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  • Letter: Cumberland officials behaving badly

    It is with great disappointment and in such poor taste I found the behavior of the Cumberland Town Council and town manager at last week’s meeting. State Rep. Michael Timmons, R-Cumberland, came at the invitation of the council to report on his change of vote on Land for Maine’...

  • The Right View: Maine, the way road rage should be

    Forgive my departure this week from the blood bath that is politics, but we live in an amazing place, and amazing places inspire amazing people. Maine is host to a myriad of road races, many of which raise astronomical amounts of money for exceptionally worthy causes. I’ve participat...

  • Letter: Portland should cherish Narrow Gauge RR

    Regarding your article about the possible or probable loss of the Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, such a loss might little affect Portland's cultural life, but if Portland and Maine's pasts are of any importance, the city should be doing everything it can to keep the railroad and museum in Port...

  • Letter: Re-elect Sen. Gerzofsky

    I am writing in support of Stan Gerzofsky continuing as our state senator. As a longtime small business owner in Brunswick, I know Stan to be a integral crucial and tireless part of our local delegation. From his earliest days as a our state representative, Stan has been solicitous of me, both...

  • Letter: Falmouth should re-elect Nelson

    Rep. Mary Nelson has impressed me during her first term representing Falmouth in the state House and deserves to be elected again. She has been accessible to the public and to the Town Council to relay information and concerns back and forth so Falmouth’s voice can be heard in the Le...

  • The Universal Notebook: Cutler's anonymous critics keep the biggest secret

    Political campaigns have been doing opponent research and feeding unfavorable and unflattering tips to the news media for as long as I have been part of the media. But independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is being targeted by a form of opposition research I have never seen befo...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: National recognition for Portland schools

    Leading educators are using King Middle School and Casco Bay High School as models for schools throughout the country. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited King two weeks ago to see how an urban school achieves success. The stars of the show were King teachers, who brought home... 2

  • Letter: Send Bliss back to the Senate

    When things go wrong, we want to blame all our leaders – make a clean sweep and elect new people. But hold on: huge organizations like state government are highly complex and operate best when the people who work within them have learned, by experience, how to make them do so. Candi...

  • Letter: Re-elect Eberle to state House

    As the November election approaches, I would like to thank state Rep. Jane Eberle for her legislative service and urge South Portland and Cape Elizabeth voters to ensure her re-election. Her knowledge of, connection to and genuine fondness for the citizens of our community will be crucial in adv...

  • Letter: Scarborough plan fails lobstermen

    Your report on the Pine Point Pier raises some telling questions: If the co-op and town agreed to a one-year deal in 1991 regarding use of the parking lot, was the ordinance requiring restaurants to "own" (or lease?) 25 spaces in existence then? If it was, obviously the town waived or ignored it....