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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: Freeport, Pownal Dems should back Sachs

    I am writing to endorse Melanie Sachs of Freeport in the Democratic primary for House District 106 in Freeport and Pownal. Knowing Melanie on a personal and professional level as a Girl Scout Troop leader, she has my full support. Melanie is a natural leader who has enriched our community with he...

  • Letter: Dench for Falmouth Town Council

    I am writing to urge my Falmouth neighbors to support Bryan Dench for the Town Council on June 12.  Bryan's many years of legal service to schools, cities, and towns have prepared him well for public service in our community.  We need councilors who are fiscally prudent while suppo...

  • Letter: Voters should approve SAD 51 budget

    As residents of Cumberland and North Yarmouth prepare to vote on the SAD 51 budget, it is important to understand what the budget contains, and why a 5.1 percent increase is appropriate. It is significant that 4.15 percent of the total increase is necessary to simply open our schools next fall. W...

  • Letter: SAD 51 balances education costs

    The cost of education continues to increase the burden on the local taxpayer, largely because of decreased state and federal funding and growing numbers of mandates. As we watch our tax bill grow, it’s tempting to blame the local school districts for profligate spending. I was pleased and e...

  • Letter: Change can begin with King in Senate

    Many of us, from both sides of the aisle, are eager for the political winds to change. I believe change can begin with Angus King as our U.S. senator. I urge those who are new residents of this state, and those who now are our younger voters, to take the opportunity to listen to King’s mess...

  • Letter: Farber for Falmouth Town Council

    We are writing to express our enthusiastic support for Karen Farber’s candidacy for Falmouth Town Council. We have known Karen for over 10 years and have always been impressed by her thoughtful approach to a wide variety of issues.  While serving on the School Board, she w...

  • Letter: Falmouth trend threatens community

    Is Falmouth’s community becoming extinct? After attending the budget hearing I truly believe so. There were only a handful participating. The town is now broken into several subset communities and one of the largest is the school community. This community largely made up of short-ter...

  • Early deadline for election letters

    The deadline to submit Letters to the Editor about issues or candidates in the June 12 election is noon, Friday, May 25 – three days earlier than usual – because of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28. Letters that endorse candidates are limited to 150 words; the li...