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Opinion

  • Letter: School rules apply to everyone (columnists, too)

    It was disappointing to see Sandi Amorello use her recent column to malign Cape Elizabeth schools. The situation she described is an all too common one: she ma...

  • Letter: Don't rush to spend Falmouth's money

    I encourage the Falmouth Town Council to take some time as it decides how to use the expected proceeds from the sale of the Plummer and Lunt school complex to Ocean View. I agree with many of the counselors that placing the funds in a reserve account for a year or two will allow Falmouth t...

  • Letter: South Portland councilors shouldn't get benefit

    Property taxes are due Feb. 16 in South Portland. How many of us understand where our money is going? Much of it goes to necessary expenses. However some of it goes to unacceptable expenses. Our city councilors can, and some do, get 100 percent free taxpayer-paid health insurance. What great ...

  • Letter: Falmouth community center still a 'bad idea'

    The Falmouth Town Council has asked for input regarding the notion that funds generated by the redevelopment of the Plummer-Motz/Lunt site “be placed in reserve for a future community center.” This is a bad idea. The money should go back to the general fund. Anyone paying at...

  • The Universal Notebook: How to field dress a LURC

    Those of you who are still waiting for that transparency in government that Gov. Paul LePage promised when he took office a year ago won’t be surprised to know that the governor has now hijacked the Land Use Regulation Commission Reform Commission, dismissed the state Legislature, and decid...

  • The View From Away: You can't get there from anywhere

    Maine is the best place I’ve lived. Love the scenery, the coast, the people. But loving Maine doesn’t make it perfect. Take the roads. No, seriously, take them. Rip the entire system out by the roots and start from scratch. Please. It wouldn’t be that hard. In the t...

  • Global Matters: In economic development, some inevitably fly away

    So Kestrel Aircraft, designer of the soon-to-be-but-as-yet-unbuilt Kestrel turboprop passenger airplane, has decided to send the vast majority of the aircraft’s future production to Wisconsin, rather than build the planes in Maine, as originally expected. While Maine may still benefi... 1

  • Letter: Beem is right about overpopulation

    I do not usually agree with Edgar Allen Beem and his columns, but I do agree with him and his latest essay concerning population. I have scant respect for environmentalists, conservationists, and those who advocate for "green," when they refuse to acknowledge the dangers of overpopulation....

  • Letter: A cautionary tale about legal fireworks

    I would like to share a story with you about a little girl, age 7, who went to see the fireworks in Cumberland with her mom and dad. Since it was the Fourth of July, there was a large crowd of people. Everyone was anxiously awaiting the big moment when the fireworks would begin. Suddenly, there w...

  • Letter: Buying local improves quality of life

    I arrived at a big-box store to buy some ink for my computer. I had put it off for days because I so hate going to one at all, but it was finally time. I arrived at 6:15 p.m., the door opened, and no one was in sight. Suddenly, a woman appeared to say, "We are closed. What are you doing in here?"...