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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Maine risks being the HoJo's of states

    Two weeks ago I left Maine with my family for an extended visit to Hawaii – my adopted second birthplace. I was born just a few days before Hawaii became our 50th state in 1959; that and my love of surfing are two of my many justifications for visiting this tropical paradise more than 20 ti...

  • The Universal Notebook: Those who can, teach

    Nancie Atwell, founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb, has received the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, the $1 million award that is being called the Nobel Prize of Teaching. Maine should be proud that a teacher being held up as one of the best in the world is f...

  • Letter: Bath technical center values BIW support

    The students and staff at the Bath Regional Career & Technical Center extend their thanks to the employees and managers at BIW who contribute so generously during Fridays’ gate collections. Our students were greeted warmly and graciously by all who passed through the seven gates we cove...

  • Letter: Re-elect Woodbury, Nelson

    Please join me in supporting the re-election of Sen. Dick Woodbury, U-Yarmouth, and Rep. Mary Nelson, D-Falmouth. With a background as a respected economist, Dick has worked hard to promote and implement an economic vision for Maine that I very much share. Our beautiful natural areas, work...

  • Letter: Higgins Beach bath house too costly for Scarborough

    Is it just me or does anyone else in Scarborough care about spending over $300,000 for a bath house at Higgins Beach. First of all, who is going to walk that far from the beach to use it? What kind of a bath house could possibly cost this much? I didn’t even spend that much on building my h...

  • Letter: Horch in Brunswick House District 66

    Fred Horch is a candidate from Brunswick for Maine House District 66. He is an excellent man, well qualified to represent the district. He is a family man, with a happy wife and nice children. He lives in downtown Brunswick, pays property taxes and is totally committed to living as a responsible ...

  • Letter: Maine Senate needs independent Woodbury

    Maine’s serious challenges mean we need to elect candidates looking for common-sense solutions. District 11 Sen. Dick Woodbury, U-Yarmouth, has worked with Republicans and Democrats to craft sound policies. We can use more of his non-partisan approach to addressing Maine’s problems.

  • Letter: DeChant for Bath state representative

    As an outdoorsman, I was pleased to learn that Jennifer DeChant has been endorsed by Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. My neighbor Jennifer, who is running for state Representative in Bath (District 62), received an “A” from this statewide organization that supports conservation an...

  • Letter: Falmouth Flyer promotes community

    I am writing to encourage Falmouth residents to vote in favor of continuing the METRO bus service by voting no on the first ballot question this November. I use the Falmouth Flyer to commute to my job in downtown Portland Monday through Friday year round. I favor the bus service for a numb...

  • Letter: Let Nelson continue to represent Falmouth

    Over the past several months I have received two letters signed by Charles Webster, chairman, Maine Republican Party, in which he asks, "Does this nice woman (Rep. Mary Nelson) represent the citizens of District 112 or the agenda of the Maine Democratic Party?" Well, I have news for Mr. Webster. ...