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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...

  • The Right View: Numbers don't lie, but Democrats do

    The Democratic propaganda machine that continually spews the lie that Republicans are evil cretins is dead. I know, I think that’s funny, too. That lie should have died in the wee hours of Nov. 5, but of course it didn’t. It will most likely be resurrected with great vengeance,...

  • Policy Wonk: School district consolidation still a good idea

    A recent newspaper headline blared “Tax relief scarce in school consolidations.” The headline and story suggested that property tax relief was a primary purpose behind the school consolidation movement. But it wasn’t, and it shouldn’t be. Property tax relief ...

  • Letter: Scarborough write-in candidate doubts board's attention

    A heartfelt thank you to the 1,284 people who voted for me as a write-in candidate at the Scarborough Board of Education election. I am truly humbled to think that many people would take the time to wade through two ballots and write my name in. Write-in candidates rarely stand a chance of...

  • Letter: After the vote, time for reconciliation in Cumberland

    I am proud to live in America. Americans are able to peacefully talk about issues on the ballot, put up signs, try to persuade their friends and neighbors, and then vote in a free election. Now that Cumberland has voted on a couple of contentious issues – the Payson Property and the Ha...

  • Letter: Timmons thanks Gray, Cumberland voters

    I would like to thank Cumberland and Gray voters for electing me as your new state representative in House District 45. I will listen to your concerns, and issues that will impact our communities. I will do my best to keep open lines of communication. We have many serious matters coming before us...

  • Letter: Yarmouth has lost sight of pathway's purpose

    When I saw the construction start on Route 1 in Yarmouth, for the expansion of the Beth Condon Pathway, I was incredulous. I never imagined the Town Council would lose sight of the reason for the pathway. Following Beth's accident, our community responded in a very appropriate manner. We made eve...

  • Letter: Cumberland's Denno grateful for support

    I want to thank the voters of House District 45 for taking me just 17 votes from victory (out of almost 5,000 cast) against overwhelming political headwinds. Thank you, Cumberland voters, for giving me a win in my hometown. Unfortunately, the margin wasn’t enough to overcome my short...

  • Letter: Fundraising up next after Falmouth library vote

    On behalf of the trustees and staff of Falmouth Memorial Library, I would like to thank the voters in Falmouth for resoundingly supporting the library expansion referendum. The vote demonstrates the important role the library plays in our community. Library trustees are excited about embar...