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Opinion

  • Editorial: Public access to the governor's office is a basic right

    It's your right to know; learn how to use it Even if Gov. Paul LePage were not trying to keep the working papers of his office beyond the eyes of the public, this would be a good time for every Mainer to become familiar with the state's Freedom of Access Act. In fact, there may be...

  • The Universal Notebook: GOP is the party of Grumpy Old Patriarchs

    Last week, I sent an e-mail to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell that read in part, “As a husband, as the father of three young women, as an American, and as a Christian, I loathe and despise what you are trying to do – prevent abortion by letting the state rape Virginia women.” 14

  • Global Matters: Time for Maine to get in the game

    A few weeks ago I attended a conference of economic development types in San Antonio, Texas. Hundreds of leaders of organizations from across the country dedicated to job creation, business retention and investment attraction gathered to discuss what works and what doesn’t in the highly com...

  • No Sugar Added: Jesus is my cashier (and the devil is in the details)

    I’m pretty sure the gentleman’s name was pronounced “hay-zeus” and not “gee-zus,” but as my daughter took her Home Depot receipt out of her wallet to show me how much she’d spent on art project supplies, and noted aloud (and with a subtle blend of dry sar...

  • Letter: Be proud of Falmouth High School debate team

    My wife and I have spent many a hot/cold, dry/wet and day/evening on the sidelines and in the bleachers of Falmouth high school athletics. This year, however, our sophomore joined the debate team. We were introduced to a community of students who are learning life skills few adults ever acquire: ...

  • Letter: Skeptical about Oak Hill project in Scarborough

    There is an application before the Scarborough Planning Board for an 81-unit assisted living facility to be built on Blackpoint Road about 300 feet from the Oak Hill intersection, with entry off Blackpoint and covering 8.5 acres. I am definitely opposed to this project because I am an abutter to ...

  • Letter: Beem is correct about the Republican right

    I would welcome the opportunity to take on in public debate anyone of the mindset displayed by Tom Crotty in his criticism of Edgar Allen Beem'...

  • Letter: Open Highland Lake to all Maine taxpayers

    As I understand it, Highland Lake in Falmouth has been stocked routinely for decades even though access has been restricted. Second, the taxpayers of Maine own the land where the boat launch is located; it’s the one with large boulders that block the way to the waters edge. Third, at taxpay...

  • Letter: LePage school plan benefits the rich

    Regarding Edgar Allen Beem’s "LePage, Bowen let down public schools," some disagree with his conclusion, but I am of a different opi...

  • Letter: More to life than the 14th Amendment

    Tom Crotty's letter criticized Edgar Allan Beem for failing to do his homework, but Crotty's assertion that Hitler and Mussolini were left-wing...