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Opinion

  • The View From Away: There's famous, and then there's ...

    An old friend emailed me recently to say she had found the following on an Internet search engine: “Mike Langworthy is a famous person.” That was the entire entry. She thought it would be a great title for a performance piece. Apparently she thinks I’m with the Joffrey Ba...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Portland schools strive for education equity

    I know something’s important when it keeps me awake at night. Here’s the challenge that I wrestle with in the wee hours: How can we create a school system that helps all children succeed to their full potential? Every child deserves an excellent education. That includes student...

  • Letter: Falmouth will benefit from Clapboard Island purchase

    Falmouth is a great place to live. We have a wonderful community that has planned well in creating numerous open spaces to be used by our residents. We are close to many cultural opportunities. We have easy access to mountains, and lakes, and we are close to the ocean. But much of our coas...

  • Letter: Appreciation for South Portland's stand on tar sands

    My husband and I want to thank the South Portland City Council for its commitment to protect us from tar sands. I suffer from asthma and heart disease and would hate to live in a city that was polluted. We love Maine and appreciate how it's one of the last unspoiled places to live in the United S...

  • Forecaster Forum: LePage, GOP have Maine on right track

    Maine’s future can be brighter than its past. Granted, after decades of one-party, liberal rule that’s worthy of Detroit or Greece, that shouldn’t be hard to do. Democratic politicians and their political allies who stand to profit from an expansion of Maine’s medic...

  • The Universal Notebook: Meet Mr. Gumpy, Mr. Putter and Mr. Magee

    When it comes to children’s books, I prefer naturalism. I’m not a big fan of anthropomorphic animals, though Uncle Wiggly, Paddington Bear and Frog and Toad do pass muster. One of the great pleasures of grandfatherhood is having little children to read to again. I now have four...

  • Abby's Road: America, the not-so beautiful

    During this year’s Super Bowl, Coca-Cola ran a commercial showcasing various people doing various things in various degrees of happiness. In the background, “America the Beautiful” played. Some of the lyrics were sung in English, but some were sung in foreign languages. T...

  • Policy Wonk: It's time to end LePage's pursuit of the poor

    Paul LePage took an Ax,

  • Letter: Catholic tradition backs health-care expansion

    I speak to you as both a priest and a physician when I say that we in Maine must accept the federal funding that has been set aside to provide health insurance for approximately 70,000 low-income people. We all are created in God’s image. We all possess a basic human dignity. Catholi...

  • Letter: Appreciation for Freeport fire response

    We would like to extended a sincere thank you to the Freeport firefighters and volunteers for their prompt response to the recent fire at 5 Ware Road. We also would like to thank the Masonic Lodge and the volunteers who organized the benefit supper. The emergency services provided by the Red Cros...