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Opinion

  • Letter: Land trust will be vigilant on Cumberland property

    In the ongoing conversation about the Payson/Broad Cove property in Cumberland, it’s important to remember three important points. First, unlike all other conservation easements the Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust holds, the easement written by Marion Payson and her lawyer allo...

  • The Universal Notebook: The life-changing magic of making a mess

    One of my daughters is reading and mastering the rituals of "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," by Marie Kondo, a book that has spent 35 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list and sold 2 million copies worldwide. I could have wri...

  • Abby's Road: Serena Williams aces the part of role model

    Dear Serena, A few months ago, my daughter asked my husband and me why women are not allowed to be president of the United States. She was 6 at the time. We responded with a question of our own: What in the world led her to that conclusion? Her answer was matter-of-fact: We had just...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Portland schools on a path of continued success

    After three years as superintendent of the Portland Public Schools, I’m headed “home” to Kentucky to lead the 40,000-student Fayette County Public Schools. I consider Kentucky home because I have a personal connection to the state. My grandfather moved there in search of ...

  • Letter: Columnist wrong about history, religious freedom

    How can 250 words address the sanitized, wishful, Christianized, primary-school version of America presented by July McDonald-Smith ("An Indepen...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith can't tolerate religious freedom

    I wonder why Julie McDonald-Smith is so intent on insisting that our country is a Christian nation ("An Independence Day gift from the pulpit,"

  • Letter: Don't reduce Portland's tipped minimum wage

    As a restaurant worker and Portland resident, I am disappointed to learn that it was only by accident that my city councilors raised the municipal tipped minimum wage. The truth is servers and other tipped workers are not making as much money as many assume. Servers’ national median ...

  • Letter: Puzzled by lawsuit against Brunswick School Dept.

    We are perplexed by the news of a lawsuit against Brunswick Junior High School under the leadership of Principal Walter Wallace ("Maine Human ...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith 'totally wrong' on founders, religion

    Julie McDonald-Smith is totally wrong in stating that "our founders were deeply religious men" ("An Independence Day gift from the pulpit," ...

  • Letter: Please respect Falmouth farm, forest area

    People driving Route 100 in front of Winslow Farm may wonder: Why did the ducks cross the road? Perhaps because our Indian Runner ducks, which do not fly, feel the nesting opportunities in the wet, brushy areas across the street are more desirable for raising their young. In this case, how...