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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: Otten for Maine governor

    As a mother to two children who will be raised and educated in Maine, the upcoming gubernatorial election is very important to their future. An important issue for many Maine families is the ability for our children to find jobs and to be able to stay in Maine and raise their own families. For ou...

  • Letter: Perfetti, Moriarty in Cumberland

    Voting for Michael Perfetti for a second term on the Cumberland Town Council is a vote for collaborative governance that is often missing in town politics. I have known Mike for 10 years. We served together on a town-wide effort to secure land, raise funds and qualify Cumberland workforce ...

  • Letter: Yes on Question 2

    The combination of greater energy independence, creation of green jobs and making immediate energy savings is a tough combination to beat, but that’s just what Maine voters will get if we approve Question 2 on the June ballot. Question 2, a $26.5 million bond issue, funds $15.5 mill...

  • Letter: Leavitt for Cumberland council

    Cumberland is fortunate to have Sally Leavitt stand for Town Council. As a lifelong resident of Cumberland, she understands the needs of the town and its diverse communities. She has expressed new ideas and approaches to address the many challenges our town is currently facing. Sally was v...

  • Letter: Support for Falmouth council rules

    I am writing to voice my support for the Falmouth Town Council’s decision to unanimously pass a resolution that condemns name-calling, personal attacks and abusive language during meetings and in correspondence. This comes after months of behavior that Councilor Fred Chase described as ne... 1

  • Letter: Miller for Falmouth School Board

    I would like to endorse Marna Miller as a candidate for the Falmouth School Board. It has been my good fortune to have known Marna for over five years, and during that time she has proved to be an enthusiastic advocate for her children's education. Marna has always taken a great interest in the...

  • Letter: Keep Falmouth library in mind

    Lately, there have been many conversations in Falmouth about the viability of libraries in general and the need for more space at the Falmouth Memorial Library in particular. These discussions are essential for an informed voting public. It is equally critical that the following points are part...

  • Letter: Re-elect Payne in Falmouth

    Please join me in supporting Tony Payne for his re-election to the Falmouth Town Council. His ability to keep a large audience informed, engaged and encouraged to participate in the process has been extraordinary. Rarely a week goes by that there isn't something in my e-mail in-box from To...