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  • The Universal Notebook: Socialism and the Pledge of Allegiance

    South Portland High School students Lily SanGiovanni, Morrigan Turner and Gaby Ferrell are to be congratulated for their efforts to defend American freedom. The students have drawn criticism in some quarters for asking that students be informed that they should only recite the Pledge of Allegianc...

  • The Right View: Welfare fraud is a fact Maine can't ignore

    One of my father’s favorite sayings was “don’t let me confuse you with the facts.” For all of the emoting, victim parading, and LePage bashing that is currently going on regarding the governor’s attempts at combating welfare fraud in Portland and beyond, all o...

  • No Sugar Added: The apple doesn't fall very far

    Recently, as I was taking one of my long and meandering beach walks, I found myself enshrouded in fog, and sooner than anticipated – darkness. As usual, I was barefoot (my favorite state of being, although not with the “and pregnant” part attached). As I headed back in th...

  • Letter: Re-elect Migliaccio in Freeport

    As I review the literature recently received for the election of town councilors in Freeport District 3, I am encouraged by the fact that we have an opportunity to re-elect a community leader like Joe Migliaccio. Joe’s experience through his many volunteer hours in the community and on loca...

  • Letter: Scarborough rep sees problem where none exists

    Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, continues to push her and her fellow Republicans' solution to a nonexistent problem. As (Republican) Secretary of State Charlie Summers recently confirmed, there is simply no evidence of statistically significant voter fraud occurring as a result of Maine's decades-...

  • Letter: Watson for Brunswick Town Council

    I really hope the citizens of Brunswick give Byron Watson a chance at the Town Council. He's an educated man who will not tolerate the shortcomings that we currently see in local government. He'll work hard to repair and restore the community's faith in the local government. Byron is not...

  • Letter: New Scarborough school is the wise choice

    Building a new Wentworth School in Scarborough is a matter of spending wisely once, or spending inefficiently multiple times. The existing Wentworth costs us every year with Band-Aid solutions for a building that ultimately needs to be replaced. The building is not meeting current standar...

  • Letter: Cumberland County candidate opposes bond issue

    I intend to vote no on the Cumberland County Civic Center bond question on Nov. 8. As a former county Budget Committee member, I have read the studies and have been given the “backstage tour” at the center. Although I believe the proposal and plans are responsibly designed, I do not ...

  • Letter: Falmouth Marine Patrol deserves thanks

    Michael Doyle’s rant against the use of the Falmouth Marine Patrol boat is tiring. The boat and personnel attended the Harpswell and Portland lobster boat races under a mutual aid pact that has existed in Maine since the very beginning of time, known as public safety, AKA: help your neighb... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth Food Pantry relies on community

    Thank you for your compelling story about the Falmouth Food Pantry, which serves 268 families (a 60 percent increase in just the past year), at a time when corporate food donations are declining. The other part of the story is how Falmouth’s residents and many local businesses have “...