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  • Letter: Cumberland officials behaving badly

    It is with great disappointment and in such poor taste I found the behavior of the Cumberland Town Council and town manager at last week’s meeting. State Rep. Michael Timmons, R-Cumberland, came at the invitation of the council to report on his change of vote on Land for Maine’...

  • The Right View: Maine, the way road rage should be

    Forgive my departure this week from the blood bath that is politics, but we live in an amazing place, and amazing places inspire amazing people. Maine is host to a myriad of road races, many of which raise astronomical amounts of money for exceptionally worthy causes. I’ve participat...

  • 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

  • Letter: Asylum-seekers create strain on Portland

    I was puzzled by the city manager stating that Portland taxpayers must deal with increased demand from indigent asylum seekers. Why? Tax-exempt religious organizations take people from poor and violent countries and bring them here because they have suffered trauma and abuse. This qualifie... 2

  • The Universal Notebook: Stop watering the seeds of violence

    Americans love violence. We love stock car races and their inevitable crashes. We love football and its inevitable big hits. We love hunting and hockey and fights, guns, murders, and wars. Of course, most of us don’t take part in this mayhem. We are just spectators, remote yet rivete... 7