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  • The Right View: Film raises the question of a world without 'America'

    Dinesh D'Souza's "America" was not what I was expecting. In the promotions for the documentary, D’Souza states, “America. Imagine what the world would be like without her.” It was a fascinating concept to me, to see one person’s interpretation of what the world woul...

  • The Universal Notebook: Confessions of a (recovering) soccer dad

    Our daughter Tess played soccer from the time she was a little girl until she got to college. Prior to her taking up the sport, I had little or no interest in the game. Then we lived the devoted lives of soccer moms and dads through travel team to premier and high school varsity soccer. It...

  • Letter: Vote for a compassionate bear hunt in Maine

    In November, voters can put an end to three heinous practices used to kill Maine's bears for recreation: baiting, trapping, and hounding. When passed, the ballot measure will end Maine's shameful distinction as the only state that sanctions all three of these particularly cruel practices. The mea...

  • Letter: Cumberland decision prompts repeal campaign

    I am disappointed with the Cumberland Town Council's vote for a contract zone agreement with J. Fletcher Inc. on July 14. This was after all of the public comments were against accepting this agreement, and not all were Harris Road residents. One of the outcomes of developer Fletcher's zon...

  • Letter: Harpswell Democrat launches campaign

    I am honored to have been nominated as the Democratic candidate in House District 51 (Harpswell, West Bath, part of Brunswick). I want to say thank you for the overwhelming support I have received from residents of all three towns. Our nominating caucus was held on June 14. We had 40 enthusiastic...

  • Letter: Beem plays fast, loose with facts

    I usually read Edgar Allen Beem's rants every week and most times I disagree with him. The July 10 rant got me wondering why Beem doesn't get his facts correct before he spews forth. First: House Republicans have put forward many bills to solve problems, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Re...

  • Letter: Democrats don't have monopoly on history

    In response to the sanctimonious criticism of Julie McDonald-Smith by James A. Pierce of Portland in your July 16 edition, Pierce should also consider taking his boss’ advice to another level and make sure his “load of ammunition” in “the war of wits” isn’t fir...

  • Letter: Readers deserve better than columnist offers

    As an independent, I welcomed the addition of a conservative view to the Opinion page. Unfortunately, I feel the need to join the growing chorus of readers requesting the end to this failed experiment with Julie McDonald-Smith. McDonald-Smith's column about teaching children what it means ...

  • Letter: Manchester in Maine state Senate District 25

    I am writing in support of Cathy Manchester in Senate District 25. I have known Cathy both personally and professionally for nearly a decade. Along with a strong commitment to family and friends, Cathy employs a no-nonsense pragmatic approach to her business and civic endeavors. As a real ...

  • Letter: North Yarmouth panel praises Diffin

    As members of the Budget Committee elected by the citizens of North Yarmouth, it has been our privilege to work with interim Town Manager Marnie Diffin. Since 2009, Marnie worked on the budget process of our town with great professionalism. Her skills in municipal accounting, finance and taxation...