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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The flag isn't South Carolina's only problem

    There is an old Scottish proverb with more than a little Biblical linkage: “Confession is good for the soul.” Always aspiring to provide goodness to the soul (mine or to others) I go forth today with a timely and topical deep-fried confession. For many years now I’ve held...

  • Capitol Notebook: Country finds grace, LePage faces a fall from it

    Friday, June 26, dawned like many recent June days; gray clouds hung in, and an unexpected rain had dampened the ground over the night. When that day ended, the world had shifted, moved by two stunning events. The United States Supreme Court affirmed that same-sex marriage is legal ...

  • Letter: Harpswell lucky to have new leader caring for roads

    The selectmen running for office at the meeting March 10 in Harpswell have voiced opinions of the winter road conditions. In January, the crew leader resigned and Chuck Leonard was offered the position. It was at this point that the roads of Harpswell were now in the hands of someone that ...

  • Letter: South Portland officials out of touch with residents

    A $4 million  oversight for the new high school, wow, that is surprising. Maybe we can make up the shortfall by fining residents for not recycling at $250 a pop, should be no problem. It’s also hard to see the color difference in the cans because the city saved so much money on taking ...

  • Letter: Beem exists in an 'alternate universe'

    We discover yet another galaxy in Edgar Allen Beem's alternate universe thanks to his latest column. Anthony Kennedy a "conservative activ... 1

  • Letter: Engage in Falmouth water view discussion

    Creating a water overlay district is the correct first step for the Falmouth Town Council in its efforts to provide clarity around water view protection and to clean up the unintended consequences of the 2006 amendment to the zoning ordinance. The 2006 amendment currently forces those with noncon...

  • Letter: Beem promotes 'socialist agenda'

    Have you noticed how our local liberal, Edgar Allen Beem, always denigrates those of opposite political views with the most vicious personal characterizations? Michele Bachman becomes the "Mad-woman of Minnesota," Cain becomes "Herman the Horny," "Newt the Transformer" and Ron Paul has "holes in ... 1

  • The View From Away: Living with ADD (theirs, not mine)

    Drove down to Massachusetts a couple of weeks ago to have lunch with our son. Bobby came in from Chicago to see his girlfriend. Not us, his blood, the people who gave him life. Oh, no. The GF, and her family. Yeah. He’ll stay with them, no problem. Because that’s where ... she ... is....

  • The Universal Notebook: Old age, old Maine

    In recent months I have spent a great deal of time at Maine Medical Center and Brentwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, not to mention the offices of primary care physicians and various specialists, as we do our best to stay on top of my elderly parents’ various health issues. Th... 2

  • Short Relief: She's no party animal, but Snowe will be missed

    I was surprised by U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe’s announcement she would not seek re-election. I heard the rumor last year that she might not seek a fourth term. But when she declared, I figured she was all in, and I was with her. I made a modest contribution and attended a fundraiser in ...