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Opinion

  • Serve America

    As this economic crisis deepens at the federal, state, and local level, the demand for critical services is going up while the resources to provide these services are going down. At the same time, nonprofit organizations, which are ground zero for providing services in our community, are strug...

  • Bartlett Circle's future

    Thank you for the terrific article on Bartlett Circle in your March 19 issue. We are very proud of Bartlett Circle's 33-year history of providing a low-cost, comfortable residential community for Yarmouth elders. In fact, the Southern Maine Council on Aging says we're unique in that we run enti...

  • Cosmetic injuries

    I was glad to read your article on former Ms. America Susan Jeske's upcoming appearance at USM on March 27 and her mission to warn the public about the dangers of chemicals and heavy metals in health and beauty products. It is disturbing that the cosmetic industry is mostly unregulated and the...

  • Forecaster Forum: The view from the Falmouth rabbit hole

    What a relief to read last week's "Taxes unchanged under Falmouth budgets." Kudos to our town manager and all who helped. I hope they continue the practice. Such efforts just may haul us out of the rabbit hole I feel we've fallen down. A thrifty Yankee upbringing has alway...

  • Main Street means business

    As a business owner on Main Street and a citizen of Cumberland for 35 years, I would like to see the credit union on Main Street to restore the original business activity in town. Route 9 is called Main Street for a reason: it is the main artery through town. It should feature busi...

  • Quality of life is not enough

    How many times have you heard that Maine's "quality of place" is our competitive advantage, our unique and unquestioned asset that attracts businesses and creative types who will support and sustain our economy? Or perhaps you've heard it said that our "quality of lif...

  • Have they no shame?

    The most compelling thing about the howls of public and political execration aimed at the big bonuses given the bailed-out boneheads at AIG is not so much the understandable outrage at rewarding failure with gifts of tax dollars, but the fact the American people haven't been able to work up suc...

  • Shame on South Portland

    I am writing to express the great disappointment I feel for the shameful way South Portland treated some well-respected, long-time employees who were known for exemplary service in their departments. For me, this whole sorry event raises questions about the personal integrity, accountability an...

  • Scarborough feedback

            The boards of the Scarborough Community Chamber and Scarborough Economic Development Corp. wish to thank those in the business community who participated in a series of successful forums held on March 4 and 5 at the Sca...

  • Be heard

    President Obama has indicated in numerous speeches that it is the responsibility of citizens to take part in the democratic process by speaking out about what matters to them. In fact, his administration created a Web site to collect our feedback. I think it is crucial that we take his mandat...