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  • Capitol Notebook: Trying to break Maine’s bottle bill

    A few weeks ago, several middle-school students holding a bottle drive arrived at my doorstep to raise money for their sports team. Fortunately, I had a full bag to give them. Bottle drives, redemption centers, and the bottles that are left out on trash pickup night for folks to take and r...

  • The Universal Notebook: A Portland Museum of Art Biennial beef

    The Portland Museum of Art Biennial has become an important exhibition of new Maine art. This year it will be held from Oct. 8 to Jan. 3, 2016, but it is already generating controversy because of the way the artists were selected. The exhibition is underwritten by a bequest from the estate...

  • Letter: Maine GOP chairman made the wrong call

    It is an absolute outrage that the Maine State GOP thinks that with only 83 percent of Maine's votes for the 2012 Presidential Preference Poll, that they can discredit the potential votes of 7,000 members of their party, especially with only 194 votes between first and second place. It is even m...

  • Letter: Frank's column sets standard for political opinion

    I haven’t voted for a Republican in at least two decades, and that’s very unlikely to change this November. But that said, I feel compelled to comment how impressed I am with columnist Halsey Frank’s writing, and specifically with how well he expresses his ideas. It&rsquo...

  • Letter: Keep residential areas commerce-free in Freeport

    The Save Our Neighborhoods Coalition in Freeport is not opposed to Seacoast United’s indoor soccer arena being built in a suitable part of town, but we do oppose changing the zoning of a rural residential neighborhood to accommodate the building in its midst. This huge building for a pay-f...

  • Letter: Beem column inspires a bumper sticker

    I just saw Edgar Allen Beem’s piece in The Forecaster ("The Universal Notebook: Just say no to growth") and wanted to mention a bumper sticker, “Question Growth&r...

  • Letter: OccupyMaine doesn't represent the 98%

    Just picked up the Portland edition. I can't tell you how totally disgusted I am seeing a picture of this so-called American burning the flag in Lincoln Park. Just where did these people get their brains, at the school of Numb-R-Us? Harry Brown states "(The flag) no longer stands for what ...

  • Letter: Beem column is right about growth

    How refreshing to read a column in a local newspaper that speaks to the end of growth ("The Universal Notebook: Just say no to growth"). It is my belief that if the public w...

  • Short Relief: Romney for president

    I happened to be in Columbia, S.C., the week before the Republican primary. It was 70 degrees and sunny at noon. I ate all my favorite southern comfort foods: mustard-based barbecue, chicken gumbo, collard greens, grits with shrimp gravy, dirty rice and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. In the loc... 2

  • Letter: Thanks for Casco's safe return

    As many people are aware, I was involved in a serious automobile accident on the evening of Jan. 16 in Falmouth. My two Chesapeake Bay retrievers were kenneled and strapped down securely in the back bed of my truck. Because of the severity of the accident, one kennel was ejected from my truck. I ...