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Opinion

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: We are the new barbarians

    The Roman Empire was a brutal era that featured gladiators who routinely fought slaves, other gladiators and wild animals, usually to the death, while thousands of people cheered. The floor of the Roman Coliseum was a pool of blood by the end of each event. The Romans were sadistic and bar...

  • Letter: Don't buy the claim that tax cuts create jobs

    Conventional wisdom claims cutting job creators' personal income tax rates creates jobs. Not true. Businesses small and large are motivated to derive income and create profits. Employees are a cost item. In 35 years of corporate management experience and as a former owner of a small business, nev...

  • Letter: Sports bar incompatible with Falmouth neighborhood

    “Why would you want to live like this?,” my father asked when we purchased our home in Falmouth's Tidewater Farms. “You have no acreage. No privacy. No room for a swimming pool.” Growing up in Maine I knew that standard home-buying procedure meant having a center-ha...

  • Letter: Column illustrates what's wrong with parties

    Julie McDonald’s column criticizing Democrats in the state Senate District 25 ballot controversy makes it clear that she is a staunch Republican. The final tally giving the win to the Democrat was for her obviously very disappointing. She blamed the Democrats for the publicity involved, des...

  • Letter: North Yarmouth or North Korea? You decide

    Regarding the issue at North Yarmouth Fire Rescue, it is important to reiterate that this is not about washing cars. Bill Young was illegally fired for exercising his right to petition the government. But as town leaders have chosen to focus on their ill-intentioned policy of not allowing NYFR me...

  • Letter: Library serves Scarborough better than ice arena

    It is my opinion that a new ice arena should not be situated on town land across from the Scarborough Public Library. Building the hockey rink there will: deprive the library of overflow parking for its well-attended, free events; eliminate two basketball courts that provide free unorganiz...

  • Letter: The nightmare that is 'political realism'

    Orlando Delogu's recent column, "Maine Dems share blame for a long, cold winter," succinctly posits the argument of many: Why do lar...

  • Letter: North Yarmouth's problems start at the top

    Fired North Yarmouth firefighter Bill Young is my brother. However, I am writing as a 40-plus-year resident of North Yarmouth and a 35-plus-year manager in health care. Over the years I have listened to the complaints of not just my brother, but of many of the firefighters and rescue volunteers a...

  • Abby's Road: If it's good enough for Barbara Walters ...

    Barbara Walters annually hosts a television special about her “10 Most Fascinating People.” A woman recently told me she reads my column before she reads the Police Beat. So move over, Babs. There’s not enough room at the top of the journalism heap for both of us. Here in...

  • The Universal Notebook: Ferguson vs. Furguson

    While it’s a safe bet that most of us here in one of the whitest states in the nation don’t know much about the issue of police violence in the black community, that doesn’t keep us all from having opinions about the recent series of police killings and the nationwide protests t...