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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: Back the SAD 51 budget

    SAD 51 provides Cumberland and North Yarmouth with a superior product at a reasonable price. For the second year in a row, the district has proposed a 0 percent budget increase. With inflation at 2.2 percent for the last 12 months and built-in cost increases, arriving at a flat budget is c...

  • Letter: Proud of Falmouth school budget

    As Election Day on June 8 draws near, I would like to take a moment to thank the Falmouth parents, teachers, booster groups and taxpayers who joined us for the five-month process of meetings and workshops devoted entirely to the 2011 budget. Superintendent Barbara Powers, administrators and the ...

  • Letter: Falmouth critic's sources fall short

    The May 6 ad by Michael Doyle is misleading and riddled with unsupported assertions. Mr. Doyle’s May 17 letter notes that “about 14 percent of the paid ad space was devoted to verifiable source references.” Does one infer then that 86 per cent of the ad is not verifiable? ... 2

  • Letter: Rodden, DiBiase benefit Falmouth

    Falmouth needs responsible fiscal management, progressive thinking about the issues of our day, diligence, open minds and collaborative thinking. That is why I am supporting Barb DiBiase and Bonny Rodden for Town Council. Bonny has been a diligent councilor, has been willing to listen to others...

  • Letter: Yes on SAD 51 budget

    Last year I tuned into the SAD 51 budget cycle late in the process. Upon learning of proposed cuts, I feared that our community was choosing a path that would erode the quality of our programs and compromise the educational experience of our youth. Guided by that concern, I voted no on the prop...

  • Letter: Rodden for Falmouth's future

    As a long-time member of the Falmouth Recycling Committee I feel very fortunate to have Bonny Rodden as the committee’s liaison on the Town Council. Bonny’s tireless efforts have enabled Falmouth to maintain its position as a regional leader in recycling rates. Bonny’s positio...

  • Letter: DiBiase, Rodden endorsed in Falmouth

    As former Falmouth town councilors, we endorse Bonny Rodden and Barbara DiBiase for Town Council. Barbara knows about small businesses and property values – about saving money for Falmouth – and about efficient ways to keep Falmouth an excellent place to live and to educate our...

  • Letter: Rodden's case for re-election in Falmouth

    It has been a great honor to serve on the Falmouth Town Council for the past three years. Falmouth is recognized across the region and the state as a leader, and I have worked hard to keep it that way. We are leaders because of our outstanding schools, our commitment to purchasing open spa...