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Opinion

  • The View From Away: Hooked by the 'Rock Island' line

    When we first moved to Maine, I developed a comedy/variety radio show to be a companion to or replacement for "A Prairie Home Companion." The pilot came out well, and it has proven to be a tough sell. It introduced me to the Portland creative community, though, which it turns out is remarkably de...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: It’s time to invest in Portland students’ success

    During my year and a half of living in Portland, I’ve learned that residents highly value education. Nearly 46 percent of residents have at least a bachelor’s degree, compared to 29 percent of all Americans. So it is fitting that the Portland Public Schools has set the ambitiou...

  • Letter: Orestis speaks for 'moderate majority' in Falmouth

    I moved to Falmouth 18 years ago and opened an insurance business in West Falmouth. I came here from central Maine for the top-notch school system, and for all of the wonderful characteristics of this town. Our schools and teachers win awards for a reason, and our property values reflect that.

  • Letter: Don't outsource Falmouth assessing to county

    Falmouth’s plan to outsource Town assessing functions to the newly minted Cumberland County assessing group has unfortunately not received much attention, but raises serious questions and concerns. First, why would you hand over and lose control of the No. 1 revenue-generating mechan...

  • Letter: Beem's column shines a refreshing light

    I have been reading Edgar Allen Beem's columns for many years, and am continually grateful for his writing. We went to the same high school, although he graduated a little ahead of me. "When re...

  • Letter: No plan for tar sands? Don't believe it

    The current PR campaign by Energy Citizens illustrates how it’s not just profit that motivates Big Oil’s push to bury the truth about its plans to pump tar sands through Maine for export to overseas markets. No, it’s arrogance as well. It’s arrogant to dimini...

  • Letter: Yarmouth council takes wrong tack on dam removal

    I have been eagerly following the ongoing saga of the proposed Royal River dam removal. If there is any hope of restoring anadromous fish runs, removal is the primary goal. Restoration of historic runs would be beneficial to the river and to Casco Bay in general. The latest Town Council workshop ...

  • Letter: Bridge construction crews are appreciated

    I want to thank you for the article several weeks ago ("Frigid weather no match for Portland-Falmouth bridge builders") about the folks wo...

  • Letter: GOP, Dems should heed independent voters

    For some reason Republicans and Democrats think there is a strict duality to the political voter philosophy, Democrat or Republican. However, the last time I checked the independents or unenrolled moderates have the voter plurality. As independents, we understand our tax revenue struggles ...

  • Letter: Clapboard Island funding lacks transparency

    I am one of the elderly in Falmouth. I have just read your front-page article regarding the purchase of Clapboard Island. I wondered, if Madokawanda Landing people thought it unfair to give as an association, thus depriving its members of charitable tax credits, how could Falmouth Town Council go...