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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 ...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Why I'm retiring

    As a young man, I thought life had nothing to offer me. At age 15, I sat on the steps of Portland City Hall, despondent and in tears, believing that my destiny was to be a drunk, a drug addict or in prison. I believed that I would die young and that nobody would notice. But life sent me ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Neighborhood will bear cost of 'Brunswick West' train facility

    We represent approximately 100 families in the Brunswick neighborhoods that will be negatively impacted by the construction of a proposed Amtrak maintenance and layover facility at the "Brunswick West" site between Church Road and Stanwood Street. We remain deeply concerned that this is th...

  • Letter: Wentworth is a vote for Scarborough's future

    Scarborough's Wentworth Intermediate School is barely functional, much too small and – most importantly – not safe for students or for staff. To further delay its replacement would be a disservice. Asbestos, radon and mold are prevalent. Less than half of the building has spr...

  • Letter: Yes on 2 to protect jobs, heritage

    I urge the citizens of Maine to vote yes on Question 2. This referendum question allows Mainers to support economic development without having to approve additional borrowing through the issuance of bonds. Job opportunities will be created for the men and women in York and in Washington co...

  • Letter: Thanks for supporting Topsham library

    The Friends of the Topsham Public Library wish to extend our sincere thanks to the people of Topsham for making our annual book sale a resounding success. Support came from many people, including our membership, volunteers who sorted books, set up the sale, worked during the sale, and cleaned up ...

  • Letter: Send Migliaccio back to the Freeport council

    Please vote to re-elect Joe Migliaccio to the Freeport District 3 Town Council seat. Migliaccio brings a unique perspective to the council by balancing commercial economic interests with the preservation and protection of residential neighborhoods. He grew up in Freeport, is now raising hi...

  • Letter: Migliaccio deserves re-election in Freeport

    As a volunteer member of one of Freeport's advisory boards, I have had many opportunities to work with Town Councilor Joe Migliaccio. Joe is a hard working family man and has Freeport's best interest at heart. He puts in the time to research any matter that is presented to the council. He looks f...

  • Letter: Don't take Maine's beauty for granted

    There’s an ocean in our back yard. At any time during the day, we can see boats sailing past our windows as nonchalantly as other people observe cars passing by on the street. We’ve lived here three years now and we’re still enthralled by what we see every day. Large ships, smal...