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  • Short Relief: Reasonable force depends on a system of reason

    Our attitude toward law enforcement fluctuates wildly. At one moment, such as in New York and Virginia on 9/11, or in response to all-too-frequent mass shootings, police are selfless heroes, risking their own lives, charging into danger in order to save people regardless of their race, rel...

  • Letter: Delogu fails to accept Maine's 'new reality'

    Orlando Delogu's thoughtful opinion laments the Democrats losses in Maine and blames the loss on Eliot Cutler, bear baiting, low turnout and just about everything except the fact that some folks think Gov. Paul LePage has done a pretty good job running the state. The good professor is unha...

  • Letter: Yarmouth watershed trust appreciates column

    We at Royal River Conservation Trust would like to thank Ed Beem for recognizing one of our preserves in his column. We are excited and proud of the work that's been done by our organization to conserve important working and natural landscapes of the Royal River watershed. We strive to protect ...

  • The Universal Notebook: A day of GOP prayer and fasting

    As a liberal Democrat and a lifelong member of the progressive United Church of Christ, I welcome Gov. Paul LePage’s declaration of Aug. 6 as a Day of Prayer and Fasting. It’s high time that LePage and his conservative Republican cronies realized that they have a lot to repent for and... 9

  • The View from Away: The pride and joy of karaoke

    Recently I overheard my son use “karaoke” as a code word for “lame.” But here’s the thing: Bob and his prep school friends are wrong. So was I for years. Karaoke was an alcohol-fueled joke, a pastime for wannabe Sinatras, Billy Idols and Lady Gagas. Until t...

  • Global Matters: Life in the LePage administration imitates art

    During these especially sultry weeks of the short Maine summer, these weeks in which the mercury rises and we assure the tourists it isn’t usually so hot, during these weeks when patience frays and tempers flare, when politicians take the country to the brink, let us turn to the bible for s...

  • Forecaster Forum: Bullying bill is necessary and fair

    Bullying in schools is a serious problem. It affects a student’s ability to learn, and can create a hostile and frightening environment for the victims of bullying. It’s hard to understand why anyone would oppose legislation that protects our students from bullying. Yet, House ...

  • Letter: Support Thompson in Cape Elizabeth

    I have the privilege of being a personal friend of Nancy Thompson for over 23 years and am honored to now serve on the board with her for The Center for Grieving Children. Everyone who knows Nancy can attest to her incredibly upbeat, positive attitude and a willingness and determination to get th...

  • Letter: Elect Thompson in Cape Elizabeth

    I have known Nancy Thompson for the past 25 years, and I have had the pleasure of working with her for the past five years. In that time I have come to know her extremely well. I have seen first hand Nancy’s professionalism, and how she cares about her clients in the insurance business. ...

  • Letter: Send Monaghan-Derrig to Augusta

    The special election for state representative on Aug. 16 gives Cape Elizabeth the opportunity to choose Kim Monaghan-Derrig to be our trusted voice in Augusta. With state Sen. Cynthia Dill, Kim will make sure that the best interests of the people of Maine and the values Cape Elizabeth shares for ...