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  • Letter: Override governor's veto of LMF bonds

    I thank Sen. Cathy Breen and Rep. Michael Timmons for supporting LD 1378, and ask for their continued support by voting to override the governor’s veto. My family relies on access to water bodies and public lands that are part of the legacy of the Lands For Maine’s Future program....

  • Capitol Notebook: While you were at the LePage investigation ...

    With headlines focused on the pending investigation of embattled Gov. Paul LePage, it’s time to step back and review some other issues and say farewell to some key bills that were doomed by this Legislature. The Legislature is by nature conservative, and as an institution is uncomfor...

  • Letter: Troubled by the church's view of death

    Edgar Allen Beem makes interesting comments about LD 1270, “An Act Regarding Patient-Directed Care at the End of Life." But the comment I find most interesting was one in which he comes down on Catholicism for the suggestion that “life is a sacred gift from God, and only he can determ...

  • Letter: LePage must learn to deal with anger

    Congratulations to Steve Woods on his insightful look at our governor's behavior (Intentionally Unreasonable: "Paul LePag...

  • Letter: Maine should adopt ranked-choice voting

    I like local elections because they don’t have the negative campaigning and partisan bickering of the state and federal campaigns. I would love to see our state and federal elections look more like our local elections. Next year, we will all have a chance to vote for an initiative th...

  • Letter: Praise for Cape Elizabeth legislator

    I am writing to express thanks and gratitude to state Rep. Kimberly Monaghan, D-Cape Elizabeth, for taking a strong stand against animal cruelty. Monaghan is the lead sponsor of LD 335, which seeks to prohibit pet shops in Maine from buying and selling puppies and kittens from large-scale, out-of...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Paul LePage: Feel his pain, fear his anger

    When you Google “Governor Paul LePage,” these words drop from the omniscient Internet cloud like acidic raindrops in April: bully, bold, brash and bombastic. A deeper probe into the worldwide abyss of search headlines includes “Combative Maine Governor,” “Amer...

  • Capitol Notebook: Environmental battles bring investigation, accusations

    On the long list of targets for Gov. Paul LePage at his angry news conference last week was the Land for Maine’s Future Board, which he has trapped in one of the most bitter political fights of this legislative season. The governor has refused to release bonds, already approved by vo...

  • Letter: Clean Power Plan deserves support

    Several weeks ago the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plan, which sets the first federal limits on unrestricted carbon pollution from existing power plants. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling on st...

  • The Universal Notebook: Give us the liberty to choose death

    As a death-denying culture we tend to turn ourselves inside out linguistically to avoid the truth. The phrase “physician-assisted suicide” and even the far more innocuous “death with dignity” have been replaced in recent years with generic obfuscations of the sort e...