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Opinion

  • Letter: It takes stupid to know stupid

    In support of his proposition that "American politicians are too stupid to govern," Edgar Allen Beem cites Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., whom he describes as a "right-wing idealogue." Presumably, Mr. Beem reached this conclusion because Ryan had the temerity to propose a plan which would reduce govern... 3

  • The Universal Notebook: Blame it on the poor, Standard & Poor's, that is

    Let’s face it, I don’t know squat about the U.S. economy. You don’t know squat about the U.S. economy either. We just do our jobs. We work hard. We pay our bills. We pay our taxes. It’s not our faults the economy is in a tailspin and taking us down with it. A quarte... 8

  • Letter: New councilor off track already in Falmouth

    During the recent campaign for Town Council in Falmouth, I though one of the reasons Chris Orestis gave for running was because he didn't think the council represented the views of the residents of Falmouth and that some councilors were pursuing their own agendas. So I was surprised to read in th...

  • Letter: Closing small post offices is the wrong approach

    It is no secret that the U.S. Postal Service is experiencing a time of financial instability, partially due to the decline in mail volume. However the root cause of the Postal Service's struggles are largely due to the way Congress extracts Postal profits. The Postal Service does not utili...

  • Trim, clip, mow: A farewell to summertime maintenance

    Last week I got a note from the guy who mows my lawn. He’s headed back to college, and with him goes my yard maintenance. Sad? Not really. Although I’m in no hurry to bid the summer ado, and would actually love to have my children on permanent vacation so I’d never again ...

  • Letter: Smarten up, Beem

    Airheads ? Beam, look in the mirror! Yes, most Americans do want their entitlements and expect someone else will pay. Beam summed up the Dem's platform pretty well in his column Aug.10 “Smarten up, America.” The stupidity in this is that no matter how much you tax rich American... 4

  • Letter: Wentworth School info available in Scarborough

    On behalf of the Wentworth Intermediate School Building Committee, I would like to thank the Scarborough Town Council and School Board for their swift action and unanimous, ongoing support of the proposed New Wentworth School. Both the council and board have been committed to the project from th...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Portland's school gardens teach many lessons

    Many children returning to the Portland Public Schools next month will enjoy the fruits – and vegetables – of their labor. Gardens planted last spring now are flourishing at nearly all of our elementary, middle and high schools. In the fall, students will harvest potatoes, pep...

  • Letter: Beem keeps twaddling along

    I had often wondered what became of the self-indulgent, tie-dyed flower children until I discovered Edgar Allen Beem living and pontificating "progressive" twaddle. His recent attack on Gov. Paul LePage and Texas Gov. Rick Perry for supporting a Day of Prayer as a "cynical political ploy," and ch... 5

  • Letter: Beem's attitude contradicts his opinion

    I occasionally read Edgar Allen Beem's columns and less occasionally I am mildly illuminated by his insights. However, the value of the insights he provides are usually outweighed by his opinionated, judgmental and sanctimonious attitude. I am speaking of the opinions expressed in the Jul... 1