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  • Letter: Gideon deserves to be re-elected to House

    My husband and I set out to start a new business last fall, but it required legislation to make a go of it. Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon, our friend, worked tirelessly to write and pass the bill to open up a new market. I am inspired by her willingness to tackle big issues that prevent Mainers fro...

  • Letter: Re-elect Freeport's Gideon in House District 48

    Please join me in voting for Democrat Sara Gideon in her re-election to House District 48 (Freeport and Pownal). In her 2012 Maine House election, I drove Sara from door to door to meet and talk to what must have been thousands of residents. I was astounded at her commitment, her knowledge and he...

  • Letter: Chase for Falmouth council

    I am writing to urge voters to support Fred Chase for the Falmouth Town Council. Fred was a councilor in the 1970s, when I served Falmouth as town manager. He was an outstanding councilor with a common-sense approach to the issues of that time. I am certain that same approach would apply toda...

  • Letter: Beem is wrong about marriage, religion

    "Gay marriage not a religious issue"? Marriage (as defined) has been a religious ceremony for centuries and it is quite appropriate that religious leaders speak up in its defense. Edgar Allen Beem's suggestion that "we would all be better off" if the churches would just see ... 1

  • Letter: The point of Tea Parties

    Tom Foley sounds like a patriotic American, but his letter misses the true meaning behind the Tea Parties. The Tea Parties were intended to make a statement about the egregious government power-grab, and the unprecedented growth in the federal budget deficit. It is not as much about the tax inc...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...