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Opinion

  • The Right View: The living history that is Pearl Harbor

    I know the Maine Legislature is a madhouse these days, and there’s lots to talk about there. But I’ve just returned from Pearl Harbor, and am compelled to share the experience. For those who have never been, you should put it on your bucket list. I don’t know if it’...

  • The Universal Notebook: The land we love (and the governor we don't)

    The land we love used to be a third of an acre in Yarmouth. Now it’s half an acre in Brunswick. We are slowly making it our own, shaping it by hand into what we want it to be before we move on. For 32 years, we worked on our Yarmouth yard, cutting down swamp alder and filling in the ...

  • Letter: Religion is as good a reason as any for law

    Advocating "physician-assisted suicide," Edgar Allen Beem writes that "As a person of faith(?), I am frankly sick and tired of the Catholic Church and religious conservatives trying to force their beliefs on society as a whole." This is an example of the muddled thinking and hypocrisy that...

  • Letter: Cumberland donor loses faith in land trust

    As a donor of several easements, many islands and substantial acreage, I feel qualified to voice my concern for the sanctity of the faith we put in land trusts. My case in point is the Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust, which I helped found in the 1980s. I have been appalled to witness t...

  • Letter: Troubled by the church's view of death

    Edgar Allen Beem makes interesting comments about LD 1270, “An Act Regarding Patient-Directed Care at the End of Life." But the comment I find most interesting was one in which he comes down on Catholicism for the suggestion that “life is a sacred gift from God, and only he can determ...

  • Letter: LePage must learn to deal with anger

    Congratulations to Steve Woods on his insightful look at our governor's behavior (Intentionally Unreasonable: "Paul LePag...

  • Letter: Maine should adopt ranked-choice voting

    I like local elections because they don’t have the negative campaigning and partisan bickering of the state and federal campaigns. I would love to see our state and federal elections look more like our local elections. Next year, we will all have a chance to vote for an initiative th...

  • Letter: Praise for Cape Elizabeth legislator

    I am writing to express thanks and gratitude to state Rep. Kimberly Monaghan, D-Cape Elizabeth, for taking a strong stand against animal cruelty. Monaghan is the lead sponsor of LD 335, which seeks to prohibit pet shops in Maine from buying and selling puppies and kittens from large-scale, out-of...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Paul LePage: Feel his pain, fear his anger

    When you Google “Governor Paul LePage,” these words drop from the omniscient Internet cloud like acidic raindrops in April: bully, bold, brash and bombastic. A deeper probe into the worldwide abyss of search headlines includes “Combative Maine Governor,” “Amer...

  • Capitol Notebook: Environmental battles bring investigation, accusations

    On the long list of targets for Gov. Paul LePage at his angry news conference last week was the Land for Maine’s Future Board, which he has trapped in one of the most bitter political fights of this legislative season. The governor has refused to release bonds, already approved by vo...