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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...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Portland school cafeteria waste doesn't go to waste

    Even small acts can have a big impact. Last fall, students at three of Portland’s public schools began discarding their breakfast and lunch leftovers in a new way. Instead of dumping food, drinks, tin foil, plastic bottles, cardboard and napkins into the trash, they began separating...

  • Letter: Freeport soccer proposal serves greater good

    It has been my experience that no matter what is proposed some will oppose it. First it is usually "not in my back yard," or "it will change the neighborhood," or "I'll have to look at it from my house." One has to ask two questions: what good will come of it, and how will it impact our co...

  • Letter: Giving credit to Cumberland credit union

    Recently, the folks at the new credit union in Cumberland, Atlantic Regional Federal, were very helpful, and I’d like to thank them. We were having trouble finding an institution to count and process the thousands of pennies and other coins we’d collected as a result of our schools&rs...

  • Letter: Don't change zoning for Freeport soccer proposal

    I think it is time for the Freeport Town Council to stop considering zoning changes to accommodate the proposed indoor-outdoor soccer complex near Hedgehog Mountain. The 62,000-square-foot soccer building would be as large as the Shaw’s supermarket in Freeport, and the proposed location is...

  • Letter: Community effort buoys Yarmouth pantry

    The Yarmouth Community Food Pantry is pleased to recognize the overwhelming generosity from our community that helped make this holiday season brighter for our neighbors in need. Significant donations were received from students at the Yarmouth schools, local businesses and service organizations,...

  • Letter: Opinion based on 'revisionist history'

    Luke Seitz's recent letter states "This country was not founded as a Christian nation." True, there is revisionist history under way that seeks to promote our founding fathers as secular... 1

  • Letter: Christianity doesn't exclude non-heterosexuals

    We object to the suggestion in a recent letter that a non-heterosexual identity is incompatible with Christianity. We have not heard that espoused at our church, North Yarmouth Congregational Church. The message we have received – one we believe entirely consistent with Christ’s teac... 1

  • Letter: Admiration for Portland school murals

    I was glad to see Emily Parkhurst's article on the Nathan Clifford School murals ("A new deal for art," Jan. 11). As a former Clifford student and as a parent of two Clifford studen...