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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: Scarborough Library book sale a success

    On behalf of the Friends of the Scarborough Library, I would like to thank the many members of the Scarborough community who helped make our annual book sale so successful this year. The success of this sale is due to the generosity of those who donate, as well as those who purchase. Proc...

  • Letter: Freeport library policy disappoints

    Returning home from college a couple of weeks ago, I went into the Freeport Community Library in search of books for summer pleasure reading. When I went to check out my selection, the librarian asked for my library card. I didn’t have a current card, so they had to look up my number. The l... 1

  • Short Relief: GOP's LePage fills leadership void left by Maine Democrats

    According to the latest data, more than 318,000 of the state's approximately 1 million registered voters turned out to vote in the June election – about 31 percent. That was significantly higher than the 15 percent to 20 percent that the secretary of state predicted on the basis of h... 3

  • The Universal Notebook: Heluva good excuse to be a conservative

    Here on the Beem ranch, we all enjoy a good dip. Cream cheese and chives go a long way toward satisfying this sinful craving, but for sheer unctuous indulgence, nothing quite measures up to a good clam dip. Recently, however, I discovered that I may be a clam-dip conservative. Every... 8

  • Letter: Falmouth residents need the bus

    One of the reasons I chose Falmouth was because of the METRO bus service into Portland and the convenience of taking the Flyer to Shaw's, the library, Walmart or any of the other places along the route. I do still drive, but anticipated the day when I might not be able to when choosing to buy a c...

  • Letter: Brunswick Parks & Gardens is not-for-profit

    The Brunswick Park & Gardens article last month stated that Herschel Sternlieb, visionary and founder of BP&G, said "the project was a for-profit business." This gives the impression that BP&G is out to make money, when in fact it cannot because of its tax-exempt status. The B...

  • Letter: Thanks for supporting Relay in Brunswick

    I would like to thank area residents for their generosity and support of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Eighty-five teams participated in this year’s event and raised more than $142,000. This outstanding show of support proves that the people of the greater...

  • Letter: Opportunity knocks in South Portland

    South Portland has a unique opportunity to acquire a newly constructed four-story building that would allow the city to have all their departments under one roof. This would save the city from spending monies to renovate and maintain these very old buildings that are falling in disrepair. ...