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  • Letter: Summit needs to keep promises

    I was skeptical when a representative from Summit Natural Gas said I would have gas by Nov. 1, but I decided to put my faith in the company. After all, they were generating excitement and taking pictures with community leaders. Surely, they would keep their commitment. I, like everyone els...

  • The Right View: In age of school bullying, heaven help us

    If you are the parent of a child who is bullied, at some point – once you get over your initial devastation – perhaps you begin to think of the child who is doing the bullying. Perhaps you ponder the cause. Many of us tend to think kids who bully are hurting in some way, are lo...

  • Letter: Cumberland needs waterfront access

    Somehow, we have lost Cumberland's connection to the sea. What public property we did have along our shore became private and exclusive. When we think of Cumberland, we think of fields and farms, woodlands and open space. Cumberland needs to re-establish waterfront access for all. The Pays...

  • Letter: Freeport athletics will flourish without RSU 5

    I’d like to dispel the myth that a stand-alone Freeport school system will be bad for our athletic program. As a parent of a former three-season Falcon, I can assure you that Freeport High School had athletic successes prior to consolidation. The maroon banners hanging in the gymnasium are ...

  • Letter: Breen's record is right for the Senate

    For many years, I have known Democrat Cathy Breen as a community builder and civic leader. She has been consistently involved with regional civic associations and local government. As a leader in the Falmouth Town Council, she gained enormous respect among citizens for her willingness to listen t...

  • Letter: Family friendly vote is for RSU withdrawal

    As a parent of children in Freeport schools, the decline of the last five years has been noticeable. Morse Street School lost six ed techs, two interventionists, and other resources. All four Freeport schools saw similar cuts. The cost of joining Regional School Unit 5 meant our schools ha...

  • Letter: Re-elect Chipman in House District 40

    State Rep. Ben Chipman is seeking re-election to the Maine House of Representatives from District 40, and he has my endorsement. First elected in 2010, I have known Ben Chipman to be an incredibly effective legislator. One of the first things Chipman did in office was help to stop a major ...

  • Letter: Breen is caring, understands the issues

    In her role as state senator, Democrat Cathy Breen will bring strengths that include not only her ability to work well with people holding different points of view, but also her political experience and depth of understanding on the issues. She is smart, capable, and cares deeply about the people...

  • Letter: Older voters should back withdrawal from RSU

    As a reluctantly admitted member of Freeport's senior citizen cadre, I am going to vote for withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5. Thinking long term, if we remain part of the consolidated district we risk losing more good teachers, more teacher support, and more good students as standard...

  • Letter: Leland is right for Freeport Sewer District

    Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the Sewer District and how it’s run. Maybe we should, since we’re all connected to it from our homes, businesses and schools. The Sewer District in Freeport also sits little more than a football field’s length from the Ha...