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Opinion

  • Letter: Brunswick benefit art sale the most successful yet

    On a recent Friday night in Brunswick, crowds gathered at Curtis Memorial Library and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to appreciate the work of Maine artists and to support an important cause: art for kids. The seventh annual 10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale was the most successful t...

  • Letter: Candidate says letter misrepresented his comment

    Michele Joyce wrote a letter last week quoting me as saying that as a parent of young children I have at times found the evening School Board s...

  • Letter: Tell Collins Maine supports Clean Power

    What is it they say? “If you don’t like the weather in Maine, just wait a minute.” Well, we are headed into a time of even more unpredictable weather as the impact of a changing climate affects us all, our health, and our wallets more and more. Bigger and more frequent st...

  • Letter: Help strengthen Maine's Clean Election Act

    Maine has been a leader in the effort to get big money out of elections. Through a citizen initiative passed in 1996, Maine established the Clean Election Act, a process through which qualified candidates f...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Perception, reality and the elephants in the room

    There exists a Grand Canyon-esque gap between the general perception of our challenges here in Maine and the various realities we’re facing as a state. If you listen to most politicians, you hear only theatrical rants, hypnotic sound bites and rote promises relating to the symptoms &...

  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Forecaster Forum: Good reasons for Freeport to leave RSU 5

    The good news about the Nov. 4 referendum regarding the withdrawal of Freeport from Regional School Unit 5 is that, no matter the outcome, the children of Freeport, Pownal and Durham can, and hopefully will, continue to be well served in their schools. Nonetheless, factors both economic an...

  • Forecaster Forum: Withdrawal from RSU 5 is too costly for Freeport

    Freeport voters need and deserve to understand the potential financial consequence of withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5, our union with Durham and Pownal for public education. Whether by lack of curiosity or by suppression, elected and appointed officials able to provide this information hav...

  • Letter: McCreight eager to serve House District 51

    As a Democratic candidate for House District 51, Mainers are generously taking their time to share their concerns with me: the senior citizen from West Bath barely scraping by on Social Security, the young Brunswick resident excited about voting for the first time, the Harpswell parent concerned ...