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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...

  • Trim, clip, mow: A farewell to summertime maintenance

    Last week I got a note from the guy who mows my lawn. He’s headed back to college, and with him goes my yard maintenance. Sad? Not really. Although I’m in no hurry to bid the summer ado, and would actually love to have my children on permanent vacation so I’d never again ...

  • Letter: Smarten up, Beem

    Airheads ? Beam, look in the mirror! Yes, most Americans do want their entitlements and expect someone else will pay. Beam summed up the Dem's platform pretty well in his column Aug.10 “Smarten up, America.” The stupidity in this is that no matter how much you tax rich American... 4

  • Letter: Beem keeps twaddling along

    I had often wondered what became of the self-indulgent, tie-dyed flower children until I discovered Edgar Allen Beem living and pontificating "progressive" twaddle. His recent attack on Gov. Paul LePage and Texas Gov. Rick Perry for supporting a Day of Prayer as a "cynical political ploy," and ch... 5

  • Letter: Beem's attitude contradicts his opinion

    I occasionally read Edgar Allen Beem's columns and less occasionally I am mildly illuminated by his insights. However, the value of the insights he provides are usually outweighed by his opinionated, judgmental and sanctimonious attitude. I am speaking of the opinions expressed in the Jul... 1

  • Letter: Cundys Harbor Library offers thanks

    The board of Cundys Harbor Library is grateful for the continued show of great community support. At our recent book sale, a large amount of quality books were donated, making the browsing especially exciting. To the donors and buyers who attended, thank you. The July book sale included a ...

  • Letter: Haiti relief effort shouldn't be allowed to whither

    Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti (January 2010), many countries, organizations, and businesses pledged millions of dollars to assist in Haiti's reconstruction. Here in Maine, a group of companies formed "Maine Line Haiti" and pledged to build 10 schools for the children of Haiti. T...

  • Letter: Wentworth School info available in Scarborough

    On behalf of the Wentworth Intermediate School Building Committee, I would like to thank the Scarborough Town Council and School Board for their swift action and unanimous, ongoing support of the proposed New Wentworth School. Both the council and board have been committed to the project from th...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Portland's school gardens teach many lessons

    Many children returning to the Portland Public Schools next month will enjoy the fruits – and vegetables – of their labor. Gardens planted last spring now are flourishing at nearly all of our elementary, middle and high schools. In the fall, students will harvest potatoes, pep...