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Opinion

  • Letter: Veterans deserve better federal response

    The Veterans Administration is much in the news these days. It is aggravating to see the politicians from both parties either patting themselves on the back for all they have done for veterans, or blaming other politicians and administrators (never themselves) for the obvious problems. The fact r...

  • Letter: Falmouth High School Class of 2014 has class

    We would like to thank the Falmouth High School Class of 2014 for the kindness, respect, and dignity they have shown our son, Thomas, who has autism, over the last 13 years. The class has always made sure he has been included in every aspect of school life. They even voted him” Best ...

  • Letter: South Portland can do more

    The Draft Ordinance Committee has it right when it says that the city of South Portland can prevent tar-sands operations through use of its broad home rule authority and general police powers. Portland Pipe Line is wrong when it says that a tar-sands facility is just a state/federal issue....

  • Letter: Stop polluted runoff

    Polluted runoff is harmful to the environment and needs to be stopped. Here are a couple easy steps you can take to sustain water quality.

  • The View From Away: It's not a sprint

    I returned from the hustle and pretense – oops, I mean "bustle" – of Los Angeles just in time to land in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Elizabeth’s graduation from Scarborough High School. Graduation is not merely graduation. It is a week of events honoring studen...

  • The Right View: On school choice, voters too have a choice

    As we come to the end of another school year, I’m thinking a lot about school choice, and the efforts underway in Augusta to limit parents’ options about their children's education. A recent option in Maine has been to utilize charter schools. But for some inconceivable reason,...

  • The Universal Notebook: We do not support our troops

    The ways in which the military has become a political football over recent weeks – the Veterans Administration health scandal, the Maine National Guard controversy, anger over a POW swap – are disheartening to say the least. Yes, the military is always being abused by politicia...

  • Policy Wonk: Facts, facts, I like facts

    A recent letter in a local newspaper chided Democrats for ignoring empirical evidence that Republican economic policies are working. Maine’s unemployment rate is 5.7 percent, the letter pointed out, while the national unemployment rate is 6.3 percent. The implied message: Gov. Paul LePage d...

  • Editorial: Portland's open spaces are not in jeopardy

    Like the desolate downtown plaza they seek to preserve, proponents of Question 1 in Portland – the June 10 referendum that purports to strengthen protection of open space – are missing both the forest and the trees. If approved, this citizen's initiative would add 35 city-...

  • Letter: Knee-jerk solution to Cumberland dog complaints

    The proposed leash law being considered by Cumberland that requires dogs to be on a leash on all public lands except for early morning and late evening seems an extreme answer to the recent complaints regarding off-leash dogs. What a sudden and drastic mandate from where we are now. We loo...