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Opinion

  • Letter: Elect Thompson in House District 121

    I am writing a letter to support Nancy Thompson, one of the best candidates for House District 121 that I have seen in 11 years that I have lived in Cape Elizabeth. Nancy is well known and loved in Cape for her work on the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation board from 2007-2010 and her 21 year...

  • Letter: The lesson of Falmouth's election

    The June 14 Falmouth municipal election results showed us what happens when motivated voters truly get into the political process. There are some who feel the use of political signs has gone way too far however, this year’s old-style political activities were in part a direct result ...

  • The Universal Notebook: A year without summer

    Unless I’m mistaken, 2011 is shaping up to be another year without a summer, at least not much of one. Here we are sailing into July and I haven’t been to the beach yet, we don’t have the raft out at the lake, and next week is Clam Festival. Having lived in Yarmouth 30 ye... 14

  • Letter: A response from Yarmouth school chief

    Your editorial (“Hear no Evil”) reminds me that when we oversimplify an issue, we overlook common sense. A complaint about how cafeteria employees handled lunch is not a direct concern of a school committee, whose role is clearly defined by law. A Yarmouth policy addressing com...

  • No Sugar Added: What I did on our family vacation

    Everyone knows that the last day of school signals the official commencement of summer, as well as the moment when anxious cries begin to rise from parents everywhere who cannot afford at least a couple of weeks of summer camp for their children, or have merely forgotten to send in the registrati...

  • Editorial: Hear no evil: Cape Elizabeth School Board clamps down on public comment

    You're a Cape Elizabeth parent whose child comes home from school on a Tuesday with news that raises your eyebrows. Maybe it's the way cafeteria employees handled that day's lunch food. Maybe it was the behavior of another kid on the school bus. Perhaps it wasn't even disturbing: maybe you... 5

  • The Universal Notebook: Kiss my toxic landfill

    In the waning days of the current session, the Maine Legislature managed to slip a number of fast ones by us, perhaps none more misguided than the decision to allow the owners of the paper mills in Millinocket and East Millinocket to “give” the state their toxic Dolby landfill because...

  • Global Matters: Celebrating something even greater than the Stanley Cup

    This week, while most of us are focusing on our own upcoming Independence Day, Canada on July 1 will observe its 144th birthday. Canada Day and indeed Canada generally tend not to occupy our thoughts to any significant extent in this country. But Canada has been much on my mind these past ...

  • Letter: Good decision by Scarborough planners

    We are writing to praise every member of the Scarborough Planning Board for their sound decision-making on a proposal they considered June 20. The Beachwalk Subdivision, a nine-lot beachfront neighborhood across from the Lighthouse Motel in Pine Point, was approved five years ago amid a great de...

  • Letter: Friends of Scarborough Library appreciate support

    On behalf of the Friends of the Scarborough Library, we would like to thank the many members of the Scarborough community who helped make our annual book sale a wonderful success. We appreciate the generosity of those who donate books to the sale as well as those who purchase. Proceeds fro...