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  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s make a deal, Mr. Cutler

    Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler got a bit of a boost last week when independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed him. Sen. King and Mr. Cutler seem to share the belief that only an independent can break through partisan gridlock to get things done. The only trouble with that ...

  • Abby's Road: After a Trapper Keeper snaps shut, it never lets go

    The iconic portrait of my life features me at the tender age of 7. It can be attributed to my mother, who snapped it on whatever predated the disposable camera. At least one of my sisters was likely hugging her knee at the time. In the calm second my mother’s pointer finger was able ...

  • Letter: Beem 'on target' about LePage, mural

    Edgar Allen Beem's column "Reign of error in LePage's state of me" is right on target. Gov. Paul Lepage has no right to take down public art because he doesn't like it. There is a legal process to remove public art that is deemed not suitable. It was just done in Portland concerning a sculpture t... 1

  • Letter: Beem bares society's problems

    Not only are Edgar Allen Beem's insights the most culturally literate published in Maine, but they demonstrate a capacity for articulating the most broad understanding of our desperate socio-economic situation at the hands of the international corporate commissariat. It is ironic that those who c... 2

  • The Universal Notebook: Reign of error in LePage's state of me

    Of all the things there are to be upset about when it comes to Gov. Paul LePage’s notorious order removing the Maine labor history mural from the Department of Labor, the thing that bothers me most is the state’s sick argument that taking down the mural is an act of constitutionally p... 48

  • Letter: South Portland leaves dog owners holding the bag

    The South Portland Dog Owners Group has been informed that, due to budget constraints, the city is likely to discontinue supplying dog waste bags at our parks and beaches in the next few weeks. Our group spoke out against this budget cut when it was first proposed last fall and we continue to opp...

  • Letter: Vote for Dill in Senate District 7

    Please join me in voting for Rep. Cynthia Dill for the state Senate District 7 seat recently vacated by Sen. Larry Bliss. Cynthia is in her third term in the House of Representatives and has a keen understanding of the legislative process. She is willing and eager to tackle issues that face our...

  • No Sugar Added: It's still a Barbie world

    A couple of weeks ago, my lovely mother, Louise, arrived for a visit. She brought with her a newspaper, with the front page of Section D boasting a Technicolor photograph of a middle-aged woman with a jaw-length hairdo, wire-frame glasses, and a disturbingly startled look upon her face. Ap...

  • Letter: Beem sees pension crisis through smoke, mirrors

    As typical of every spendthrift liberal, Edgar Allen Beem wants to slay Chicken Little. He disconnects himself with fiscal sanity and tries to reinvent Economics 101. In this spirit he refuses to recognize the fiscal insanity of his liberal icons. Does he remember Sen. Kennedy's bleating that S... 5

  • Letter: LePage fails the humility litmus test

    Gov. LePage's contempt for much of the population that differs from his point of view, is at once alarming and quite disturbing. A litmus test for any public servant that wants to lead and serve the common good should be love and tolerance for others. What we have here in Maine, is a governor ...