Tue, Sep 02, 2014 ●
BathHarpswellTopshamBrunswickCumberlandNorth YarmouthFalmouthFreeportPortlandCape ElizabethScarboroughSouth PortlandChebeague IslandYarmouth

Opinion

  • Abby's Road: Feel the warmth of the Ice Bucket Challenge

    It has been said that one is the loneliest number. In contrast, 1,000 can feel isolating, and zero can be as haunting as a deserted island. Just a few years ago, the numbers Peter Frates cared about were associated with RBIs, batting averages, or his Boston College captain’s jersey. ...

  • Forecaster Forum: LePage gets things done, even in divided government

    I represented Topsham in the Maine Legislature during Gov. Paul LePage's first two years in office. With the first Republican majority in 40 years, we brought a much-needed change to the status quo in Augusta. But I've noticed that even as the Legislature fell back under Democratic control...

  • Policy Wonk: Debunking myths about a higher minimum wage

    There is a growing sentiment in Maine and the nation that it’s time to raise the minimum wage – some would say it's “high time.” Current minimums – $7.25 at the federal level, $7.50 in Maine – were established in 2009. Neither rate is adjusted for inflat...

  • Letter: Yarmouth neighborhood isn't 'in transition'

    Thank you for covering the proposed development on East Main Street in Yarmouth. This would be a significant change to my neighborhood, and it sets a precedent for other areas in town to be affected by the new zoning codes. Residents deserve information about this issue and how it will ...

  • Letter: Falmouth Little Leaguers make them proud

    We would like to thank everyone involved with Falmouth Little League. The team won the state championship and played well at the regional tournament in Bristol, Connecticut. Even more impressive, Falmouth was selected out of 12 state champion teams from the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states to...

  • Letter: Former selectman thanks North Yarmouth voters

    I am writing to express my sincere thanks to North Yarmouth voters for allowing me to serve on your Board of Selectmen for the past three years. I am especially grateful to those with whom I served for making my experience a good one. I am proud to have worked alongside Steve Palmer, Paul ...

  • Letter: Elect Cumberland's Timmons in House District 45

    Cumberland and Gray have a great candidate on the ballot this year for state representative. Mike Timmons is enthusiastic about representing our community in Augusta and I am excited to vote for him. He made his career as an educator, but has recently devoted his talents to serving our community ...

  • Letter: Cedar Beach dispute reflects out-of-state values

    In Maine we live a wonderful, laid back, life. We all strive to take care of one another, and purchase native items, and above all be a great neighbor and friend to all in our communities. Is this ending? I hope not and would say it is not, but many "bumps in the road" are encroaching upon...

  • Letter: Beem's take on soccer misses the goal

    Edgar Allen Beem has a wonderful view of the world, except as it relates to soccer. I loved the response to his recent attack on the sport from the Martins ...

  • The Universal Notebook: The battle for Cedar Beach Road

    Route 24 in Harpswell is lined with signs, both professionally printed and hand-lettered, sounding the call to Save Cedar Beach and Save Cedar Beach Road. If there is opposition to this public access campaign, it is not evident. Where beach access controversies such as those at Moody Beach...