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Opinion

  • Letter: Bridge construction crews are appreciated

    I want to thank you for the article several weeks ago ("Frigid weather no match for Portland-Falmouth bridge builders") about the folks wo...

  • Letter: GOP, Dems should heed independent voters

    For some reason Republicans and Democrats think there is a strict duality to the political voter philosophy, Democrat or Republican. However, the last time I checked the independents or unenrolled moderates have the voter plurality. As independents, we understand our tax revenue struggles ...

  • Letter: Clapboard Island funding lacks transparency

    I am one of the elderly in Falmouth. I have just read your front-page article regarding the purchase of Clapboard Island. I wondered, if Madokawanda Landing people thought it unfair to give as an association, thus depriving its members of charitable tax credits, how could Falmouth Town Council go...

  • Letter: Arguments for tar sands oil fail the straight-face test

    “We have no plans to bring tar sands oil to South Portland.” That is what the oil interests are telling us. I for one think that is an outright lie. Why do I say that? Well, the Canadian government just passed a law allowing the Montreal pipeline to be reversed and to send oil to Sout...

  • Letter: Charter, not council, governs assessing in Falmouth

    The Falmouth Town Council is presently negotiating a contract to outsource our assessing operations. I, along with many others, have voiced our concerns, directly to the council, and our comments have been well received and thoughtfully considered. However, the reason I write now is more f...

  • Letter: Falmouth assessing isn't broken, don't fix it

    The Falmouth Town Council is about to vote to send our in-house assessing operations to the County of Cumberland. In my opinion this is a huge mistake. I spent six years working with and watching the professional operations of our town Assessing Department and was amazed at the work they do. ...

  • Letter: Falmouth roads a source of displeasure

    I live in West Falmouth and have a real concern about the town's priorities. Our roads are horrible. When I drive to my office on Route 1 it’s like driving on an obstacle course, dodging ruts, potholes and massive puddles. I’m not sure why the town feels that spending money on ...

  • Abby's Road: The house we called home

    The house I grew up in is nearly empty inside. Movers are coming to haul away what remains. Paperwork will soon make official what cardboard boxes have already established: the Marshalls have left the building. My parents lived in the same house for more than 30 years. I was 4 when we firs...

  • The Universal Notebook: Dedication makes McAuley 'all-stars' shine

    In the wake of Catherine McAuley High School’s fourth straight Class A girls’ basketball state championship, veteran Portland sportswriter Steve Solloway wrote a rather snarky column in which he praised the McAuley Lions for “Playing just for joy, not a future.” The...

  • Policy Wonk: State or towns should buy Maine's beaches, before it's too late

    More than 25 years ago, I wrote a law review article urging the state and/or Maine towns with sandy beaches to “Buy the Foreshore — NOW.” Though my urging was largely ignored, it was a good idea then, and it’s a good idea now. Then and now, the cost of acquiring thi...