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Opinion

  • Letter: The problem is there may not be a problem

    Several weeks ago, a high school senior from Long Island died two days after wisdom tooth surgery. As a parent I ache for his family. As a physician, I wonder about the circumstances. I have no direct knowledge about the student’s condition prior to his surgery, the surgery itself, o...

  • The Universal Notebook: Becoming aware of MSA

    March is Multiple System Atrophy Awareness Month. Never heard of multiple system atrophy? Neither had I until my old buddy Earl Cutter was diagnosed with it. MSA is a rare degenerative neurological disease. Only about 15,000 people in the United States have it. The disease takes many forms...

  • Forecaster Forum: Anti-oil agenda ignores the facts in South Portland

    For more than a century the working waterfront has been both a vibrant part of South Portland's local economy and served as Maine's most important connection to global energy markets. Today, a billion gallons a year of refined petroleum products flow safely through the community's waterfro...

  • 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 ...