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Opinion

  • Letter: Beem plays fast, loose with facts

    I usually read Edgar Allen Beem's rants every week and most times I disagree with him. The July 10 rant got me wondering why Beem doesn't get his facts correct before he spews forth. First: House Republicans have put forward many bills to solve problems, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Re...

  • Letter: Harpswell Democrat launches campaign

    I am honored to have been nominated as the Democratic candidate in House District 51 (Harpswell, West Bath, part of Brunswick). I want to say thank you for the overwhelming support I have received from residents of all three towns. Our nominating caucus was held on June 14. We had 40 enthusiastic...

  • Letter: Democrats don't have monopoly on history

    In response to the sanctimonious criticism of Julie McDonald-Smith by James A. Pierce of Portland in your July 16 edition, Pierce should also consider taking his boss’ advice to another level and make sure his “load of ammunition” in “the war of wits” isn’t fir...

  • Letter: Readers deserve better than columnist offers

    As an independent, I welcomed the addition of a conservative view to the Opinion page. Unfortunately, I feel the need to join the growing chorus of readers requesting the end to this failed experiment with Julie McDonald-Smith. McDonald-Smith's column about teaching children what it means ...

  • Letter: Manchester in Maine state Senate District 25

    I am writing in support of Cathy Manchester in Senate District 25. I have known Cathy both personally and professionally for nearly a decade. Along with a strong commitment to family and friends, Cathy employs a no-nonsense pragmatic approach to her business and civic endeavors. As a real ...

  • Letter: North Yarmouth panel praises Diffin

    As members of the Budget Committee elected by the citizens of North Yarmouth, it has been our privilege to work with interim Town Manager Marnie Diffin. Since 2009, Marnie worked on the budget process of our town with great professionalism. Her skills in municipal accounting, finance and taxation...

  • The Universal Notebook: The Supreme Court is against my religion

    In yet another narrow 5-4 decision, the activist judges on the U.S. Supreme Court have handed a major victory to Corporate America and done the people of the United States yet another grave injustice. I’m amazed these corporate stooges even dare to show their faces in public after th...

  • Abby's Road: The good juju of weddings

    When I was in elementary school, a new student joined my class after the school year had started. He was introduced during circle time. The teacher asked where he was from, and he told his rapt audience that he was from South Paris. I went home and bragged to my sisters that a boy from Fra...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Keep learning all summer long

    Summer is a time to relax, spend time with family and friends and enjoy Maine’s beauty. It’s also a time to learn. That’s particularly important for students who are working toward proficiency. Too many children in Portland and elsewhere in the U.S. fall victim to so-call...

  • Letter: Finding fault with Beem's generalization

    Edgar Allen Beem's recent column, "We are all illegal immigrants," really struck a nerve with me. There is no questi...