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Opinion

  • Letter: Lawsuit wasted Yarmouth's money

    While this subject may have already had its 15 minutes of fame, I wanted to write regarding the Yarmouth High School honor code and the frivolous lawsuit filed by Michael Waxman several weeks ago. From the onset of this issue, I was appalled by the way in which Mr. Waxman handled it. By using ...

  • Letter: Send energy message to Maine senators

    The unfolding ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has shown us the blatant dangers of offshore drilling. With no easy way to clean up spills, offshore drilling is too risky to pursue; even with one accident we have shaken the economy of the south and the delicate ecosystem. Tourism to Flori...

  • Letter: Praise for SAD 51's 'Mr. Stanley'

    We write to offer thanks, good wishes and a happy retirement to Doug Stanley, who is retiring from School Administrative District 51 as a phys ed teacher. Today, we often are critical of teachers, their pay, etc., especially in these hard economic times. Seldom do we offer thanks for a jo...

  • Letter: Thanks from the Delano family

    We’d like to express our sincere gratitude for all the community support  since the passing of Steve Delano. We had no idea of the number of lives Steve had impacted in his short time. We are truly amazed at the number of people we’ve spoken with since the accident on May 8. The ...

  • Short Relief: Portland city government needs more partisanship, not less

    Across the pond, for the first time in about 30 years, the United Kingdom has a coalition government. From 1979 to 1997, the Conservative Party controlled Parliament under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Then, from 1997 to 2010, the Labour Party controlled it under PMs T...

  • The Universal Notebook: Fear of children

    Having come of age during the youth movement of the 1960s, I keep wondering when the Children’s Crusade is finally going to occur. When will minors achieve their independence and Constitutional rights? Probably no time soon, as fewer young people these days seem aware that they are a...

  • Forecaster Forum: Portland Charter Commission needs your feedback

    Serving on the Portland Charter Commission this past year has been a humbling lesson in compromise. The commission, which has issued its preliminary report, is comprised of 12 members. Each of us wants to make Portland a better city. But each of us hails from a different life experience,...

  • Forecaster Forum: Show up, have a voice, use your vote

    School budgets, town budgets and regulations, tax reform and bond issues, candidates for governor: What do they have to do with you and your neighbor? Everything. Do you want to have children who are educated to succeed in the 21st century? Do you worry that you will have a hard time payin...

  • Letter: Falmouth didn't elect Doyle

    I have followed the story of Michael Doyle’s campaign against Falmouth Councilors Cathy Breen and Bonny Rodden for several months. He became interesting when he boasted of his “considerable skill set and intellect” that would focus on Ms. Rodden’s failings as a councilor.... 6

  • Letter: Remember the environment on Election Day

    With voting day right around the corner, citizens are reviewing each candidate’s stand on numerous issues.  Jobs and the economy are rightly on everyone’s minds, but it’s also important to remember that Maine’s economy relies to a large degree on a healthy natural env...