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  • Letter: Running for Falmouth School Board

    I’m a candidate for Falmouth School Board. My family moved to Falmouth from Maryland six years ago. I have three children: One son is a 2013 Falmouth High School graduate, another is an FHS sophomore, and my daughter is in eighth grade. I currently work as an editor and writer for a food ma...

  • Letter: Beem is right: we're suckers

    Regarding Edgar Allen Beem's piece "Welcome to the United Suckers of America," some people may be offended, but I thought ...

  • Letter: Market, not municipality, should set wages

    An $8.75 per hour minimum wage in Portland? Why not $18.75 or $25.75? Where will the non-market-driven wage increases come from? From higher prices for goods and services, or from saved wages of laid-off workers. After Oakland, California, raised their minimum wage numerous restaurants in ...

  • Letter: Facts are facts, not right or left

    Julie McDonald-Smith believes economics is “left” or “right” ("The Right View: Economics is a matter of right vs. left...

  • Letter: No respect in North Yarmouth

    I have noticed that the town fathers are lamenting the poor turnout for North Yarmouth Town Meeting. I did not attend because I am tired of the perceived lordliness of the selectmen. They claim to want more participation, yet treat those who try to do just that as a vexatious nuisance. At ...

  • Letter: Martin's Point plan will increase local traffic

    I am concerned by the Martin’s Point proposal for the development of the Hamlin School property on Route 77, at the intersection with Sawyer Street, in South Portland. My daughter attends preschool at Casco Bay Montessori School on the corner of Parrot Street and Route 77. We often walk to ...

  • Capitol Notebook: No more help for immigrants? No more 'phantom ballots'?

    Lewiston Mayor Robert McDonald surprised some observers at a legislative hearing last week with a comment he made about Somali residents in his city. The combative mayor has in the past been critical of the influx of Somali refugees who have settled in Lewiston. But at the hearing, ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Welcome to the United Suckers of America

    Bless the Maine People’s Alliance and Maine AFL-CIO for seeking a referendum vote on raising the minimum wage. If you work for a living and you oppose an increase in the minimum wage, you are being suckered by the rich and the right. That makes you one of the causes of poverty in Ame...

  • Abby's Road: Hoping to be 'grounded in gratitude'

    I can't stand whining. The substance of it, and the sound of it, are like nails on a chalkboard. Sometimes it feels as though I am stuck in a classroom surrounded by itchy fiends in need of a manicure. My children do not lead overly luxurious lives. They can, however, walk into a ki...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Gambling with Maine’s future

    HVOLSVOLLUR, ICELAND — I’m here in the beautiful country of Iceland with my son Zack, and I’m slightly bummed out. It’s 3 a.m. EDT, and when I began this column my intent was to share some details of what has been one of the most incredible travel adventures of my l...