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Opinion

  • 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,...

  • Letter: Opinion based on 'revisionist history'

    Luke Seitz's recent letter states "This country was not founded as a Christian nation." True, there is revisionist history under way that seeks to promote our founding fathers as secular... 1

  • Letter: Christianity doesn't exclude non-heterosexuals

    We object to the suggestion in a recent letter that a non-heterosexual identity is incompatible with Christianity. We have not heard that espoused at our church, North Yarmouth Congregational Church. The message we have received – one we believe entirely consistent with Christ’s teac... 1

  • Letter: Admiration for Portland school murals

    I was glad to see Emily Parkhurst's article on the Nathan Clifford School murals ("A new deal for art," Jan. 11). As a former Clifford student and as a parent of two Clifford studen...

  • The Universal Notebook: Too much information

    Last night my lovely wife Carolyn called her sister Janice in Tokyo. As I wandered out into the kitchen to get a snack during the Celtics game, there was Janice, having just gotten out of bed because it was already tomorrow in Japan, jabbering away on daughter Tess’ laptop. I caught a glimp... 2

  • The View From Away: I’m looking at the (old) man in the mirror

    You know that old man you’ve always hated at the bank? The one recounting every moment of his life to the teller while you stand behind him in line thinking, “Nobody cares if the mall used to be an orchard, Pops. Give the kid your rolls of pennies and beat it. I have to hit Hannafo...

  • Letter: South Portland councilors shouldn't get free insurance

    In August 1977 South Portland city councilors voted themselves health insurance at your expense. Every year since there has been a line item on the annual city budget to fund 100 percent of the cost of individual health insurance to each councilor, plus a portion of dependent insurance, if taken...

  • Letter: More praise for Yarmouth officer

    I was touched to see the letter praising Officer Charles Perkins of the Yarmouth Police Department from Bill Gribbin and Lisa Wilson. I heartily agree with everything they wrote. If you ever called for emergency medical service in Yarmouth, you might know that Charlie was also a dedicated...

  • Letter: Falmouth must protect water views

    I would like to respond to your article several weeks ago about Falmouth proposing to change/eliminate ordinance 8.3(e), the "view" ordinance. The article told Councilor Chris Orestis' story of how he moved to a house in the Town Landing area, only to have the Zoning Board deny his request to ex...

  • Letter: SAD 51 shows awareness, sensitivity

    It was with a degree of sadness that I read the letter from a School Administrative District 51 parent concerning a program presented to the student body at Greely High School. The program apparently addressed issues around the lifestyles of the gay, lesbian, transsexual population. If just one c...