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  • Letter: Cumberland officials behaving badly

    It is with great disappointment and in such poor taste I found the behavior of the Cumberland Town Council and town manager at last week’s meeting. State Rep. Michael Timmons, R-Cumberland, came at the invitation of the council to report on his change of vote on Land for Maine’...

  • The Right View: Maine, the way road rage should be

    Forgive my departure this week from the blood bath that is politics, but we live in an amazing place, and amazing places inspire amazing people. Maine is host to a myriad of road races, many of which raise astronomical amounts of money for exceptionally worthy causes. I’ve participat...

  • Letter: Yarmouth will miss Vogel, Sultan

    I just wanted to write to you and let you know that I was extremely pleased to see the charming article about Officer Mike Vogel and his K...

  • Letter: Don't change Freeport's landscape

    A fact sheet on the Seacoast United soccer project is posted on Freeport’s website. It contains misleading information. It appears that the purpose of this document is to somehow substantiate that granting a request from a commercial developer for an amendment to zoning laws that protect o...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage, Bowen let down public schools

    The LePage administration’s education agenda, it should come as no surprise to anyone, comes straight out of the ultra-conservative American Legislative Exchange Council playbook, by way of the ultra-conservative Maine Heritage Policy Center, by way of the ultra-conservative Commissioner of... 9

  • Letter: Count on folks in Freeport, Pownal

    Since December, we have witnessed the generosity of Freeport and Pownal citizens on repeated occasions. Celebrating Freeport Community Services’ (FCS) mission of neighbor helping neighbor, an increasing number of people have contributed record donations through FCS’s White Nights Fun...

  • Forecaster Forum: Brunswick School Dept. fails to plan, plans for bailout

    The Brunswick School Department is in full five-alarm posture over the budget for the coming school year. A full three months before town budget hearings begin, they’re knocking on doors, sending out emails, scheduling public meetings, and otherwise doing everything they can to convi... 9

  • The View From Away: This limited-edition, one-of-a-kind beer is for you, Maine

    One of the many reasons I love Maine is it hasn’t been completely taken over by the mass culture/franchise system. Los Angeles has some good qualities, but the constant barrage of slick consumerism wears you down. Sure, there are still successful unique small businesses, but you hav...

  • Letter: Zoning request is a bad deal for Freeport

    Freeport’s Town Council should deny Seacoast United’s new zoning change request. This latest effort to pave the way for the construction of a 62,000-square-foot building is just an effort to get around the planning board’s November ruling that such a building and business don&rs...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Grant opens a world of possibilities for Portland schools

    It’s hard to keep a secret, especially one with great news for the thousands of young people who attend Portland’s public high schools. But that’s what I had to do for two, long months. We got word in mid-December that the Nellie Mae Education Foundation had awarded a mu...