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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Maine risks being the HoJo's of states

    Two weeks ago I left Maine with my family for an extended visit to Hawaii – my adopted second birthplace. I was born just a few days before Hawaii became our 50th state in 1959; that and my love of surfing are two of my many justifications for visiting this tropical paradise more than 20 ti...

  • The Universal Notebook: Those who can, teach

    Nancie Atwell, founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb, has received the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, the $1 million award that is being called the Nobel Prize of Teaching. Maine should be proud that a teacher being held up as one of the best in the world is f...

  • Letter: Care Net appreciates support of businesses

    I am writing to thank the local businesses who gave their support to Care Net of Mid-Coast Maine's annual fundraising banquet on Nov. 20. Located in Brunswick, Care Net serves ten area towns including Bath, Bowdoin, Freeport, Lisbon, Richmond, and Topsham. Care Net is a pregnancy care cent...

  • Letter: Reclaimed pilings enhance the look of Portland-Falmouth bridge

    I often bicycle across the Martin's Point Bridge, and have been struck by the beauty of the pilings on the western side. I find them so evocative of the area's maritime heritage, much as the abandoned ships near the Route 1 bridge out of Wiscasset had been. Recently, I have taken to asking others...

  • Letter: Falmouth should ban plastic shopping bags

    I fully support a ban on plastic bags that are used to carry items out of Falmouth's stores. As a compromise to make this ban more palatable to Falmouth's businesses and to encourage reusable bags, I suggest a small paper bag fee such as 5 cents, which the merchant could keep. Plastic bags...

  • Letter: Maine voters got it right on Nov. 4.

    I don't think that Mainers feel insulted or abused except by liberals. Maine had the highest percent of registered voters who voted this November, showing their interest was high. I think Mainers do want less government. I think Mainers understand that to have a more perfect union, justice, domes...

  • Letter: Yarmouth town councilor knows value of communication

    Thank you to the Yarmouth Town Council and, more specifically, Counselor Andrew Kittredge, on increasing the communication being distributed to residents. The use of social media is a fantastic vehicle for getting information out to the public to invite participation with those issues and decisio...

  • Letter: Did Brunswick officials violate their own policy?

    After reading the Oct. 31 issue, I am finding difficulty in understanding the “concern” of Brunswickk's town councilors. An article states “since the policy was enacted in 1995, town managers have allowed employees, on a largely informal basis, to collect extra vacation time.&rd...

  • Letter: Yarmouth's character at risk if Route 1 bridge comes down

    By year’s end, the Yarmouth Town Council will decide the fate of the Route 1 bridge that crosses Main Street. The bridge serves to separate traffic between these roads, while preserving the continuity of both streets. This has created a diversity of character in the physical environment, an...

  • Letter: Headline lacked sympathy for Falmouth family

    I was disappointed to see the front-page headline regarding a Falmouth house fire in the Nov. 20 Northern edition ("Police suspect bath salts ...