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Opinion

  • Letter: Pine Point access is 'priceless'

    Pine Point, with its beautiful beach and access to the Scarborough River and Saco Bay, is treasured by people all over Scarborough. Access to the shore is precious and priceless and finite. The town is considering a change in Pine Point which could forever change the nature of an important his...

  • Letter: Pine Point proposal needs study

    Four years ago the Lighthouse Motel owners and the town of Scarborough considered a land exchange which would have moved the motel parking area next to their building and shifted Pine Point Road southerly. This was part of a renovation plan for the motel to convert to five luxury condominiums....

  • Letter: Beem and Bonny Eagle

    In criticizing efforts to control poor behavior at the Bonny Eagle High School graduation, Edgar Allen Beem includes two statements puzzling to me. One is "Thousands of students and parents sign honor codes just to keep school officials happy." In my experience, most parents and stude...

  • Letter: Cumberland parents proud, grateful

    We experienced one of the proudest days our lives when our son Patrick gradated from Greely High School. Patrick was born with Down syndrome. His success is due to the staff members and students who have touched his life in ways small and large. We want to thank you all for your expertise, friend...

  • Letter: Falmouth Food Pantry's success

    One year ago this month the Falmouth Food Pantry opened in our new location at the Falmouth Town Hall. Since last July the number of families served has tripled and the number of individuals being helped has more than tripled because we are helping many more families with children. It is only...

  • Letter: Scarborough book sale success

    On behalf of the Friends of the Scarborough Library, I would like to thank the many, many members of the community who helped make our annual book sale the most successful ever. The Friends raised over $13,000 during the sale, and we are very grateful for the generosity of people who donated boo...

  • The Universal Notebook: Support your local daily

    As a subscriber to the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram all of my adult life and, more to the point, as an "old media" print journalist, I want Portland's daily newspaper to survive and thrive. I'm not sure, though, what I think of new owner Richard Connor's...

  • Forecaster Forum: Angelo Okot, going home to begin, yet again

    It was barely two months ago when Angelo Okot and I sat together discussing the decade through which I had known him and his family. There was never any question that Angelo's children would do well in school and go on to college. They were always looking for the next path to education and a de...

  • Forecaster Forum: A woman's place is on the bench

    The historic nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has brought attention to the way America chooses its judges, while also highlighting the strides by women in achieving high positions of judicial authority. Though Maine was a leader in breaking barriers for women to pr...

  • Letter: Beem should take off the headphones, blinders

    Edgar Beem seems unnerved by authority. In his inane musing about the Bonny Eagle administration's attempt to maintain decorum at its graduation, Beem suggests that "respect is something you have to earn."   But respect is earned among your peers. School administra...