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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: Obama deserves a chance to succeed

    Re: Paul Bachorik's recent letter, he would seem to be naive in the extreme, along with too many others, to imagine that the damage resulting from the destructive decisions of the Bush-Cheney administration would almost immediately be resolved by a new administration. It will take take 10 years o...

  • The Universal Notebook: Maine's boss is anti-labor

    Gov. Paul LePage looked as though he was going to blow a gasket Sept. 26 when NBC news anchor Brian Williams asked him on national television about his decision to order the Maine labor history mural removed from the Department of Labor offices. Noting that union workers at BIW helped win ...

  • The View From Away: There's school, and then there's education

    The college drop-off was less traumatic than I anticipated, and the trauma was self-inflicted. He was ready. His room is excellent. His roommate is a responsible student/athlete. I thought the closest thing to a jock the University of Chicago had was a student/mathlete, but there you go...

  • Short Relief: In the end, compromise on redistricting is good for GOP

    Although the parties have compromised and redrawn the lines defining Maine’s two congressional districts, there was an awful lot of recrimination that attended the process. While the issue isn’t likely to come up again any time soon, I thought I would review the underlying principles...

  • Letter: Scarborough lawmaker responds to Yes on 1 claim

    I would like to invite Scarborough residents to obtain a copy of my voter registration card from the town office. In spite of what the Protect Maine Votes coalition alleges, I did not register to vote on an election day. My card is dated Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, but was not processed by the re... 1

  • Letter: Forum will answer questions about Scarborough school

    As chairman of the Wentworth Intermediate School Building Committee, I feel compelled to write this letter in response to a recent opinion piece authored by Jeffrey Messer. Simply stated, the piece contains many misstatements, is factually inaccurate, and misinterprets much of the informat...

  • Letter: Falmouth councilor appreciates neighbors' efforts

    High-school student Isabel Agnew and her crew, as well as the contingent from Saint Mary the Virgin Church, deserve our thanks for cleaning up litter recently along Shoreline Drive in Falmouth and Back Cove in Portland. We all admire the beauty of our coast, but these special people did mo...

  • Letter: Railroad whistles come with the territory

    I am writing in response to the article on train whistles at crossings. I have lived beside the tracks on Route 9 for 54 years, raised four kids and none of us have ever been bothered by them. Why did those complaining build near railroad tracks, knowing that whistles bl...