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Opinion

  • Letter: Scarborough dog lobby is selfish

    As I follow the unfolding dog leash saga, the howls coming from the dog lobby seem to be expressing an attitude of "me, my and mine." It's hard to believe that a majority of Scarborough voters have taken such a hard line in opposition to the better interest of a tiny bird that is near extinction....

  • Letter: Scarborough council ignores will of the people

    It is thoroughly disheartening to see that the Scarborough Town Council has again managed to completely ignore the will of the people of our town. In a record-breaking referendum vote, residents voted by a margin of 3-1 to reject unnecessary restrictions on dogs. The Town Council, who had previou...

  • Letter: Don't be swayed by off-oilers

    As a long-serving and proud member of South Portland’s working waterfront, I am extremely grateful that South Portland voters stood with their waterfront neighbors and defeated the so-called Waterfront Protection Ordinance last November. My appreciation from the fall is giving way to...

  • Letter: Scarborough citizens should examine dog agenda

    Observing the Town of Scarborough’s approach to the dog ordinance question unveils a disturbing pattern of willful negligence and questionable governance. The Ad Hoc Committee has been domineered by Bill Donovan and Tom Hall, who appear to have a bizarre agenda that does not reflect ...

  • The View From Away: Winter

    For a minute there, it looked as if we were finally going to get the brutal winter my California friends warned me about when we decided to move to Maine. Warned in the sense of telling me how I wouldn't be able to handle it after 20 years of sunshine. For a stat...

  • Letter: State senator backs health-care expansion

    The legislative session is beginning anew, and lawmakers will focus on a number of important issues including college affordability, strengthening our use of alternative energy, and balancing our state budget. In addition, expanding access to health care is a policy priority of paramount importan...

  • Forecaster Forum: Mainers can help stamp out special-interest politics

    Last fall, at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, professional ice cream guys and amateur carnival barkers, drew big crowds to see their one-of-a-kind Amend-O-Matic StampMobile – an interactive Rube Goldberg-type machine mounted on a flat-bed truck, designed to ...

  • The Universal Notebook: No sleep until springtime

    This winter a lot of people, myself included, seem to be having trouble sleeping. It’s been years since I had a problem falling asleep. In fact, just the opposite has been the case in recent years. But for a month or more I have been tossing and turning at night, wrestling with the b...

  • The Universal Notebook: Gov. Scrooge strikes again

    Back around Christmas 2011, when Gov. Paul LePage threw 65,000 Maine residents off MaineCare, he drew comparisons in this column and elsewhere to the heartless Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Well, this holiday season, Scrooge LePage struck again. “At this f...

  • Abby's Road: Too much talk takes the fun out of sports

    I grew up in a house full of sports. I wasn’t playing them, but I was watching them, learning them, enjoying them. Three little sisters later, our family became a sports family because of a baby who, at 2 years old, preferred basketballs over baby dolls and, at 4 years old, ran Baxte...