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Opinion

  • Short Relief: Effective immigration policy requires sound foreign policy

    In the fall of 2012, I was in San Diego for business. One afternoon, I had some time off and decided to check out Tijuana, Mexico. I took the red trolley down to San Ysidro and walked across the border. The path to Mexico is a poured concrete sidewalk, lined by fence on both sides. It mean...

  • Letter: End of the line is right place for Amtrak layovers

    I concede that the current schedule for the trains east of Portland are not the best, but I do have a beef with Edgar Allen Beem's July 28 column,

  • Letter: Topsham House candidate wants to debate

    As the Maine Green Independent candidate in state House District 54, the message I hear from voters is that today's politicians have lost touch with their constituents. Due to this feedback, I have invited both my opponents to participate in two town hall-style debates involving direct participat...

  • Letter: Disconnect in Boston bedevils the Downeaster

    I read with interest Edgar Allen Beem's comments about the Downeaster ("The Trouble with Trains," July 28). I agree wholeheartedly with th...

  • Letter: Beem sees judicial stooges in his own light

    Edgar Allen Beem, in his July 16 column “The Supreme Court Is Against My Religion,” stated that the activist ...

  • Letter: Breen for state Senate in District 25

    I’m excited about Democrat Cathy Breen running for the Maine Senate District 25 seat. During her six years on the Falmouth Town Council, Breen’s peers elected her chairwoman twice because of her ability to find common ground with her fellow councilors and to get things done. In additi...

  • Letter: Michaud was AWOL when it mattered most

    While Vermont independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller were slugging it out last weekend in our nation's capitol to reach a compromise on the Veteran's Health Care Reform bill, Maine Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud was slogging it out in Maine on the campaign...

  • Letter: Overcome big spenders; vote for Bellows

    When the tar sands issue get to Congress, the millionaires with ExxonMobil assets will do the voting. Sen. Susan Collins is still very Republican. Most real Mainers can't afford the campaign contributions Democrat Shenna Bellows requires, but we can all give her what she needs the most, our vote....

  • Letter: Architectural history lost on the Foreside

    History is being rewritten along the Foreside. It is disturbing to see many of the older homes being "renovated" and their architecture completely altered. Foreside Road (Route 88, and formerly Route 1) is one of the earliest settled areas in this part of the state and its architectural heritage ...

  • The Universal Notebook: The trouble with trains

    The Amtrak Downeaster passes behind my house every day. I’m glad that it does. Passenger rail service north of Portland is a good thing and it’s no bother at all. It only takes 15 seconds from the time you hear it coming until it’s gone and even the whistle blast for the Sligo R...