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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...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Maine Yarmouthians are in great company

    You can’t live in “New” England without being aware of “Old” England and our social, political and organizational links and genealogy to the other side of the great pond. Despite going on 239 years old, America is still quite young when compared with many othe...

  • The Right View: Collins may not be exciting, but she gets the job done

    With the Democrats’ ongoing and entertaining confusion over Gov. Paul LePage’s victory, the continuing drama surrounding the state Senate District 25 seat, and U.S. Sen. Angus King’s schizophrenia over whom he will caucus with in the new year, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins hasn’...

  • The Universal Notebook: Fade to bittersweet

    Drifting into the dark depths of December, the loss of color is profound. The wet, cold, lifeless browns, grays and whites of winter have overtaken the landscape such that even the evergreens seem colorless. Where color does exist however, it is as conspicuous and incongruous as a loud tie with a...

  • Policy Wonk: Train police to be defusers, not killers

    Almost everyone following the recent fatal shooting by a law enforcement officer of an unarmed man in Ferguson, Missouri, is focused on the racial dimension of the case, and that is certainly appropriate. The inequality of justice that blacks, Hispanics (and other racial groups) confront i...

  • Letter: Don't rush decision on Yarmouth Route 1 bridge

    The Nov. 24 Yarmouth Town Council meeting, billed as an information meeting about designs and costs for replacing or removing the Route 1 bridge over Main Street, was hostile territory for those wanting full consideration of alternatives. Most people there wanted to replace the bridge and were an...

  • Letter: Collins should support Clean Power Plan

    I love spending time with my grandchildren in Maine’s beautiful landscape, and the effects of climate change on our amazing state trouble my heart. There are already obvious signs of warming just outside my doorstep: ticks infesting fields, more rain and ice in the winter, shorter skiing se...

  • Abby's Road: Injustice in the name of justice

    Last week, we learned that a grand jury found no probable cause to charge Officer Darren Wilson with a crime for his role in a fatal shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. Then we learned that Ray Rice was immediately eligible to return to the NFL, months after he had been indefinitely suspended ...

  • Letter: Senate District 25 election requires bipartisan probe

    On Election Day in the town of Long Island, 171 voters checked in and were certified at the polls. When the votes were counted election night, the number of votes equaled the number of voters at 171. At the subsequent recount, 192 ballots were found in the ballot box. This discrepancy of 21 votes...