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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: Choose Brunswick schools over lower taxes

    I am a retiree who has lived in Brunswick for the past 11 years. I live in a neighborhood of young families who have high regard for the education their children receive in Brunswick. A number of teachers also live in my neighborhood, teachers who are concerned about doing the best for their st...

  • Letter: King will be a champion for Maine

    Last week I attended the opening of Angus King’s U.S. Senate campaign headquarters. The energy and enthusiasm was absolutely awe inspiring. While Mainers can often be counted upon to select independent and thoughtful leaders, it is only once in a generation that we...

  • Letter: Brunswick budget priorities are misplaced

    First we heard that the police station in Brunswick was going to cost $7 million.  Now we hear the cost will be $5.5 million. How can the town of Brunswick justify spending this type of money on a police station during these economic times? I would much rather see our town spending money o...

  • Letter: Maine tax policy unfair to horticulture

    Despite numerous legislative efforts over the past 10-plus years (which have all had support by the Legislature), the Appropriations Committee has again refused to accommodate the inclusion of horticulture in the definition of agriculture within the Maine state sales tax code as part of the gover...

  • Letter: Falmouth school budget deserves support

    The 2013 Falmouth school budget is one the Town Council and the voters should support. The district has done an admirable job of reducing operating costs (which include a projected savings of $85,000 in middle school heating costs due to a new wood chip boiler there) and coping with the loss of f...

  • Letter: Tax policy for Web businesses is unfair

    Say what you will about Gov. LePage, but when it comes to his support of the Marketplace Fairness Act, he’s right on the money. For too long, small businesses like ours have endured a severe competitive disadvantage when it comes to tax policy. While we’re required to charge st... 1

  • Letter: Democrats should support Gideon

    I am writing in support of Sarah Gideon in her bid to be the Democratic nominee in House District 106 for the towns of Freeport and Pownal. Sara is presently on the Freeport Town Council and has shown her willingness to listen to all parties and try to find a solution that works best for all of...

  • Letter: Gideon for Freeport state representative

    Some of the best things about living in Freeport are the many relationships I have with neighbors, fellow parents, local business owners, and members of nonprofit organizations. These connections allow me to feel ...