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Opinion

  • Letter: Process is the problem at Higgins Beach

    I want to address a comment from Councilor Ron Ahlquist that was directed at my remarks about the Higgins Beach Ad-Hoc Parking Committee at the Scarborough Town Council Meeting on Dec. 1. My statements about the inadequate representation of the town and the lack of option identification/ev...

  • Letter: Public access under attack at Higgins Beach

    Imagine a beautiful winter’s day, low tide, lots of beach to walk on, kids all bundled up, dog in the car, everyone excited to be going to Higgins Beach, and then you drive around looking for a parking spot and all you see are "No Parking" signs. That could be the reality this winter. ...

  • Letter: Falmouth school chief 'lost at sea'

    Falmouth School Superintendent Barbara Powers seems to be lost at sea. In a School Board meeting this year she didn’t know the correct number of students to teachers in the system, the number of teachers (FTEs) under her supervision (it’s 197.43, not the 180 Powers thought), she didn...

  • Letter: The failure of Beem's 'evolving liberal world'

    This is a response to Edgar Allen Beem’s “Universal Notebook” of Dec. 1-3. The particular subject was the appointments Gov.-elect Paul LePage made to his transition team. Beem characterized most of them as “tax-cappers, tea-partiers and (horror of horrors) constitutionalis... 1

  • Editor's Notebook: Thanks for putting your name on the line

    With journalism's relatively recent emphasis on digital delivery and the 24/7 news cycle, newspaper editors everywhere seem to be debating, studying and furrowing their brows over what to do about anonymous reader comments. In a perfect world, online comments would be concise, civil and al... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: We were all better off when …

    Rationally, we all know the good old days weren’t. Still, we tend to look back through rose-colored glasses to what we remember as simpler times. Despite my best efforts to be forward-thinking and optimistic about the future, every once in awhile it occurs to me that we were all bett...

  • Forecaster Forum: Maine Democrats, Republicans face defining moments

    The conventional wisdom these days is that Democrats are in trouble while Republicans are soaring, reversing roles from just two years ago. Actually, both of Maine’s major parties are at a defining crossroads today, for entirely different reasons. How each responds in the months ahead will...

  • Letter: Eberle thanks contituents

    The 125th Maine Legislature has been sworn in, with new leaders elected by the new majority party. It's a different landscape in state government, and I look forward to hitting the ground running in what is simultaneously familiar and unknown territory. Since this is my fourth and last term, du...

  • Letter: South Portland seeks feedback

    I am writing to encourage South Portland residents and people who do business in South Portland to take a brief on-line survey about a proposed vision for the future of South Portland. The links are at the bottom of the city’s Web page,

  • Letter: Back to the drawing board, CMP

    What is the verdict on "smart" meters? Why are citizens saying no? Central Maine Power had a flawed business plan. CMP has been working on this process since 2006 and cannot understand why there is resistance at this point. Last week I asked if CMP ever collected content from their customers; ...