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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: Approve the Falmouth school budget

    For six years we have served as elected members of the Falmouth School Board. As our terms end, we thank the voters for their trust. We satisfied that trust by doing our best in weighing the needs of our school system against the need to keep taxes in check. For the second year running, the bo...

  • Global Matters: Timely message on the wings of Honor Flight

    It’s not something I’m particularly proud to admit, but I am not an especially patient person. My impatience is more pronounced when I travel. I bristle at long lines. I find other travelers annoying, and generally I don’t like crowds. When I travel, I like things to go my way.

  • Letter: Cumberland should re-elect Perfetti

    When looking for a responsible, engaged and passionate candidate for Cumberland Town Council, our vote will definitely be for Michael Perfetti. Mike has contributed a great deal to the Town Council meetings in his first term. His voice is heard with substantial informative commentary. Mike scours...

  • Letter: Westbrook councilor backs Rodden in Falmouth

    Though I am not a resident of Falmouth, I am writing to you in support of Bonny Rodden for the Falmouth Town Council. I have come to know Bonny the last few years through her tireless work to bring public transportation to your community. Bonny is a tremendous and thoughtful leader. She truly car...

  • Letter: Falmouth board needs Miller

    My wife, Marna Miller, is running for Falmouth School Board, and I cannot imagine a better candidate. Marna combines a background in higher education with a strong spirit for volunteerism and the enthusiasm of a parent with kids currently in the Falmouth schools. Marna is a creative thinke...

  • Letter: Murry for Falmouth School Board

    Mainers lament that our children go or stay away post education, settling elsewhere to make their living. Chris Murry Jr. has chosen to return to Falmouth to live his adult life and begin his career in Maine. Further, he hopes to participate civically by being elected to the Falmouth School Boa...

  • Letter: Re-elect Perfetti in Cumberland

    I support Michael Perfetti for re-election to the Cumberland Town Council . As president of my condominium association, I have appeared before the council and found Councilor Perfetti to be willing to listen and take initiative to understand all aspects of an issue before casting his vote. I also...

  • Letter: Ramsay for Yarmouth Water District

    I urge Yarmouth voters to cast their vote on June 8 for Patricia Ramsay for trustee of the Yarmouth Water District. The Water District is a little scrutinized public-private entity that is responsible for providing clean water to our community. These services come at considerable cost to ...