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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: Protect the birds, bees; control your cats

    Thank you for good coverage of social and environmental issues. Let me bring up a new one. Many of us are not aware of problems caused by pet cats roaming freely. Dogs, at least in Bath, are not allowed to do that. But dogs do not prey on wild birds, which are already in trouble. Birds eat harmfu...

  • Letter: A plea for Falmouth's older citizens

    Don't you think the time has come for Falmouth to think about helping its senior citizens, who try hard to live on a fixed income, by not raising their taxes? It's hard enough to make it on a daily basis, with all the increases in food, fuel, utilities, etc. Why does the School Board have to incr...

  • No Sugar Added: 90 is the new 50

    Much in the way December is synonymous with Christmas, for me, March means one thing: birthdays. Parents, grandparents, spouses, family and friends. Alive. Dead. It matters not. It’s a hotbed of birthday activity and memories.

  • Letter: Limbaugh goes beyond freedom of speech

    When most women have sex, it’s with men. So when I hear Rush Limbaugh's misogynistic rants, I wonder why only women get bashed. And something else: when most people leave rehab, they can see beyond their wanting to be funny and turn instead toward character work, peo... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: The King who would be senator

    The first thing I did When U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe announced she would not seek re-election is send a common e-mail to former Gov. Angus King and U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree to say, “I sure hope the two of you don't split the vote and let a Republican slip into office with 30-odd percent ... 10

  • Letter: Junk history and extremism

    A stunningly inaccurate letter recently suggested that the Hitler and Mussolini regimes were leftists, somehow lumping them together with Russia and China. That claim shows a shocking indifference to historical facts. If Hitler and Mussolini had been any further to the r... 1

  • Letter: Americans should understand government types

    Let's make sure people don't get misinformed about left vs. right wing governments, as was posted in the "Letters to the Editor" last week. Just because a governmental leader wears a uniform does not make him a "right winger." Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Mussolini all wore military uniforms and they ... 2

  • 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 ...