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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...

  • Letter: Freeport candidates must denounce vandalism

    I have been involved in the Freeport political scene since 1960 and have campaigned and been elected to office several times. I am appalled at the sign rage evidenced this year by supporters of some candidates in the Town Council races. The most egregious is the destruction of signs in the Distr...

  • Letter: Vote no on Question 1

    Please vote no on referendum Question 1. This law gives our town and city clerks the necessary time to verify the eligibility of our newly registered voters. We all know that we do not live in a fraud-free society. We also know that identity theft is on the rise. So let’s give our clerks ti...

  • Letter: Question 2 ensures Maine's future

    There's a scene in "Caddyshack" where Chevy Chase instructs a young golfer to “see your future, be your future.” On Nov. 8 I hope we follow that advice and vote yes on Question 2. Approving Question 2 will allow two well-established companies with strong Maine connections &ndas...

  • Letter: Yes on 2 to invest in Maine's future

    Question 2 on the Nov. 8 ballot is all about jobs. If the referendum is approved, it will bring about 800 construction jobs to Biddeford to build a new race track, slots facility, destination hotel and restaurants. The entertainment complex will employ roughly 500 people after it’s d...

  • Letter: Egan is the candidate Freeport needs

    We are writing to urge our friends and neighbors to vote for Kristina Egan to be our new town councilor representing Freeport District 3, which includes South Freeport. We met Kristina for the first time at the post office. She impressed us as thoughtful, smart and perhaps, most importantl...

  • The Universal Notebook: Back to the movies

    Lately, Carolyn and I have taken to going to the movies at the Nickelodeon in Portland on Tuesday nights when admission is only $5. We go with our good friends and fellow empty-nesters Don and Colleen. Even watching the latest hit films, there’s something very old-fashioned about actually g...

  • The View From Away: There's no place like a home next to Tony and Becky

    When we decided to put our house on the market, we thought the hard part would be figuring out what to do next. “It’s a great house at a great price, the market has more or less hit bottom, it shouldn’t take long and then we’ll figure out what we’re going to do.&rdqu... 2

  • 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 ...