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  • The Universal Notebook: Socialism and the Pledge of Allegiance

    South Portland High School students Lily SanGiovanni, Morrigan Turner and Gaby Ferrell are to be congratulated for their efforts to defend American freedom. The students have drawn criticism in some quarters for asking that students be informed that they should only recite the Pledge of Allegianc...

  • The Right View: Welfare fraud is a fact Maine can't ignore

    One of my father’s favorite sayings was “don’t let me confuse you with the facts.” For all of the emoting, victim parading, and LePage bashing that is currently going on regarding the governor’s attempts at combating welfare fraud in Portland and beyond, all o...

  • Letter: Send Moriarty to Augusta

    I don't mean to gush, but Steve Moriarty is a great candidate for House District 108. He was the Citizen of the Year in 2008 here in Cumberland. During the 30-some years he has lived here, he has been a town councilor for over 20 years (non-consecutive terms), as well as serving on other town com...

  • Letter: Vote no on withdrawal from SAD 51

    North Yarmouth voters have a clear choice on Nov. 6. The petitioners for withdrawal from School Administrative District 51 are making unfounded and flawed claims. We believe people deserve to know the facts. Fact 1: A no vote will stop the withdrawal process and save taxpayers $100,000.

  • Letter: Daughtry will be ready on Day 1

    Let's vote into the Maine House a person with the background, knowledge, political savvy, and common sense to serve Brunswick best: Democrat Mattie Daughtry. Mattie knows the ropes in Augusta from her past year of political reporting. She has colleagues who trust her on both sides of the aisle. S...

  • Letter: Senate District 11 needs Tyll

    I enthusiastically endorse Chris Tyll in state Senate District 11 because he has the qualifications, knowledge, leadership skills, personality and perseverance to get the job done.

  • Letter: End METRO bus service in Falmouth

    Falmouth is forced to pay for a bus service used only by a handful of residents that provides little economic benefit to Route 1 businesses except Wal-Mart. Portland customers return to Portland without shopping at other Route 1 businesses. Route 1 businesses did well before the bus and will once...

  • Letter: Wellen for Freeport town councilor

    Since we need a fresh approach to government in Freeport, I am supporting Andy Wellen for District 4 town councilor. Andy would be a welcome addition to our Town Council because he understands the importance of community involvement and would do a good job of representing neighborhood concerns, a...

  • Letter: Scarborough fundraiser a success

    The Robbie Foundation wants to extend its appreciation and thanks to all of the business owners and members of the community who helped make our first annual Benefit Gala an amazing success. More than 75 people attended the event  on Oct. 12 at the Black Point Inn in Scarborough. The ...

  • Letter: Vote for Goodall, Kent, Question 1

    Isn’t it interesting that, when it comes to the economy, all five of the worst-performing states across the country in 2011 had state governments controlled by Republican governors. In fact, in all of New England, only Maine’s economy got smaller in 2011.