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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: Gideon in Freeport Democratic primary

    I am writing in support of Sara Gideon for state representative. I am a college student at the University of Maine, and I plan to make a life here. I have known Sara and her family for nine years. Sara shows a genuine interest in the health and happiness of the people she meets, as well as t...

  • Letter: Dench, Anderson for Falmouth council

    Thank you to Councilors Will Armitage and Fred Chase for their greatly appreciated service on the Town Council. I am writing to endorse Bryan Dench and Russ Anderson as persons who would fill those seats with the same commitment to Falmouth’s present and future prosperity. Both candidates s...

  • Letter: Anderson for Falmouth town councilor

    I urge my fellow Falmouth citizens to vote for Russ Anderson for Town Council.  Falmouth needs councilors who are passionate about further strengthening our great community, business savvy with a leadership track record, fiscally conservative, socially progressive and fair-minded, and...

  • Letter: Freeport should support Norton

    I am writing to endorse Patrick Norton to represent Freeport in the Maine House. I've known Pat for nearly 10 years through our connection with the doctoral program in public policy at the Muskie School at USM and he is a man of great integrity and insight. Pat was born in Maine, has lived in Fre...

  • Letter: Help Maine postal workers fight hunger

    Once again, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service are hosting Stamp Out Hunger, the nation’s largest single-day food drive. AARP and AARP Foundation will sponsor this amazing opportunity. Together, we can make a big difference by donating non-perishable foo...

  • Letter: Put aside ideology in Falmouth elections

    In six weeks there will be an election to select two new members of the Falmouth Town Council, an incumbent and open seat on the School Board, and approval of the school budget. We have very capable people running for these positions, and the school budget has been discussed and analyzed in open ...

  • Letter: Porter for School Board in Cumberland

    I write to enthusiastically support Jeff Porter for the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors. A lifelong Cumberland resident and father of five Greely students, Jeff served 12 years on Cumberland’s Town Council, three as chairman. He’s also put in countless hours coach...

  • Letter: Consider Brunswick's other neighborhood school

    We live and work in Brunswick, and we know that the strength of a community comes from many areas. Schools are most important. We support high-quality schools and stand in solidarity with other like-minded parents. We want these blessings extended to all children in Brunswick. Our values led us t...