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  • Published
    March 5, 2011

    Everyone can train their brain

    Prior to World War II half of all Americans lived in rural communities, without electricity or running water; and most of us youngsters attended one-room schoolhouses. There were not many books anywhere. Those books that existed were treasured and shared and frequently discussed at home and among friends — and frequently by us young ones while trudging to and from school. Today we have books, photographs and …

  • Published
    March 4, 2011

    State budget and tax priorities that reflect our common values

    Will Maine adopt a biennial budget that sustains investment vital to our economic recovery and future prosperity? Or will the budget that emerges from the Legislature focus on giveaways to special interests and the wealthiest taxpayers? These are key questions the Maine Center for Economic Policy seeks to answer as we analyze Governor Paul LePage’s proposed budget, his statements and statements from his …

  • Published
    February 25, 2011

    Frustrated with postal service

    Dear Sen. Susan Collins: My name is Donna Culbertson. I am the membership director for Village NetMedia. We are a locally owned weekly newspaper company in Rockland. I am writing to you today with hopes that you can shed some light on the situation with the U.S. Postal Service operations here in Maine and across the United States. As you can probably surmise, I am not writing to you because my company is …

  • Published
    February 12, 2011

    Proud of Maine Green Energy Alliance work

    The Maine Green Energy Alliance and its efforts under a grant from the federal government to promote residential energy efficiency have recently come under broadly publicized criticism. This criticism is both uninformed and unfair, misleading the reader with regard to the intentions and performance of the organization. A fair review of MGEA would reveal an organization consisting of highly experienced people …

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