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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 ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Public spirit on Scarborough Beach

    Scarborough Beach is my favorite place in all the world. I started going there 50 years ago when old Mrs. Jordan used to sit by the rickety bridge in her beach wagon collecting parking fees. Look for my ashes to wash up on the sands there one of these days. I do not take threats to it lightly. 3

  • No Sugar Added: The apple doesn't fall very far

    Recently, as I was taking one of my long and meandering beach walks, I found myself enshrouded in fog, and sooner than anticipated – darkness. As usual, I was barefoot (my favorite state of being, although not with the “and pregnant” part attached). As I headed back in th...

  • Letter: Re-elect Migliaccio in Freeport

    As I review the literature recently received for the election of town councilors in Freeport District 3, I am encouraged by the fact that we have an opportunity to re-elect a community leader like Joe Migliaccio. Joe’s experience through his many volunteer hours in the community and on loca...

  • Letter: Scarborough rep sees problem where none exists

    Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, continues to push her and her fellow Republicans' solution to a nonexistent problem. As (Republican) Secretary of State Charlie Summers recently confirmed, there is simply no evidence of statistically significant voter fraud occurring as a result of Maine's decades-...

  • Letter: Watson for Brunswick Town Council

    I really hope the citizens of Brunswick give Byron Watson a chance at the Town Council. He's an educated man who will not tolerate the shortcomings that we currently see in local government. He'll work hard to repair and restore the community's faith in the local government. Byron is not...

  • Letter: New Scarborough school is the wise choice

    Building a new Wentworth School in Scarborough is a matter of spending wisely once, or spending inefficiently multiple times. The existing Wentworth costs us every year with Band-Aid solutions for a building that ultimately needs to be replaced. The building is not meeting current standar...

  • Letter: Cumberland County candidate opposes bond issue

    I intend to vote no on the Cumberland County Civic Center bond question on Nov. 8. As a former county Budget Committee member, I have read the studies and have been given the “backstage tour” at the center. Although I believe the proposal and plans are responsibly designed, I do not ...

  • Letter: Falmouth Marine Patrol deserves thanks

    Michael Doyle’s rant against the use of the Falmouth Marine Patrol boat is tiring. The boat and personnel attended the Harpswell and Portland lobster boat races under a mutual aid pact that has existed in Maine since the very beginning of time, known as public safety, AKA: help your neighb... 1