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Opinion

  • Global Matters: Drug abuse of a different kind

    There comes a moment when you realize you've crossed over into another "demographic," when it hits you that you're no longer as young as you think you are, or as young as you feel. You discover that while you may think you're 39 years old, the world knows you're, well, not. There's...

  • Letter: Cancer society thanks Bath, Brunswick

    On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I would like to thank the Bath/Brunswick community for its generosity and support of the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday, Oct. 18. More than 200 walkers and volunteers participated, and we raised close to $45,000 t...

  • Letter: McKane says Innes' defense fails

    After reading Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes' letter last week defending her vote on my bill, LD 290, I feel I must set the record straight. I put this bill in for my constituents who have consistently asked my why they can't buy health insurance out-of-state as they can other forms of insurance. What I r...

  • Letter: Freeport needs athletic fields

    Freeport is in desperate need of playing fields. We have only three full-size fields for all of the recreational, club and school teams in the fall and spring. The surrounding towns have, at the least, seven fields available for a similar number of teams. Often in Freeport up to four teams are si...

  • Letter: Reward Snowe's independence

    Sen. Olympia Snowe did something pretty extraordinary: she voted for a bill on its merits, after careful consideration, because she saw a serious problem that needed to be dealt with. Our senator bucked the urge to leverage political advantage, and voted for the Finance Committee bill on health care...

  • Letter: Beem misunderstands 'marriage'

    The problem with Edgar Allen Beem's argument in "The Bible is not the law of the land" is in the second sentence. He "assumes" that opposition to same-sex marriage is biblical in nature and related to homosexuality. It is not. This is a straw man he has constructed in order to kn... 3

  • Letter: Care to vote for South Portland dog ban

    I think members of the SoPo Dog group are very selfish about Willard Beach. They care only about their own and their dogs' social lives. They don't care about all of the people who have been bitten by dogs. They don't care about the 82-year-old woman who was knocked down by a dog. S... 2

  • Letter: Pine Point decision colors vote

    I would like to ask the Scarborough Town Council to please stop the process of closing the end of the Pine Point Road. I understand the deeds have not been finalized. So many people depend on that road to view the shore. I use it every day and many other seniors do. There must be a way to continue...

  • Letter: Vote for Holbrook, Rancourt in Scarborough

    I will be voting for Jessica Holbrook and Carol Rancourt for Scarborough Town Council and encourage other people to. Jessica Holbrook will be open-minded and respectful of citizens. She will not be easily influenced or controlled by others on the council who are more concerned with power than maki...

  • Letter: Willard Beach belongs to everyone

    Where I grew up in Mid-Coast Maine, cars would sometimes turn off the road, cross our hay field and drop over the hill toward the cove. Other people parked at the old logging road and vanished into the woods. Clam diggers. Worm diggers. Deer hunters. On paper the land belonged to my parents. By trad...