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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Semi-happy birthday to me

    Today is my birthday and I’m only feeling semi-happy. Despite more than a few cards, and cakes of various sizes and flavors from family, friends and well-wishers, I’m just not that connected to the event of my birth from more than half a century ago. I was born in a year...

  • Short Relief: In LePage v. the Legislature, don't count the governor out

    There is some merit to the governor's positions on whether asylum seekers should get General Assistance and whether he vetoed the Legislature's bill authorizing it. The problem is the governor doesn't explain his positions well, the media isn't inclined to help him, and any merit to his po...

  • 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...

  • Letter: OccupyMaine doesn't represent the 98%

    Just picked up the Portland edition. I can't tell you how totally disgusted I am seeing a picture of this so-called American burning the flag in Lincoln Park. Just where did these people get their brains, at the school of Numb-R-Us? Harry Brown states "(The flag) no longer stands for what ...