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Opinion

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: How to fix Maine in 5 steps (guaranteed)

    Heavy is the head that wears the crown of being a newspaper columnist. In my case, every two weeks I’m tasked with compiling 750-800 words of profound insight, subtle wit and topical perspective for billions of (potential Internet) readers, and for the few of us Jurassic Parkers who still e...

  • Letter: Scarborough budget battle reflects leadership void

    I fully support education in Scarborough and have two children in the Scarborough public schools. Even if I did not have children in the schools, I would still be a supporter of education. I start my letter this way because all too often, those who question town and school expenses are accused of...

  • The Universal Notebook: The myth of economic development

    Back when first elected, one of the first things Gov. Paul LePage did was have an "Open for Business" sign placed on the Maine Turnpike. "Open for Business" was the mantra of Republican governors everywhere. Gov. Scott Walker similarly declared Wisconsin "Open for Business." But the suppos...

  • Abby's Road: No rest for the endlessly weary

    I did not realize that becoming a parent meant that I would never again get a full night’s sleep. The secret is out when it comes to newborns. Everyone knows that time will be measured in three-to-four hour chunks, regardless of whether it is light or dark outside. You’re equip...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Shout-outs for Portland's Class of 2015

    This graduation season, I have addressed a total of 700 graduates from our city’s four high schools: Portland, Deering, Casco Bay and the Portland Arts and Technology. I also have spoken at the Portland Adult Education ceremony, congratulating the nearly 200 PAE graduates who either ...

  • Letter: Criticism of Beem is off the mark

    I must strongly disagree with Walter Eno's assessment of Edgar Allen Beem's column regarding assisted suicide. I completely agree with Beem's comment, a...

  • Letter: Another vote for ranked-choice voting

    I agree with Andy Jones' letter: we need to be able to vote for the person we think is the best candidate, without calculating whether that w...

  • Letter: Blame Payson family, not Cumberland land trust

    As the Payson property continues its transformation from a sleepy private estate to a property with substantial new houses and public water access for area residents, it is important to remember that this transformation was put into action in largest part by the Payson family members who not only...

  • Letter: Falmouth Lions thank community for support

    The Falmouth Lions would like to thank the generous community for making our recent auction a success. For the fourth year in a row we have generated over $20,000 for various charitable uses. We also thank Falmouth Public Works, Falmouth Boy Scouts and other friends whom we could not have done wi...

  • Letter: Money seemingly is no object in Portland

    The Portland City Council must spend all their time thinking up ways to spend money: two-way traffic on High and State streets, moving the Public Services Department, and on and on it goes – not to mention all the money the city gives away to developers and the boo-boos that have been made ...