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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...

  • The Universal Notebook: Too much information

    Last night my lovely wife Carolyn called her sister Janice in Tokyo. As I wandered out into the kitchen to get a snack during the Celtics game, there was Janice, having just gotten out of bed because it was already tomorrow in Japan, jabbering away on daughter Tess’ laptop. I caught a glimp... 2

  • The View From Away: I’m looking at the (old) man in the mirror

    You know that old man you’ve always hated at the bank? The one recounting every moment of his life to the teller while you stand behind him in line thinking, “Nobody cares if the mall used to be an orchard, Pops. Give the kid your rolls of pennies and beat it. I have to hit Hannafo...

  • Letter: South Portland councilors shouldn't get free insurance

    In August 1977 South Portland city councilors voted themselves health insurance at your expense. Every year since there has been a line item on the annual city budget to fund 100 percent of the cost of individual health insurance to each councilor, plus a portion of dependent insurance, if taken...

  • Letter: Falmouth must protect water views

    I would like to respond to your article several weeks ago about Falmouth proposing to change/eliminate ordinance 8.3(e), the "view" ordinance. The article told Councilor Chris Orestis' story of how he moved to a house in the Town Landing area, only to have the Zoning Board deny his request to ex...

  • Letter: More praise for Yarmouth officer

    I was touched to see the letter praising Officer Charles Perkins of the Yarmouth Police Department from Bill Gribbin and Lisa Wilson. I heartily agree with everything they wrote. If you ever called for emergency medical service in Yarmouth, you might know that Charlie was also a dedicated...

  • Letter: SAD 51 shows awareness, sensitivity

    It was with a degree of sadness that I read the letter from a School Administrative District 51 parent concerning a program presented to the student body at Greely High School. The program apparently addressed issues around the lifestyles of the gay, lesbian, transsexual population. If just one c...

  • Letter: Rousselle's Walmart snapshot is under-exposed

    Christine Rousselle's Forecaster Forum in the Dec. 21, 2011, edition concerning welfare and why you vote Republican prompted me to respond. Most people agree that our country,... 6

  • Letter: Brannigan should look in mirror for culprit

    While Sen. Joseph Brannigan is pontificating about Gov. LePage's nascent budget cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services, he would be well put to tell us all exactly how ...