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  • Letter: Cumberland officials behaving badly

    It is with great disappointment and in such poor taste I found the behavior of the Cumberland Town Council and town manager at last week’s meeting. State Rep. Michael Timmons, R-Cumberland, came at the invitation of the council to report on his change of vote on Land for Maine’...

  • The Right View: Maine, the way road rage should be

    Forgive my departure this week from the blood bath that is politics, but we live in an amazing place, and amazing places inspire amazing people. Maine is host to a myriad of road races, many of which raise astronomical amounts of money for exceptionally worthy causes. I’ve participat...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The ugly truth behind beauty pageants

    Steve Woods is from away, but fully here now, living in Yarmouth, working in Falmouth, traveling the world, and trying his best. His column appears every other week. He can also be heard each Saturday at 11 a.m. on WLOB-AM 1310.

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith needs a history lesson

    Julia McDonald-Smith is long on opinion, short on substance. "An Independence Day gift from the pulpit" (The Right View, July 6) cites a priest's homily, which, save for faulting the abortion of "3,000 innocent lives per day," otherwise, from McDonald-Smith's summary, appears to merely reh...

  • Letter: Land trust will be vigilant on Cumberland property

    In the ongoing conversation about the Payson/Broad Cove property in Cumberland, it’s important to remember three important points. First, unlike all other conservation easements the Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust holds, the easement written by Marion Payson and her lawyer allo...

  • The Universal Notebook: The life-changing magic of making a mess

    One of my daughters is reading and mastering the rituals of "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," by Marie Kondo, a book that has spent 35 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list and sold 2 million copies worldwide. I could have wri...

  • Abby's Road: Serena Williams aces the part of role model

    Dear Serena, A few months ago, my daughter asked my husband and me why women are not allowed to be president of the United States. She was 6 at the time. We responded with a question of our own: What in the world led her to that conclusion? Her answer was matter-of-fact: We had just...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Portland schools on a path of continued success

    After three years as superintendent of the Portland Public Schools, I’m headed “home” to Kentucky to lead the 40,000-student Fayette County Public Schools. I consider Kentucky home because I have a personal connection to the state. My grandfather moved there in search of ...

  • Letter: Columnist wrong about history, religious freedom

    How can 250 words address the sanitized, wishful, Christianized, primary-school version of America presented by July McDonald-Smith ("An Indepen...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith can't tolerate religious freedom

    I wonder why Julie McDonald-Smith is so intent on insisting that our country is a Christian nation ("An Independence Day gift from the pulpit,"