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  • Letter: Cumberland officials behaving badly

    It is with great disappointment and in such poor taste I found the behavior of the Cumberland Town Council and town manager at last week’s meeting. State Rep. Michael Timmons, R-Cumberland, came at the invitation of the council to report on his change of vote on Land for Maine’...

  • The Right View: Maine, the way road rage should be

    Forgive my departure this week from the blood bath that is politics, but we live in an amazing place, and amazing places inspire amazing people. Maine is host to a myriad of road races, many of which raise astronomical amounts of money for exceptionally worthy causes. I’ve participat...

  • The Universal Notebook: Here's what’s wrong with Prouts Neck buying its own police officer

    The fact that the wealthy summer folk on Prouts Neck pay for their own dedicated police officer was in the news last week as reports circulated that the National Football League had asked Scarborough police to keep an eye on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s $6.5 million cottage in the gated...

  • Forecaster Forum: Misinformation swirls around legislation on Land for Maine's Future bonds

    During my time serving in the Maine Legislature nothing has surprised me more than how quickly blatant misinformation can fester into fact. This has never been more evident than the reporting on LD 1378 and the situation with the Land For Maine’s Future bonds. The situation came to a...

  • Letter: Cumberland officials will owe Timmons an apology

    I am a neighbor and friend of state Rep. Mike Timmons, R-Cumberland. I do not believe that the Cumberland Town Council treated Timmons fairly on July 27, when,

  • Letter: Bicyclists, please use your hand signals

    Knowing that bicyclists face a litany of auto-related dangers when they ride, and fully supporting the get-out-there-and-go pathos of cyclists, I would, however, like to express my dismay at many cyclists’ disregard for the use of hand signals. Thrice in the past two weeks, I’v...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Semi-happy birthday to me

    Today is my birthday and I’m only feeling semi-happy. Despite more than a few cards, and cakes of various sizes and flavors from family, friends and well-wishers, I’m just not that connected to the event of my birth from more than half a century ago. I was born in a year...

  • Short Relief: In LePage v. the Legislature, don't count the governor out

    There is some merit to the governor's positions on whether asylum seekers should get General Assistance and whether he vetoed the Legislature's bill authorizing it. The problem is the governor doesn't explain his positions well, the media isn't inclined to help him, and any merit to his po...

  • The Universal Notebook: Of patriots, politicos and military pawns

    Pompous plutocrat Donald Trump seems to be getting away with questioning whether Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, who spent five years in a North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp, is a hero. The Donald, who has never served anyone other than himself, says he prefers heroes who were not captured...

  • Abby's Road: A conversation about black and white

    One summer evening, the camp I attended assembled its teenage girls for an Olympics of sorts. We were divided into our units of cabins, and challenged to send up the girl who best satisfied quite random categories of characteristics or capabilities. From the entire pool of nearly one hundr...