of Falmouth Memorial Library would like to clarify that, consistent with our written resolution of Aug. 17 and Trustee Sean Joyce's comments, we believe that moving to Lunt very likely will meet our long-term needs. Our concern is and has been that this move is accomplished...

  • Letter: Wind series unfair to task force

    I write to express my disappointment regarding a series of articles authored by Naomi Schalit of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting that did not accurately represent the efforts of the Governor’s Wind Power Task Force. Gov. Baldacci established the task force with very ge... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: Wrestling with religious tolerance

    Polite people don’t talk publicly about sex, money or religion. That’s what I was brought up to believe, so I guess I’m not a very polite person. I was also brought up to be tolerant of different religious beliefs. I do my best, but I’m not perfect. And I don’... 21

  • Reporter's Notebook: Growing comfortable in a thick skin

    Of all the things I collected at The Forecaster, my favorite is a letter in which attorney F. Lee Bailey essentially calls me a liar. Bailey, of course, is a pretty big deal. For a time, one local newspaper had taken to writing “internationally famous” before his name, as if ce... 1

  • Letter: Brunswick councilor speaks her conscience

    I would like to respond to a recent letter from Jeffrey Alan Morse about his concern with Brunswick Town Council Vice Chairwoman Deborah Atwood's stance on a company that has been involved with military drone development and currently seeks to set up shop at Brunswick Naval Air Station. One has t...

  • Letter: Re-elect Davis to state Senate

    We live in troubled times, we need a man of the caliber of Jerry Davis to represent the people of District 11 in the Maine Senate. Please re-elect Jerry in the upcoming election. Marie C. Brown