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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: No Gathering Place without the churches

    May I offer a few comments relative to your article about The Gathering Place? First, and most significantly, the community ought to be m...

  • Letter: Family thanks those who tried to save pet

    To all the folks who stopped to help our beloved Rumor when he was hit on Route  88 on Valentine's Day, although he eventually succumbed, your quick collective thinking and actions, both at the scene and at the Falmouth Veterinary Hospital, gave him the best chance he could have had. We ap...

  • No Sugar Added: Where the babes are

    Men’s Health magazine recently released its March issue, and in it, declared our own fabulous Portland, Maine, No. 2 on its list of “where the babes are” – an assessment of 100 cities across the country, apparently offering a helpful tool for single men wondering where the... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: Ron Paul is America's crazy uncle

    As the Republican Party stumbles along on a debate-strewn course toward nominating yet another spoiled rich kid who feels entitled to be president, we have all been treated to the GOP’s carnival sideshow of hopeless hopefuls: Michele the Madwoman of Minnesota, Herman the Horny Pizza ... 81

  • Letter: Maine GOP chairman made the wrong call

    It is an absolute outrage that the Maine State GOP thinks that with only 83 percent of Maine's votes for the 2012 Presidential Preference Poll, that they can discredit the potential votes of 7,000 members of their party, especially with only 194 votes between first and second place. It is even m...

  • Letter: Frank's column sets standard for political opinion

    I haven’t voted for a Republican in at least two decades, and that’s very unlikely to change this November. But that said, I feel compelled to comment how impressed I am with columnist Halsey Frank’s writing, and specifically with how well he expresses his ideas. It&rsquo...

  • Letter: Keep residential areas commerce-free in Freeport

    The Save Our Neighborhoods Coalition in Freeport is not opposed to Seacoast United’s indoor soccer arena being built in a suitable part of town, but we do oppose changing the zoning of a rural residential neighborhood to accommodate the building in its midst. This huge building for a pay-f...

  • Letter: Beem column inspires a bumper sticker

    I just saw Edgar Allen Beem’s piece in The Forecaster ("The Universal Notebook: Just say no to growth") and wanted to mention a bumper sticker, “Question Growth&r...