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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: Falmouth council needs Farber, Kitchel

    Falmouth is fortunate to attract capable, thoughtful, hard-working and effective people to serve on its elected boards. Karen Farber and Ned Kitchel are both strong candidates for the Town Council. As a state legislator, I watched Karen lead a diverse group of people to a difficult and una...

  • Letter: Conservative columnist is confounding

    Julie McDonald-Smith’s last column (“The Right View: Hernandez trial holds a mirror to society”) is yet another example of how she regularly shortchanges and confounds her readers. In summarizing the reasons for Hernandez’s bad choices, she, interestingly enough, departs f...

  • Capitol Notebook: The war between Republicans

    It’s a challenging time to be a Republican legislator in Augusta. Not only do they have to deal with a volatile governor, they are busy attacking each other. This hostility was displayed last week when Sen. Roger Katz of Augusta, a moderate Republican, challenged Gov. Paul LeP...

  • Letter: Former Falmouth councilor running again

    I am running for Falmouth Town Council. I served on the council from 1997-2003 and would like very much to serve again. I will work hard to maintain our superb school system, keep taxes as low as possible, and protect open space and local habitat. My management experience as an executive at L.L. ...

  • The Universal Notebook: The case for Bernie Sanders

    As we look ahead to 2016 and Barack Obama’s exit from the stage, who can you imagine as the next president of the United States? I’m afraid when I survey the woods of wannabes I don’t see a lot of presidential timber. I voted for Hillary Clinton back in the 2008 Democrati...

  • Abby's Road: This is how the birthday cake crumbles

    Thanks to a recent birthday, I am now closer to 40 than to 30. I joked with people that I was actually turning twenty-something. I don’t like getting older. I do like birthdays, though. I now recognize them as historical reference points. They are the signposts by which I can chart m...

  • Forum: Has Portland jumped the shark?

    It's no secret that Maine has been discovered by the editors of just about every conceivable tourist and lifestyle magazine. The Pine Tree State has been recognized as a top place to raise a family, to retire, and of course, to vacation. (Forbes thinks we come up short when it comes to tho...

  • Short Relief: The rest of the DHHS story

    I recently heard Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew speak. Her department administers many of our state's biggest benefit programs, including Mainecare (or Medicaid), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP, formerly food stamps), Temporary Assistance to Needy ...

  • Letter: Elect Han to Falmouth School Board

    I am writing in support of Cindy Han for the Falmouth School Board. I have known Cindy for the past six years and believe she would be a tremendous addition to the board. With three children who are in or have gone through the school system, she understands the challenges associated with balancin...