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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: Former Falmouth councilor running again

    I am running for Falmouth Town Council. I served on the council from 1997-2003 and would like very much to serve again. I will work hard to maintain our superb school system, keep taxes as low as possible, and protect open space and local habitat. My management experience as an executive at L.L. ...

  • The Universal Notebook: The case for Bernie Sanders

    As we look ahead to 2016 and Barack Obama’s exit from the stage, who can you imagine as the next president of the United States? I’m afraid when I survey the woods of wannabes I don’t see a lot of presidential timber. I voted for Hillary Clinton back in the 2008 Democrati...

  • Abby's Road: This is how the birthday cake crumbles

    Thanks to a recent birthday, I am now closer to 40 than to 30. I joked with people that I was actually turning twenty-something. I don’t like getting older. I do like birthdays, though. I now recognize them as historical reference points. They are the signposts by which I can chart m...

  • Forum: Has Portland jumped the shark?

    It's no secret that Maine has been discovered by the editors of just about every conceivable tourist and lifestyle magazine. The Pine Tree State has been recognized as a top place to raise a family, to retire, and of course, to vacation. (Forbes thinks we come up short when it comes to tho...

  • Short Relief: The rest of the DHHS story

    I recently heard Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew speak. Her department administers many of our state's biggest benefit programs, including Mainecare (or Medicaid), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP, formerly food stamps), Temporary Assistance to Needy ...

  • Letter: Elect Han to Falmouth School Board

    I am writing in support of Cindy Han for the Falmouth School Board. I have known Cindy for the past six years and believe she would be a tremendous addition to the board. With three children who are in or have gone through the school system, she understands the challenges associated with balancin...

  • Letter: Patient should control end-of-life decision

    I am a terminally ill cancer patient; the perfect example of someone who could benefit from the passing of LD 1270, "An Act Regarding Patient-Directed Care at End of Life." Believe me, I am in no hurry to die (I am only 55), but there is no cure for my metastatic colon cancer. It would give me gr...

  • 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...