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Opinion

  • Letter: Keep Willard Beach unique

    We have been homeowners in South Portland for 2 1/2 years. We visited many coastal communities before deciding the city offered both the sense of community and recreational areas that we wanted our children to experience. We are pleased to have met many friendly residents and enjoy patronizing the...

  • Letter: Protect people, not dogs, at Willard Beach

    As the election nears, I want to point out a few things for people to think about when it comes to the ordinance change for Willard Beach in South Portland. The biggest reason I support it is because I have a problem with allowing my grandchildren (or me for that matter) to play in the same san...

  • Letter: 'Flights of hyperbole' in Brunswick

    Oxford Aviation tout F. Lee Bailey uses soaring flights of hyperbole, enchanting all within earshot without the slightest bit of evidence, analysis or substantiation. Try these: "a tremendous opportunity for Brunswick, far beyond anything I had imagined;" and "further cement Brun...

  • Letter: Hold our senators accountable

    Edgar Allen Beem hit just the right note on almost every concern about the need for health-care reform. I, too, am mystified that so many are voicing dismay that President Obama would like to change the status quo of our health-care industry. Can it be that they do not pay their own premiums ...

  • The Universal Notebook: The Corporate States of America

    If you ever had any doubt that the Republican Party nationally has become the party of big business, consider the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee now before the U.S. Supreme Court. The political fate of the nation may rest on the decision in that case and the Supreme Court seem... 6

  • Letter: Don't short-change Scarborough schools

    Our family moved to Scarborough seven years ago. Part of the appeal was the reputation of the school system. Last year I spent two mornings a week volunteering in my daughter's school, where I saw the daily dedication of teachers and staff to the children. Unfortunately her school needed extra hel...

  • Letter: Cape government needs Governali

    The primary challenge Cape Elizabeth faces is the increasingly difficult financial picture. Frank Governali brings extensive experience and excellent problem-solving skills to solving budget issues. He is an advocate for developing revenue sources in Cape Elizabeth and understands that we must consi...

  • Letter: Hillman for School Board in Cape

    I am writing to endorse David Hillman for the Cape Elizabeth School Board. David has worked with state representatives to improve the financial treatment of our schools. He founded a citizen's group that lobbied against school consolidation for Cape; as a result, we were one of only three school...

  • Letter: Governali for Cape Town Council

    We are very happy to support the candidacy of Frank Governali for Cape Elizabeth Town Council. We believe his blend of professional and personal strengths coupled with his demonstrated commitment to service and to our community make him a very strong candidate for a leadership position in our town. ...

  • Letter: Obama's plan will fix health care

    Months ago my friend, a self-employed cabinetmaker, was forced to undergo surgery after an injury from a table saw accident. The procedure went well, and after three visits to the physical therapist and sticking to a program of self-directed exercises, he's fully recovered. His was an almost ideal ...