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Opinion

  • Forecaster Forum: For volunteer, walking for children’s cancer gets even more personal

    As someone who has been involved with the Maine Children's Cancer Walk for the past 18 years, I have had the good fortune to meet and see many wonderful children, their families and a number of volunteers over the years. Their attitudes, spirit and commitment is an inspiration to everyone and remind...

  • Forecaster Forum: Medical school sheds light on what matters most in life

    My roommate has been showering in the dark all week. Why? The light bulb burned out. Why didn't she replace it? Because we had a neurology exam on Friday. Replacing the light bulb would have taken seven or eight minutes, and that's seven or eight minutes less looking at brain MRIs, memo... 1

  • Letter: No on South Portland dog ban

    The November referendum to ban dog owners and their dogs from Willard Beach for six months a year certainly attests to the power of the written word and alarmist claims about what is happening at our beach. My observation of the situation since the late 1980s, and the gentrification of the beach...

  • The Universal Notebook: Let them eat Whole Foods

    We've known for many years now that Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey is not the sort of person most of his customers or employees would agree with, like or admire. He's a predatory, conservative free-marketer who's been able to corner the progressive organic health food market. E... 4

  • Letter: Scarborough fact and fiction

    It has been said that if one repeats a lie often enough folks will believe it to be true. This seems to have been the strategy of the Pine Point Residents Group concerning the land swap of Depot Street in Scarborough. Inundating newspapers with letters and storming council chambers with dozen...

  • Letter: Falmouth coaches deserve thanks

    This fall marks the 10th and final year in a row that one or more of my children will run cross country for Falmouth High School. During that time Danny Paul and Jorma Kurry have shared the coaching responsibilities. My children's running skills span all levels from elite runner, to good runner,...

  • Letter: Ignored in South Portland, Scarborough

    I don't have much knowledge of politics, but have read much lately. In South Portland the public has been upset about firings, rehirings, stipend, health insurance and the little trick pulled on the Willard Beach snack bar. In Scarborough, it was a land swap. In both towns, the peop...

  • Letter: Life after Kennedy

    Agree or disagree with him, we lost a great one on Aug. 25. I was born in 1942, and it struck me that for every year, every month, every week, every day and every hour of my life, there has been a live, breathing, functioning, Ted Kennedy. For the first time on Aug. 25, there was not. I...

  • Letter: Scarborough council's arrogance

    It's long been realized that unhealthy ego leads to arrogance and arrogance can lead to abuse and abuse can create superheated ego. And so the cycle goes. Scarborough residents, who are watching, have just witnessed a classic example of that circular scenario with the abuse of power demonstrat...

  • Letter: South Portland decision unhealthy

    It was with great frustration that I listened to the City Council's decision to not allow citizens to determine the level of compensation for the council and to continue the coverage of health insurance. First, there is a huge inequity that exists on the council at present. Some councilors receive a...