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Opinion

  • Letter: Beem fails to score with soccer fans

    We are in complete disagreement with Edgar Allen Beem's criticism of soccer (The Universal Notebook, "Confessions of a (recov...

  • Letter: Saxton backs McCreight in House District 51

    When I chose to not seek re-election, I was concerned with who would take my place. Democrat Jay McCreight has the character and the right skills to represent east Brunswick, Harpswell and West Bath. Whether she is volunteering in a Coffin Elementary School classroom, or assisting the fire...

  • Letter: As governor, Cutler will get things done

    Our political parties think leadership means pitting one half of Mainers against the other. But, they forget that that their “enemy” is also us – our neighbors, friends and families. The result? A government about “nothing.” Can you name one thing have they achieved ...

  • Letter: Freeport schools should be independent

    I am a long-term Freeport resident and taxpayer. My grandchildren attended Freeport public schools, so I have first-hand experience with what was and what could be again. I am very proud of that fact. Freeport is a great community and one that I support in all ways. Currently, Freeport is at a cr...

  • Letter: Elect Breen in state Senate District 25

    Soon the people of Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, Long Island and part of Westbrook will elect a successor to independent state Sen. Dick Woodbury in District 25. I am supporting Democrat Cathy Breen. I served with Woodbury in Augusta, and I know what a distinguish...

  • Letter: Contract zone a raw deal for Cumberland residents

    Recently a questionable deal was struck between a real estate broker, a developer and the town of Cumberland. This deal allows town planners to ignore established zoning regulations for questionable “community benefit,” while spending Cumberland tax money without input from residents....

  • Letter: Skeptical about South Portland councilor's motive

    At the South Portland City Council meeting moments before the council voting to pass the Clear Skies Ordinance, Councilor Michael Pock proposed an amendment to exempt American crude oil from the ordinance. This was not done to support the USA, but to allow the export of one of the most hazardous ...

  • Letter: Praise for Cumberland beach access plan

    I applaud and support the town of Cumberland in its efforts to establish public land on the Atlantic Ocean. Currently, Cumberland is an oceanside community without any public/recreational access to the ocean, despite the fact it has over three miles of coastline. A park such as this will fill thi...

  • The Right View: Film raises the question of a world without 'America'

    Dinesh D'Souza's "America" was not what I was expecting. In the promotions for the documentary, D’Souza states, “America. Imagine what the world would be like without her.” It was a fascinating concept to me, to see one person’s interpretation of what the world woul...

  • The Universal Notebook: Confessions of a (recovering) soccer dad

    Our daughter Tess played soccer from the time she was a little girl until she got to college. Prior to her taking up the sport, I had little or no interest in the game. Then we lived the devoted lives of soccer moms and dads through travel team to premier and high school varsity soccer. It...