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Opinion

  • Letter: Yarmouth transfer station fee crosses the line

    We read recently that Yarmouth would save $111,000 this next year on waste management. If this is in fact true, then why do we have to be charged $25 per vehicle in a household to use the transfer station? Who can afford to buy more than one? We don't always use the same vehicle to go to the tran...

  • Letter: Beem sees no evil, speaks no evil on Obama

    Please allow me to say how completely hilarious it is that Edgar Allen Beem has lately seemed to shy away from his seemingly never-ending rallying cry against conservatives and is now championing for the cause of – here it comes – chimpanzees. Apparently his "Personal-weekly-look...

  • Letter: Clapboard Island a bargain Falmouth shouldn't ignore

    I write to encourage the Falmouth Town Council to approve the spending of at least $300,000 to help purchase land on Clapboard Island. I have already made a financial contribution to this effort and hope the council (and many others) will share my excitement and enthusiasm for this special projec...

  • Letter: Falmouth has unique opportunity with Clapboard Island

    As a newcomer to Maine, I support the citizens' initiative to purchase and preserve the undeveloped part of Clapboard Island. A job brought my family to Maine 16 months ago, and the school system to Falmouth in particular. But it is Casco Bay and its wonderful islands that have proven the ...

  • Abby's Road: Risk a life to save a life

    When you live in towns as small as those many of us live in, budgets can't always support a full staff of professional firefighters. Instead, our towns rely on a mix of professionals and volunteers. Having grown up in Falmouth, I understood this need in its most general terms. One Christma...

  • Letter: Protect investment in schools

    'Tis the season – yes, the holidays are behind us, but ‘tis the town and school budget season. While it will be months before final budgets are presented, they are being compiled now. As state funding waxes and wanes, budgets are critically affected. In these challenging economic time...

  • Letter: Tar sands' risk 'as serious as it gets'

    It is extremely important that all residents of South Portland and the surrounding towns are aware of the calamities we face if we sit back and allow tar sands-related products to pass through our area. I am grateful that our City Council has helped us begin the process to keep tar sands o...

  • The Universal Notebook: Free the chimps!

    So if human beings are endowed by their creator with the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, what are the rest of the animals on earth endowed with? The right to be wild and free? The right to be killed and eaten? Or could it possibly be that some other animals are e...

  • Letter: CMP should eat cake

    A few weeks ago there was an article in The Portland Press Herald about the ice storm we had in late December. Fortunately, we only had a flicker of lights here in Yarmouth. But I've heard some people were without power for a week. Crews from Central Maine Power were working long hours to clear b...

  • Letter: Beem misleads readers

    Eddie Beem's habitual, noxious, juvenile, ad hominem ranting suggests an abusive bully lurks beneath his cloak of compassion. His most recent column uses such critical rhetoric to disguise his critical thought deficit. For example, allowing 12-year-olds to work is not putting them to work....