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  • Letter: Gideon deserves to be re-elected to House

    My husband and I set out to start a new business last fall, but it required legislation to make a go of it. Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon, our friend, worked tirelessly to write and pass the bill to open up a new market. I am inspired by her willingness to tackle big issues that prevent Mainers fro...

  • Letter: Re-elect Freeport's Gideon in House District 48

    Please join me in voting for Democrat Sara Gideon in her re-election to House District 48 (Freeport and Pownal). In her 2012 Maine House election, I drove Sara from door to door to meet and talk to what must have been thousands of residents. I was astounded at her commitment, her knowledge and he...

  • Letter: Library officer urges support for Falmouth bond

    On behalf of the trustees, staff and patrons of Falmouth Memorial Library, I  would like to thank the Town Council for unanimously supporting the library’s request to send a bond referendum to the voters in November. If passed, the bond would permit the library to move forward w...

  • Letter: Columnist ignores shortfalls of LePage policies

    In response to Julie MacDonald-Smith's list of candidate accomplishments: ignoring the demonizing of Gov. Paul LePage's public personality, focus only on policy. The administration's refusal to expand Medicaid as covered by the Affordable Care Law has cost the state hundreds of millions of dollar...

  • The Universal Notebook: Monopolizing the medium

    If the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Department of Justice antitrust lawyers ever had an easy-peasy, slam-dunk decision to make, it is to deny the proposed merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast. Just about the only parties who think that merging the cable colossi is a great ...

  • Abby's Road: Walking on eggshells in my own back yard

    The acorns are falling, the leaves not far behind, And I’m bracing for what will occupy the mind Of the man who designed and built a chicken coop, That he filled with actual chickens who roam our yard in a loop. “They are beautiful!” he lies to me on...

  • Policy Wonk: Disinvestment in UMaine is staggering

    In 1968, the University of Maine System was founded, pulling seven campuses under a single board and chancellor. The Legislature appropriated 15.2 percent of undedicated state revenues to meet the operating budget of the system. In 2013, the Legislature appropriated 6.3 percent of undedica...

  • Forecaster Forum: Lost history, found awareness

    As this summer waned, the national hot topic once again concerned racism. In Ferguson, Missouri, a police officer shot and killed a black teenager named Michael Brown, whose hands were raised in surrender. We had the same conversation a summer ago after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimm...

  • Letter: Freeport should back expansion of bus service

    The question before the Freeport Town Council is whether to approve expansion of METRO bus service. Public transportation is right for practical, philosophical, environmental and societal reasons. Public transportation access for Freeport makes sense now, rather than waiting until gas prices soar...

  • Letter: Breen's experience is needed in Maine Senate

    We are encouraging you to vote for Democrat Cathy Breen in state Senate District 25 (Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Long Island, Chebeague Island and part of Westbrook). Cathy served on the Falmouth Town Council and as a result possesses an in-depth understanding of how good government works ...