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  • Policy Wonk: Thanks to LePage, Maine leaks revenue in 2 ways

    Gov. Paul LePage is nothing if not relentless in pursuit of a tea party fiscal agenda. He would directly cut state taxes (primarily for wealthy individuals and corporations) and indirectly give money to corporations by expanding and/or creating new tax expenditures, i.e., tax forgiveness, ...

  • Letter: Kitchel, Farber for Falmouth council

    With Town Council candidate Ned Kitchel we have an opportunity to bring back a member of the Falmouth community who once served in this important role, who understands the importance of listening carefully to all sides of an issue, who represents fairness, and who possesses keen common and busine...

  • Letter: Christianity doesn't exclude non-heterosexuals

    We object to the suggestion in a recent letter that a non-heterosexual identity is incompatible with Christianity. We have not heard that espoused at our church, North Yarmouth Congregational Church. The message we have received – one we believe entirely consistent with Christ’s teac... 1

  • Letter: Admiration for Portland school murals

    I was glad to see Emily Parkhurst's article on the Nathan Clifford School murals ("A new deal for art," Jan. 11). As a former Clifford student and as a parent of two Clifford studen...

  • The Universal Notebook: Too much information

    Last night my lovely wife Carolyn called her sister Janice in Tokyo. As I wandered out into the kitchen to get a snack during the Celtics game, there was Janice, having just gotten out of bed because it was already tomorrow in Japan, jabbering away on daughter Tess’ laptop. I caught a glimp... 2

  • The View From Away: I’m looking at the (old) man in the mirror

    You know that old man you’ve always hated at the bank? The one recounting every moment of his life to the teller while you stand behind him in line thinking, “Nobody cares if the mall used to be an orchard, Pops. Give the kid your rolls of pennies and beat it. I have to hit Hannafo...

  • Letter: South Portland councilors shouldn't get free insurance

    In August 1977 South Portland city councilors voted themselves health insurance at your expense. Every year since there has been a line item on the annual city budget to fund 100 percent of the cost of individual health insurance to each councilor, plus a portion of dependent insurance, if taken...

  • Letter: Falmouth must protect water views

    I would like to respond to your article several weeks ago about Falmouth proposing to change/eliminate ordinance 8.3(e), the "view" ordinance. The article told Councilor Chris Orestis' story of how he moved to a house in the Town Landing area, only to have the Zoning Board deny his request to ex...

  • Letter: More praise for Yarmouth officer

    I was touched to see the letter praising Officer Charles Perkins of the Yarmouth Police Department from Bill Gribbin and Lisa Wilson. I heartily agree with everything they wrote. If you ever called for emergency medical service in Yarmouth, you might know that Charlie was also a dedicated...

  • Letter: SAD 51 shows awareness, sensitivity

    It was with a degree of sadness that I read the letter from a School Administrative District 51 parent concerning a program presented to the student body at Greely High School. The program apparently addressed issues around the lifestyles of the gay, lesbian, transsexual population. If just one c...