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Opinion

  • Falmouth needs Engine 3

    Closing the Pleasant Hill Fire Station is a decision all of Falmouth should be concerned about. The proposed closure results in a reduction in overall safety.

  • Making 'lemonade'

    On Jan. 2, Soft Trac was one of 26 businesses who suffered the loss of their main office due to a fire that destroyed the building at 500 Route 1 in Yarmouth. While we were determined that we would not let the fire distract us from our mission of giving back to our community by helping nonprofi...

  • The life and death of libraries

    There is something to be said for corporate paternalism. Growing up in the Cumberland Mills section of Westbrook with the S.D. Warren paper mill smokestacks belching filth and stench, we nonetheless benefited from the patronage of the mill. We played baseball on Warren fields, basketball in Warr...

  • Of bacon, bugs and broken wind

    If you have a sore throat, forget about cough drops. According to "Everybody's Pocket Cyclopedia," the best course of action is to cut slices of fat boneless bacon, pepper it heavily and tie it around your throat with a flannel cloth. This is only one of severa...

  • Class of '54 wants you

    The Portland High School Class of 1954 is planning its 55th reunion for Sept. 11 and 12. We are looking for these missing classmates: Brad Adams, Sherrill Boyington, Margaret Bruce, Nancy Burr, Betty Conley, Kathryn Coughlin, Mary Driscoll, Roger Filieo, Carlene Gerdes, June Grace, Dorothy Harring...

  • Parking problem grows

    I am a student at the Southern Maine Community College. I have been attending this college for almost a year. I have noticed that students do not have much of a parking space. I think staff and students should share all the parking that there is on the college. They should not divide the parkin...

  • Food banks need help

    When I immigrated to this country I needed so much help with clothes and food before I started my part time job. I had no way to go for help except one

  • Reuse, recycle

    I am a student at SMCC. I am living in South Portland, Maine. I used to recycle bottles, cans, papers, and boxes every day. I put only papers and boxes in the blue trash which is the government gave it to everyone in the city. I put bottles and cans in plastic bags and sell them. If we all rec...

  • We need more like 'Bill'

    Now our country is struggling with the economy. You may think my opinion is not too important to save our economy, but you need to think deeply. I can give you one good example. Everybody knows that after the snow day, the Fire Department has to...

  • Holes in the roads

    I am international student. I have something that would like let you know about holes on the road during winter seasons.   A winter season is going to pass soon and summer will come. It is time for vacation and travelling for everyone who lives here or comes from an...