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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The flag isn't South Carolina's only problem

    There is an old Scottish proverb with more than a little Biblical linkage: “Confession is good for the soul.” Always aspiring to provide goodness to the soul (mine or to others) I go forth today with a timely and topical deep-fried confession. For many years now I’ve held...

  • Capitol Notebook: Country finds grace, LePage faces a fall from it

    Friday, June 26, dawned like many recent June days; gray clouds hung in, and an unexpected rain had dampened the ground over the night. When that day ended, the world had shifted, moved by two stunning events. The United States Supreme Court affirmed that same-sex marriage is legal ...

  • Short Relief: Why elect a mayor of Portland when a cheerleader will do?

    I am not a fan of the newly created position of elected mayor of Portland because I think it lacks the power needed to lead. Nor am I a fan of the ranked-choice voting that will be used to choose that mayor. It’s difficult and time-consuming to get to know 15 candidates for one offi... 1

  • No Sugar Added: Making the breast of a sticky situation

    There are times in every woman’s life when she imagines there are benefits to being a man. One of these times is when she goes in for her yearly mammogram – a procedure that is unpleasant, and akin to having one’s earlobes squeezed between two cold, hard pieces of designer ...

  • Letter: Falmouth supper a lesson in civics

    I witnessed the best face of Falmouth at the Harvest Supper last Thursday, at the Falmouth Congregational Church, to benefit Falmouth’s Food Pantry. Attendance and donations and commitments made should exceed, appropriately, prior years. The turnout was heartwarming, showing how Fal...

  • Letter: Elect Corthell in Scarborough

    I have known Kerry Corthell to be a hard worker for the townspeople of Scarborough. She is very informed on the issues that continually arise that the town has to grapple with, and gives careful thought to sustainable solutions. She has created an informative e-newsletter of Scarborough town mee...

  • Letter: Rosenblatt for county commissioner

    On Nov. 8 we have an opportunity to elect a new Cumberland County commissioner. We are voting for Annalee Rosenblatt because of her experience in the private sector. Annalee has many years as a consultant to county governments in Maine. She has also held elected positions in Scarborough. Anna...

  • Letter: Corthell for Scarborough council

    I am a Pine Point resident and this Nov. 8 I'm voting for Kerry Corthell for Scarborough Town Council. Kerry currently serves as a member of the Scarborough Planning Board. Her energy, commitment to community, ability to communicate effectively and knowledge of the issues are just some of the r...

  • Letter: Elect Corthell in Scarborough

    I will be voting for Kerry Corthell for Scarborough town councilor. Kerry is a well-informed, creative-thinking problem solver. Kerry is also compassionate, fair-minded, and concerned about her town and her neighbors in her community at-large. She is an active listener and effective communicator....

  • Letter: Scarborough recycling bins not for trash

    Throughout the Scarborough there are bins that are set up to collect specific items for recycling. Not only do they help our environment, but most of them help nonprofit organizations. Take the DARE bins that you see in Scarborough and Saco, for example. We are fortunate to have businesses tha...