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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: 'Bloated' SAD 51 budget should be rejected

    This is in reference to the April 19 article, "SAD 51 budget could raise taxes nearly 8 percent." If you are a property owner, are you happy about this? Do you believe an 8 percent tax increase is slightly more than unacceptable in this economic climate? SAD 51 Finance Director Scott Poulin, alon...

  • Letter: Scarborough athletes thank community for support

    The Scarborough girls' lacrosse team would like to thank the entire town of Scarborough for its generous support. We are looking forward to a great season with all of you behind us. Thank you again. Red Storm lacrosse

  • Letter: Lawsuit isn't helping South Portland

    Albert DiMillo needs to understand that his lawsuit is the reason South Portland taxpayer money is being spent to settle the health insurance benefit issue.  His lawsuit was totally unnecessary and challenged the City Council to take on the cost to defend itself. A ...

  • Letter: Gideon for House District 106

    I am writing in support of Sara Gideon for District 106 state representative. I have had the pleasure of working with Sara for the past two years on the Freeport Town Council.

  • Letter: Freeport Democrats should back Gideon

    When we moved to Freeport eight years ago, Sara Gideon became one of our family’s first friends, introducing us to the richness of the Freeport community. As a friend, I admire her deep character: She is generous, passionate, dependable, fair, and committed to her values. Sara knows peopl...

  • Letter: Ginn family responds to Cape Elizabeth complaints

    As the family of the recently deceased David B. Ginn of the Sea Barn Road rentals, we feel that we can no longer allow our neighbors and the media to defame our loved one's name and homestead. Over the last several months, the renting of our home has been under intense scrutiny by our neig...

  • Letter: Beem column provokes thought about violence

    Thank you, Edgar Allen Beem, for your thought-provoking column, "Stop watering the seeds of violence." Violence, in all its ...

  • The Universal Notebook: ALEC empowers the power crazy

    Those smart ALECs are still at it. Back on Nov. 11, 2011, I wrote about how Gov. Paul LePage’s administration was taking its agenda straight from the playbook of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative lobbying group closely allied with the ultraconservative Koch br... 1