Letter to the Editor: Dirigo Choice can work

Since 2005, the Dirigo Choice health care program in Maine has served over 29,000 members. That’s nearly the entire population of Franklin County. Now, some opponents of the program say this is…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Chinese democracy

That December morning in the year 2010 began oddly. The sun rose in the west. The river reversed itself and flowed upstream. The tide went out and didn’t come back. The street…

Letter to the Editor: Special Election Feb. 3

I am running for state representative because I believe our current state budget crisis has been caused by poor short-term thinking and unrealistic planning. I believe what is required are long-term, sustainable…

Letter to the Editor: Smart government needed

I am running for the Democratic nomination for the District 89 (Farmington and Industry) state House seat because I believe we are at a crossroad in history and our economy where we…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Chronichitis

I’m not a doctor, but I do occasionally watch reruns of “House,” so I feel qualified to offer this diagnosis of the persistent medical problems afflicting the state’s population. Al Diamon Many…

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to all

Dear Editor, I would like to thank everyone who helped with this year’s Franklin County Chamber of Commerce food basket project. Through the generosity of a number of area businesses and individuals…

Tina’s Law solution: Let judges be judges

Yesterday,  Justice Michaela Murphy ruled in Farmington’s Superior Court that Maine’s Legislature went too far two years ago when it adopted the severe mandatory sentencing provisions of “Tina’s Law.” She ruled that…

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