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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...

  • 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...

  • Letter: Brunswick officials have wrong priorities

    The comments of Brunswick Town Manager Gary Brown and Councilors Margo Knight and Joanne King are off base. Knight says that policies should not be set that have,”unintended consequences like creating financial hardships for a property owner.” King states, “In this economy how a...