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Opinion

  • Letter: Support the Falmouth Veterans Memorial

    Falmouth is embarking on a mission to honor and memorialize our veterans of foreign wars. This long-overdue monument will be placed at the entrance to our VFW Hall, and will memorialize Falmouth’s fallen military heroes. For many communities, memorials to those who served and paid the ultim...

  • Letter: Offended about Falmouth's island 'playground'

    I am disappointed that the town of Falmouth has voted to give taxpayer money to help a "grassroots organization" purchase a piece of Clapboard Island. What percentage of Falmouth residents will ever set foot on our new island property? Not the elderly or handicapped; you must be agile enough to b...

  • Letter: Don't rush to remove Yarmouth dam

    Yarmouth’s Town Council may soon vote to remove the Bridge Street dam without knowing what it will cost, who will pay for it, or what toxins may be released. A consultant estimated $400,000 for removal, but no firm price is known. A second engineering firm will present its report to the Tow...

  • The Universal Notebook: What was left of my father

    My father would have been 90 had he lived just four more days, but in the end he had nothing left. One more breath, one more heartbeat, let alone one more day, was just not possible. He expired on Feb. 6 with my brothers and me at his bedside. Dad was a good man, in many ways the very mode...

  • Abby's Road: That sucking sound you hear? That's me at my best

    We see each other so rarely, you and I. If you’re reading this, you’re probably in a waiting room. Or maybe you’re eating a meal alone, or killing time while your child’s extracurricular activity ends. Informal polling indicates that most of you are intermittent rea...

  • Letter: 'Religious rights' legislation is wrong for Maine

    The recent defeat of the “religious rights” bill in Augusta was appropriate, since it is in accord with the Equal Rights Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which protects people from arbitrary discrimination. That the vote was strictly along party lines was no surprise...

  • Letter: Delogu's pursuit of LePage reveals columnist's bias

    Orlando Delogu in his "Policy Wonk" column took Gov. Paul LePage to task for his “refusal to allow Maine to participate in the Affordable Care Act." The Wonk further states that LePage has cut 70,000 low-income Mainers off from the benefits of health insurance. I tend not to read opinion co...

  • Letter: North Yarmouth Academy band delivers

    We were on our way to the movies last night when we heard that a friend’s son would be performing with a group of other students at North Yarmouth Academy. We ditched the movie and went instead to the concert. They should have charged admission. That was the best e...

  • The Universal Notebook: 'Knowingly being present' rules are unfair

    The most obvious and important thing to know about the 26-page “Evaluation of the Matter Involving the Suspensions and Revoking of Suspensions of Students by the Westbrook School Department Administration” is that no students were interviewed during the independent investigation of ho...

  • Policy Wonk: Revenue sharing in Maine needs a permanent fix

    Preserving what remains of Maine revenue sharing by taking $40 million from two different reserve funds and earmarking unanticipated revenue receipts is at best a one-year fix. Like spending a bonus or taking money from a savings account, once you’ve used it, it’s gone. Even if...