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  • 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...

  • Letter: State senator backs Kitchel in Falmouth

    I am excited and pleased that Ned Kitchel is running for Falmouth Town Council. He brings a wealth of experience to the position. He served on the council from 1997-2003, and was elected twice as chairman. During that time Kitchel advocated for high-quality public schools and smart land-use plann...

  • Letter: Kitchel has the background for Falmouth council

    Ned Kitchel has the experience and ties to the community that will enable him to immediately provide effective leadership and vision on the Falmouth Town Council. Falmouth voters know that Ned is passionate about maintaining quality education, yet sensitive about keeping local property tax...

  • Letter: Mental health services cuts are 'disturbing'

    As a concerned citizen and community mental health volunteer, I am all too familiar with the limitations of the mental health system in Maine and across the nation. The good news is that we are making great strides in every area, from building awareness, breaking down barriers and coordinating ca...

  • Letter: Falmouth Community Programs hits the mark

    A friend and I attended the open house at the Mason-Motz Building sponsored by Falmouth Community Programs. Congratulations to this staff of friendly and welcoming people. Back in the fall of 1949, when the Motz School opened, I was in the sixth grade. My class had transitioned from the Pi...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Not unsophisticated, just not smart

    From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, here are the two lead definitions of the word “unsophisticated”: not having or showing a lot of experience and knowledge about the world and about culture, art, literature, etc., and, not highly developed or complex. And here is a recent hea...

  • Letter: Falmouth Land Trust project needs support

    The Falmouth Land Trust has a golden opportunity to preserve a piece of the town’s agricultural heritage and carry it forward in new ways into the 21st century with the purchase of Hurricane Valley Farm. The farm is currently part of Capall Creek Farm, on Gray Road near the Cumberlan...

  • Letter: Conservative columnist is confounding

    Julie McDonald-Smith’s last column (“The Right View: Hernandez trial holds a mirror to society”) is yet another example of how she regularly shortchanges and confounds her readers. In summarizing the reasons for Hernandez’s bad choices, she, interestingly enough, departs f...

  • Capitol Notebook: The war between Republicans

    It’s a challenging time to be a Republican legislator in Augusta. Not only do they have to deal with a volatile governor, they are busy attacking each other. This hostility was displayed last week when Sen. Roger Katz of Augusta, a moderate Republican, challenged Gov. Paul LeP...