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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: Colleague backs Gideon in House primary

    I have the privilege of serving with Sara Gideon on the Freeport Town Council.  Sara is a true leader. I’ve been impressed with Sara’s energy and can-do spirit, as well as how hard she works.  She is committed to this place and its people, welcoming new ideas and list...

  • Letter: Mahoney for Falmouth Town Council

    l write to support Sean Mahoney for one of the seats on the Falmouth Town Council. As a long-time resident of Falmouth, I have witnessed first-hand Falmouth’s growth and the changes that have come with it, particularly along Route 1. It is my understanding that we are at another moment when...

  • Letter: South Portland councilor notes correction

    An article last week stated that I wanted to see an increase in the school budget of 1.1 percent or 1.2 percent for the schools. While I did ask the School Board to continue working and try to decrease the budget a bit more, I did not come close to asking for this amount as suggested. It was Co...

  • Letter: Support Land for Maine's Future bond

    Over the past 20 years, Land for Maine's Future has bought and preserved thousands of acres of land, on rivers, lakes, islands and in most communities, to use for just what it says: “Land for Maine’s Future.” There is no more money. A bond issue ...

  • Letter: Praise for Cumberland lawmaker's position

    I am writing to thank Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, for recognizing that the minority report to LD 1810, the regulatory “takings” bill in the Legislature, rightly deserved to be in the minority and was not a good public policy solution to the question of how to improve M...

  • The Universal Notebook: Mitt Romney, president of Corporate America

    We expect differences of opinion from presidential opponents, but the 2012 election is shaping up to be the clearest delineation of the political divide in America since the Civil War. It’s not so much Republican versus Democrat as it is corporations versus citizens. And Willard Mitt Romney... 16

  • The View From Away: It's all about getting theah from heah

    Being from away is unsettling sometimes, as if real Mainers are sharing a wonderful inside joke that I can never be in on. However, I recently saw a ray of hope for assimilation in my lifetime. It was during a recent talk to a group at Highland Green in Topsham, a community for active seni...

  • Short Relief: Your health should be your business, not the government's

    Last month, I drove down to New York to have dinner with my mother for her birthday. We went to her friend Laura Maioglio’s family restaurant, Barbetta. It’s in the theater district. The place is elegantly decorated with antiques from Piemonte, staffed with friendly and attentive wait... 4