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  • Policy Wonk: Thanks to LePage, Maine leaks revenue in 2 ways

    Gov. Paul LePage is nothing if not relentless in pursuit of a tea party fiscal agenda. He would directly cut state taxes (primarily for wealthy individuals and corporations) and indirectly give money to corporations by expanding and/or creating new tax expenditures, i.e., tax forgiveness, ...

  • Letter: Kitchel, Farber for Falmouth council

    With Town Council candidate Ned Kitchel we have an opportunity to bring back a member of the Falmouth community who once served in this important role, who understands the importance of listening carefully to all sides of an issue, who represents fairness, and who possesses keen common and busine...

  • Letter: Quiet zones will have consequences

    The proponents of the no-whistle trains point out how safe the railway crossings are going to be with the installation of the special barriers and lights and gates (some of it, I imagine, at taxpayer expense). So now, we have about 50 feet of track, that is very safe. They make no mention however... 1

  • Letter: Disagreeing with Beem on tar-sands oil

    I heartily disagree with Edgar Allen Beem in his essay against the extraction of oil from tar sands in Alberta and the pipeline to bring it to Texas. Until the time we can rely on wind power, sun power, natural gas and other sources, this country needs a reliable source of oil to heat and light o... 1

  • Letter: Please don't feed the ducks

    I am writing because I would like to publicize the issue of feeding ducks. I know it is a fun way to spend time with your family, and its great to sit and watch the pond. I know people think they are helping by feeding the ducks, but you are really not. Feeding ducks can cause duck malnutrition, ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Maybe they should call it Black & Blue Friday

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The holiday shopping season is inevitable and unavoidable; some call it "the most wonderful time of the year." But those of us who work in retail would probably not agree. It is a time that those of us behind the cash registers both relish and dread; a time wh...

  • The Universal Notebook: Occupy the Republican Party

    The stunning failure of the congressional supercommittee to agree upon how to reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion was entirely a function of the unwillingness of Republicans to compromise. Democrats tried to protect social programs serving the poor, the disabled, the elderly and wo... 21

  • 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 ...