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  • Policy Wonk: Thanks to LePage, Maine leaks revenue in 2 ways

    Gov. Paul LePage is nothing if not relentless in pursuit of a tea party fiscal agenda. He would directly cut state taxes (primarily for wealthy individuals and corporations) and indirectly give money to corporations by expanding and/or creating new tax expenditures, i.e., tax forgiveness, ...

  • Letter: Farber sees Falmouth's 'big picture'

    Falmouth residents know that local leadership is critical to maintaining our schools and assuring our town thrives. Karen Farber’s tenure on the Town Council has proved that she is a leader who can see the big picture, balancing education, fiscal responsibility and the interests of local re...

  • Letter: Beem should stick to the sweet stuff

    Shame on you for printing that heinous column, "Bring Back Compassionate Conservatism," by Edgar Allen Beem. Most who read your weekly paper do so mainly for the "wishful gossip" and humor provided from the Police Beat, as well as to catch up on recent civic and school-related news. If people a... 4

  • Letter: GOP panders to emotions

    Edgar Allen Beem is wasting his time looking for a logical common denominator in Republican positions. They're pandering to their idea of what people want, or can be made to want through emotional appeals that manage to leave an impression without rousing the critical faculties. Democrats wooing ...

  • Letter: Who needs politics?

    Many people seem to think that if they don’t like politics then they just will not need to get involved; maybe it will go away. The truth is that politics happen to everyone, whether you are looking or not. Politics affect our daily life, and that of our children. Politicians, although ...

  • Editorial: Falmouth resident's tactics give watchdogs a bad name

    An enlightened, vigilant citizenry is one of the best watchdogs on local government. But when vigilance leads to vigilantism, things tend to get ugly.  That's the case in Falmouth, where resident Michael Doyle is on a crusade to convince people their town government is broken. Sometim... 8

  • The Universal Notebook: Bring back compassionate conservatism

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., got in hot water last week for saying, “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK?” Obviously, such a politically incorrect statement incorrectly suggests that all people of Hispanic heritage think al... 4

  • Forecaster Forum: Courts reject schools' blanket use of privacy statute

    It should be clear that just as I represent the news media, which your reporting on child restraints has mentioned, Peter C. Felmly and his firm represent many Maine school districts as well as trade associations that represent school districts. Substantively, I disagree with

  • Forecaster Forum: The whole truth about student privacy and the public's right to know

    School attorney Peter C. Felmly’s column regarding the secrecy of student records should have been titled “Why people hate lawyers,” because it exemplifies the worst t...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: School system structural changes lead to new expectations

    My first year as Portland’s superintendent of schools is done, finis, completed. It’s been an adventure, a challenge and a thrill to be home again in Portland, working on behalf of my 1973 classmates’ grandchildren (ouch) as well as all of the other children attending the Portl...