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Opinion

  • The Universal Notebook: Concealed carry follies

    Gun control is one of those issues, like abortion, about which people tend to want all or nothing, when what is really needed are reasonable limitations. Recently, for instance, in a display of double-barreled Republican firepower, state Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn and our pistol-packing Go...

  • The Right View: Treatment of Westbrook councilor exposes media bias

    I wonder what would happen to me (or any Republican) if I lamented, either out loud or in print, that with regard to any Democratic leader “in some countries assassination is a political strategy, but unfortunately not here.” And what if I tried to lie about it? Then tried to s...

  • Policy Wonk: Will Democrats keep their eye on the ball?

    In the wind-down of legislative sessions, Maine Democrats' recent track record is awful. They’ve continually settled for tax measures that inevitably shrink state revenues and make budget cuts necessary to essential programs. They haggled so long over the mechanics of paying h...

  • Letter: Beem's case for Sanders ignores history

    Edgar Allen Beem is to be congratulated for his candor in advocating Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid. (“The case for Bernie ...

  • Letter: Cumberland needs animal shelter agreement

    I have recently encountered a disappointing and frustrating problem primarily because I live in the town of Cumberland. I was attempting to fulfill a promise I made to a Yarmouth friend who died in February. I assured her that I would see that her beloved cat, Buddy, either would come to C...

  • Letter: Medical offices don't fit in South Portland neighborhood

    Putting Martin's Point medical offices, a high-traffic business, at the Hamlin school site is not in South Portland's best interest. Their plan for 34 employees and six providers with patients scheduled at close intervals from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. will bring a lot of traffic to Cottage, Ocean and Saw...

  • Letter: State senator backs Kitchel in Falmouth

    I am excited and pleased that Ned Kitchel is running for Falmouth Town Council. He brings a wealth of experience to the position. He served on the council from 1997-2003, and was elected twice as chairman. During that time Kitchel advocated for high-quality public schools and smart land-use plann...

  • Letter: Kitchel has the background for Falmouth council

    Ned Kitchel has the experience and ties to the community that will enable him to immediately provide effective leadership and vision on the Falmouth Town Council. Falmouth voters know that Ned is passionate about maintaining quality education, yet sensitive about keeping local property tax...

  • Letter: Falmouth Community Programs hits the mark

    A friend and I attended the open house at the Mason-Motz Building sponsored by Falmouth Community Programs. Congratulations to this staff of friendly and welcoming people. Back in the fall of 1949, when the Motz School opened, I was in the sixth grade. My class had transitioned from the Pi...

  • Letter: Mental health services cuts are 'disturbing'

    As a concerned citizen and community mental health volunteer, I am all too familiar with the limitations of the mental health system in Maine and across the nation. The good news is that we are making great strides in every area, from building awareness, breaking down barriers and coordinating ca...