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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: Tyll deserves support in Senate District 11

    When I first met Chris Tyll earlier this year, I was immediately struck by his earnest modesty. For a guy in his early 30s, he had already accomplished so much – he was a U.S. Naval Academy grad, a four-time deployed former Navy SEAL and an Old Port business owner with a young family. As I ...

  • Letter: Volk brings compassion to the Legislature

    Two years ago I wrote in support of Amy Volks' election in House District 127. As I feel compelled to write in support of her re-election, I remain typically very private politically. While I have been remarkably impressed with Amys' aggressive legislation and proactive agendas, I feel her human ...

  • Letter: Independent Bishop in House District 123

    The art of civil discourse, compromising and arriving at solutions that all involved can live with, is increasingly replaced by party dogma and rigid ideology from both sides of the isle. We can reverse this trend. I would like to bring Roger Bishop, the independent candidate in House District 12...

  • Letter: Criticism of Beem unwarranted

    Recently, Mr.Leary, from Higgins Beach and “Away,” wrote a scathing note about Edgar Allen Beem. Leary stated that Ed writes “Nasty, mean-spirited, hate-filled” comments that are “consistently obnoxious.”   Just out of curiosity, Mr...

  • Letter: DeChant for Bath state representative

    Whether they believe in man-made climate change or not, Mainers respect our beautiful state. We make the most of our resources without being wasteful. In this upcoming election, we need to elect Jennifer DeChant in House District 62 (most of Bath). She is keenly aware of both the economic ...

  • Letter: Moriarty for state representative in District 108

    I have been a resident of Cumberland for 28 years and would like to express my support for Steve Moriarty for House of Representatives, District 108.

  • Letter: Marriage is a union of different genders

    Marriage brings the two halves of humanity together to bring forth the next generation. That's what marriage is. That's what marriage does. Marriage is so much more than merely the public recognition of a committed relationship for the benefit of adults or the desire for public affirmation.

  • Letter: Gideon in House District 106

    I am writing in support of Sara Gideon for state representative for District 106. Sara and I have been family friends for over eight years, and I couldn't be more thrilled that she is running for the Legislature. She is a wonderful person who selflessly volunteers for a multitude of community eve...