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Opinion

  • Letter: Support the annual Freeport Freeze Out

    When we take account of our communities, we recognize that the people who are cold and hungry today are the people we know and see everyday. The students who come to school hungry are our children’s classmates. The families who are struggling to keep their house warm are our neighbors. This...

  • Letter: Column perpetuates theological misconception

    I was taken aback by Mike Langworthy’s depiction of his mother as one who saw the world “filthy, poisonous or designed by an Old Testament God to poke your eye out.” When I read the “Old” Testament, I read in the first creation story that “God saw that i...

  • Letter: Stores lead the way by removing tobacco products

    It's been a busy couple of weeks for business leaders who are committed to doing the right thing for their customers. First it was Freeport's Bow Street Market owners, Adam and Sheila Nappi, who made the bold move to remove all tobacco products from their shelves, citing their commitment to the h...

  • Letter: Take a look at Freeport green crab study

    The article about the work funded by the Freeport Town Council to examine the dynamics of green crab populations in the Harraseeket River and effects of green crabs on soft-shell clams objectively reported there were aspects of the study that did not proceed as intended, but the headline was inac...

  • Letter: Praise for Woodbury from Yarmouth candidate

    As many residents of Yarmouth and Senate District 11 may not know, our state senator, Dick Woodbury recently decided to not run for re-election after serving Yarmouth as our state representative from 2002-2008, and as state senator since 2010. Woodbury’s passion for helping people, h...

  • Letter: Fuel assistance urgently needed in Mid-Coast

    If you ever wanted to show your support for your neighbors, now is the time to do so. Fuel for Friends is a fuel assistance program serving Arrowsic, Bath, Georgetown, Phippsburg, West Bath, and Woolwich, managed by Midcoast Maine Community Action Program. They work in collaboration with t...

  • The Universal Notebook: A few of my favorite myths

    Recently, a handful of my persistent critics have suggested that I am intolerant of other people’s opinions because I dispute them. That’s a strange notion of intolerance. It seems to suggest that if one disagrees, one must remain silent in the name of tolerance. I&rsquo...

  • The View From Away: Here's what I hate about winter

    I grew up in a cold-weather state, so I can take the cold of winter. Unless it gets down around zero for a couple of weeks, and then it’s, “You know what’s nice, Carol? Ecuador.” “No.” “Let me finish. 'Equator' is right in the name, practica...

  • Short Relief: Don't count out the Republican Party

    The media is full of pronouncements about the demise of the Republican Party. It’s not diverse enough. Doesn’t offer much to young people. It’s against women and can’t speak to them. It’s just a bunch of old, white guys, clutching their guns in fear of change....

  • Letter: Support the Falmouth Fuel Assistance Fund

    This winter has been an especially cold one. It is easy to forget that for some Falmouth residents, many of whom are elderly, keeping one’s home warm is a significant financial challenge. Please consider a donation to Falmouth’s Fuel Assistance Fund to help ensure that no Falmouth res...