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Opinion

  • Letter: Strang Burgess did the right thing

    I would like to thank Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, for her support of Maine's prevention programs funded by the Fund for a Healthy Maine.  A majority of the Health and Human Services Committee, which she chairs, voted to decimate Maine's public health system, basically stickin...

  • Letter: Senators should back chemical safety bill

    For almost 35 years, I have been an industrial hygienist working to prevent exposures in the workplace to toxic chemicals that can cause cancer and other serious health issues.  I am writing to thank U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins for publicly acknowledging that our chemic...

  • Letter: Don't expect Gingrich to change

    Newt Gingrich led the charge against President Clinton when he transgressed in his husbandly duties to Hillary. He not only led the charge but took up arms to get him impeached. What gives him a higher place in the presidential campaign while he was doing and did the same thing to his wife while ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Replace yourself and get out of the way

    Back in 1968, when I was a sophomore in college and the United States took a turn for the worse from which it has never quite recovered, biologist Paul Ehrlich published a best-seller called "The Population Bomb" that envisioned a dire future for the world due to overpopulation. The book i... 4

  • No Sugar Added: Teaching our children to lie

    Recently, I was presented the opportunity for an exciting business meeting in New York City. Fortunately, my daughter Ophelia was home on college break and available to watch her siblings, thereby saving me the vast and unwelcome expense of a babysitter for two overnights. School morning N...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Portland school cafeteria waste doesn't go to waste

    Even small acts can have a big impact. Last fall, students at three of Portland’s public schools began discarding their breakfast and lunch leftovers in a new way. Instead of dumping food, drinks, tin foil, plastic bottles, cardboard and napkins into the trash, they began separating...

  • Letter: Freeport soccer proposal serves greater good

    It has been my experience that no matter what is proposed some will oppose it. First it is usually "not in my back yard," or "it will change the neighborhood," or "I'll have to look at it from my house." One has to ask two questions: what good will come of it, and how will it impact our co...

  • Letter: Don't change zoning for Freeport soccer proposal

    I think it is time for the Freeport Town Council to stop considering zoning changes to accommodate the proposed indoor-outdoor soccer complex near Hedgehog Mountain. The 62,000-square-foot soccer building would be as large as the Shaw’s supermarket in Freeport, and the proposed location is...

  • Letter: Giving credit to Cumberland credit union

    Recently, the folks at the new credit union in Cumberland, Atlantic Regional Federal, were very helpful, and I’d like to thank them. We were having trouble finding an institution to count and process the thousands of pennies and other coins we’d collected as a result of our schools&rs...

  • Letter: Community effort buoys Yarmouth pantry

    The Yarmouth Community Food Pantry is pleased to recognize the overwhelming generosity from our community that helped make this holiday season brighter for our neighbors in need. Significant donations were received from students at the Yarmouth schools, local businesses and service organizations,...