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  • Letter: Martin's Point plan will increase local traffic

    I am concerned by the Martin’s Point proposal for the development of the Hamlin School property on Route 77, at the intersection with Sawyer Street, in South Portland. My daughter attends preschool at Casco Bay Montessori School on the corner of Parrot Street and Route 77. We often walk to ...

  • Capitol Notebook: No more help for immigrants? No more 'phantom ballots'?

    Lewiston Mayor Robert McDonald surprised some observers at a legislative hearing last week with a comment he made about Somali residents in his city. The combative mayor has in the past been critical of the influx of Somali refugees who have settled in Lewiston. But at the hearing, ...

  • The View From Away: A lawyer, a comic and a comedy writer walk into the past ...

    Rationally, I never had a chance as a stand-up. It’s simple common sense. If you hate being recognized or touched or complimented, and I did, you probably shouldn’t be trying to get famous. Fortunately, I thought my love for the art would trump all that, paving the way for 10...

  • Global Matters: Maine fails the business investment multiple-choice test

    Imagine that you are about to make a major purchase. You’re considering several different brands. Sales teams from the manufacturers have called on you. They’ve left you with literature describing their products and their companies. Each has tried to convince you that investing...

  • Letter: Brunswick opposition delays Downeaster service

    Patrick Rael’s letter attacking the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, its board of directors and its capable executive director is filled with misinformation. He intimates that only in April did NNEPRA propose a layover facility. Wrong. The layover facility has been ...

  • Letter: Save Falmouth's water views

    Falmouth is an unique place to live since it has both a coastal community and a lakefront community on Highland Lake. Residents and visitors are drawn to these areas because they have something in common: they enjoy the water and their beautiful views. You should take notice because the Falmout...

  • Letter: What's unsaid about OccupyMaine, welfare fraud

    My comment plays to Edgar Allen Beem's recent Universal Notebook commentary of our governor's proposal to drug test welfare recipients. No doubt Gov. LePage received another anonymous letter. (I suppose it sounds better then hearing voices.) But it also feeds into other newspapers' recent arti... 1

  • Forecaster Forum: Metro's Flyer bus is a failure in Falmouth

    Facts are stubborn things and the facts associated with Metro service in Falmouth differ greatly from the feelings proponents have for the bus. Proponents see the Falmouth Flyer as a social service, an environmental contribution and an economic investment in Falmouth’s future. For so... 1

  • Letter: Spending 'Thinksgiving' with the Beems

    Should Edgar Allen Beem ultimately support fiscal realities or will he buckle to family, guilt-driven priorities with an $80, well-adjusted, semi-range fowl. Will collective conscience demand a leathery piece of natural meat tracing its life from happy egg to contented brush to dinner plate, rath... 1

  • Forecaster Forum: Benefits of Falmouth Flyer well worth the cost

    After seven years plying the Route 1 corridor, the Falmouth Flyer has proved the value of bus service that connects Falmouth to Portland, Westbrook and beyond. Its benefits are multi-fold. It is a vital tool for Falmouth’s economic development today and in the future, providin...