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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 ...

  • Letter: A reminder from South Portland rep

    I would like to remind residents that starting Aug. 1, applications for refunds of up to $1,600 will become available for property taxes or rent paid in 2010 as part of the popular “Circuit Breaker” program. This state tax refund program provides middle- and low-income residents with ...

  • Letter: Tired of Falmouth critic's behavior

    I've had enough of Michael Doyle's ill-tempered criticism of Falmouth town employees. Doyle has cost the town for police protection, legal fees and many wasted employee hours. Now he adds threats to employees he wants to do his bidding, while adding stress and resentment to those who are h... 1

  • Letter: Keep Route 88 beautiful

    The first time I ever rode on Route 88, then called Route 1, was in the 1930s. I rode in the rumble seat of my dad's roadster on the way to Belfast to visit my grandparents. As we moved along I used to count the bumps separating the cement sections on the highway. And now its like a p...

  • Letter: Portland intersection needs attention

    At 7:48 a.m. on July 25 I was crossing Franklin Street with my dog while the crossing signal was activated. A gray GMC pick-up stopped at the light started to make a right onto Congress Street while I was directly in front of the driver's side. As the truck touched me I slammed my fist on the hoo...

  • Editorial: It's getting harder to be heard in Harpswell

    We ask a lot of our local elected officials. We expect them to be know-it-alls on topics ranging from general assistance to residential zoning. We ask them to pinch pennies in multi-million-dollar budgets. They put in long hours, and usually don't get paid much, if at all. 1

  • Short Relief: Beyond the debt crisis, an opportunity for all of us

    Soon, the United States will either have defaulted on its debt obligation or we will have cobbled together some last-minute plan that is more a desperate gambit than well-thought-out solution. Democrats and Republicans have coherent explanations for why the other party is responsible for o... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: The virtue of eating local

    When it comes to eating, I’m afraid I’m an indiscriminate omnivore. I’m the kind of guy who can’t tell the difference between Two Buck Chuck and Chateau Mouton Rothschild and doesn’t care. I scoff down hot dogs and burgers and fries. I’m an out and out haute cu... 2

  • No Sugar Added: Doing the rest-area aerobics

    Summer means road trips. And, unavoidably, rest areas. I have driven all over the Northeast, and after having sampled a goodly number of rest-area restrooms, what I want to know is this: When did someone decide that we would be better served if our hygiene were automated? Was it bec...