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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Less small talk, more medium and large

    Humans are social animals and as such we enjoy connectivity through common activities and conversation. A high percentage of these engagements fall within the mind-numbing category of inane or insipid small talk. While “small talk” is generally well-intended, serving a benign f...

  • The Universal Notebook: The kids will be all right

    I was a fairly permissive parent. My parenting philosophy has always been that if you treat your children respectfully as equals, they will grow up to be normal, well-adjusted adults. So when our girls were young, I tended to let them do what they wanted as long as it wasn’t likely t...

  • Letter: Don't take Maine's beauty for granted

    There’s an ocean in our back yard. At any time during the day, we can see boats sailing past our windows as nonchalantly as other people observe cars passing by on the street. We’ve lived here three years now and we’re still enthralled by what we see every day. Large ships, smal...

  • Letter: Big on 'Joe Mig' in South Freeport

    It seems like a constant war in Freeport between those who always want more from local government and those who want to maintain a balance between services and property tax affordability. Many residents of South Freeport appreciate Joe Migliaccio's ongoing effort to counter costly and indu...

  • Letter: Egan for Freeport Town Council

    We urge our friends and neighbors in Freeport to get to know Kristina Egan and to support her for Town Council in District 3. Kristina’s skills and experience will benefit the town. Her resume and background are impressive, but it is her attitude and her willingness to do the hard work that...

  • Letter: Question 2 is all about jobs

    We have two companies in Ocean Properties and Scarborough Downs that are ready to invest $120 million into a state-of-the-art entertainment complex in Biddeford. These companies already employ more than 1,000 Mainers, and they would employ hundreds more if we approve the Biddeford Downs racino by...

  • Letter: Experts disagree with smart meter proponent

    The letter from a Scarborough citizen deeming Edgar Allen Beem's column about the effects of smart meters as wrong is just plain misinformed. His example of putting a person in a room, while in another room transmitting at random times and challenging that "sensitive" person to feel the transmis...

  • Letter: Vote yes on 2 for Maine's horsemen

    I’ve been training and driving standardbred horses on racetracks for 25 years. It’s what I love best, and it’s pretty much all I know. If I have a choice, I’ll continue working with horses for as long as I can. There are plenty of others within the harness racing industry ...

  • Letter: Brennan for Portland mayor

    Portland has the opportunity to select an individual from a large number of impressive applicants to fill the job of mayor. Not just a ceremonial position, but one of primary importance in emerging from a recession, and building from there. We are optimistic about our future, given the t...

  • Letter: Portland should close Franklin St. gates

    Every Portland city councilor has either heard or read my continued (going back over six years) complaints concerning the gate openings allowing the unsafe and illegal crossing of Franklin Street. Are the future plans for this area going to continue to allow this dangerous situation to go unaddr...