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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The flag isn't South Carolina's only problem

    There is an old Scottish proverb with more than a little Biblical linkage: “Confession is good for the soul.” Always aspiring to provide goodness to the soul (mine or to others) I go forth today with a timely and topical deep-fried confession. For many years now I’ve held...

  • Capitol Notebook: Country finds grace, LePage faces a fall from it

    Friday, June 26, dawned like many recent June days; gray clouds hung in, and an unexpected rain had dampened the ground over the night. When that day ended, the world had shifted, moved by two stunning events. The United States Supreme Court affirmed that same-sex marriage is legal ...

  • Letter: Re-elect Farber to Falmouth Town Council

    I am writing in support of Karen Farber for Falmouth Town Council. I met Karen when she first moved to Falmouth over 15 years ago. From our first meeting at the middle school, I was impressed with her advocacy for strong education and her dedication to the community she had just joined. Fi...

  • Letter: Support the EPA's Clean Power Plan

    “There is no likely way the entire United States can run on renewable energy.” Pretty much the thesis of any climate change/global warming naysayer. Until I learned more about innovations for renewable energy and the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, I didn’t have hope for the USA t...

  • Capitol Notebook: Trying to break Maine’s bottle bill

    A few weeks ago, several middle-school students holding a bottle drive arrived at my doorstep to raise money for their sports team. Fortunately, I had a full bag to give them. Bottle drives, redemption centers, and the bottles that are left out on trash pickup night for folks to take and r...

  • The Universal Notebook: A Portland Museum of Art Biennial beef

    The Portland Museum of Art Biennial has become an important exhibition of new Maine art. This year it will be held from Oct. 8 to Jan. 3, 2016, but it is already generating controversy because of the way the artists were selected. The exhibition is underwritten by a bequest from the estate...

  • The Right View: Hernandez trial holds a mirror to society

    I had never watched families deliver impact statements during the sentencing portion of a trial before. I did at the conclusion of the Aaron Hernandez trial, and many of our society’s ills came into focus. There was no question after listening to the family of Odin Lloyd that they ha...

  • 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 ...