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  • Letter: Columnist paints incomplete portrait of LePage

    In Julie McDonald-Smith's column about “what the press won’t tell you about Paul LePage,” she lists what she vi...

  • Letter: Wait for debates before voting for governor

    In the 2010 campaign for governor there were 31 debates between the candidates, allowing voters to make informed choices at the polls. This year, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and Gov. Paul LePage don’t want to debate Eliot Cutler. They want voters to vote early, before the six scheduled debates, ...

  • Letter: Thanks for the Falmouth Dialogue

    I want to express my sincerest appreciation to all of the 300-plus students, parents, staff and community members who participated in our Community Dialogue IV. The afternoon was, I believe, a huge success and feedback from participants has been very positive. It never ceases to amaze me what...

  • Letter: Brunswick's shame

    I know neither Mike Ouellet nor Councilor Karen Klatt, but what is evident to me is that in the search for political one-upsmanship, Klatt has foregone her duty to do what is right for the people and has made a mockery of an organization charged with leading the town of Brunswick. Whether you ...

  • Forecaster Forum: When you're in a hole, there's no easy way out

    The recently approved budget for the town of Falmouth ($10 million) and its schools ($25 million) will amount to approximately $35 million for the coming year. That means there will be no increase in this coming year's tax rate ($12.35 per $1,000 of valuation) if Falmouth residents vote to vali...

  • Letter: Firefighter's accusers must testify

    A comment by a spokesman for Cumberland Police Department in the April 23 story "Cumberland-Portland firefighter's trial expected in May" is particularly worrisome: "... Police are hopeful, though not confident, that the alleged victims will not be asked to testify." The ri...

  • Letter: Cost, risk of workforce housing

    There is a workforce housing project being proposed for the town of Falmouth. Forty-eight units will be located next to the "new" police station. In theory, affordable housing sounds fine. However, concentrated development in this particular area promotes sprawl. Questions includ...

  • Reporter's Notebook: Investigative journalism's last gasp?

    The reporter wanted to know how Mark Benjamin persuaded the mother of slain Pfc. Albert Nelson to talk. Within seconds, Benjamin, a writer for Salon.com, is borrowing a pen. He snatches a handout from the May 1 in...

  • Letter: The imaginary gun show loophole

    Edgar Allen Beem wrote "Maine Citizens against Handgun Violence brought Tom Mauser to Maine to testify on behalf of LD 814. Mauser's son Daniel was killed in the 1999 Columbine school massacre by a student wielding a gun purchased legally at a gun show, so if he couldn't persuade the Maine... 7

  • Letter: Dog owners have rights, too

    Where is the American Civil Liberties Union when you really need them? It is outrageous that the city of South Portland is endorsing the stopping of law-abiding citizens who are walking their dogs on Willard Beach and requiring them to demonstrate voice control of their pets. Next they'll be sc...