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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...

  • The Universal Notebook: Lurching toward LURC reform

    Wow, that was close. And fast. As part of its wholesale assault on anything or everything that might stand in the way of business doing whatever it darn pleases in Maine, the new Republican majority in Augusta drew a bead on the Land Use Regulation Commission last week. It proposed elimina... 5

  • Letter: Why MacLeod is running in Yarmouth

    My name is Jim MacLeod and I am running for Yarmouth Town Council. I am a Maine native, and I believe in the things that make Yarmouth such a special place to live.  For my family, it’s the sense of community, the village, and the schools. I think we would all agree that Yarmouth ...

  • Letter: Falmouth vote is about community

    Falmouth has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a place for all to learn, gather, and grow – to build memories and community. As a mother of three, I cannot imagine not seizing it. We’ve spent countless hours at the library, reading, enjoying story hour, and doing puzzles. We&...

  • Letter: Re-elect Larson in Falmouth

    Having been a member of the Falmouth School Board for six years and working alongside Analiese Larson for two years, I do know what her beliefs are and what she values for the Falmouth schools. She is tenacious when it comes to the financial picture for the schools. Her first priority with any o...

  • Letter: Vote no on 1 in Cumberland

    I would like to urge the residents of Cumberland to vote no on Question 1. After reviewing all of the material offered by the group trying to make changes to our existing regulations, I see absolutely no valid reason to change. Rather than improve our way of life the proposed changes would negati...

  • Letter: Brunswick residents deserve better from ZBA

    Emily Guerin effectively captures neighbors' concerns over the train maintenance facility planned for Brunswick ("Frustrated neighbors take train complaints to rail authority board," May 25, 2011). No one buys a home near railroad tracks without expecting train traffic, and most are happy to see...

  • Letter: Harpswell better off without SAD 75

    When we explained the reasons for Harpswell to withdraw from SAD 75 we used precisely correct and "official" statistics, showing how much more Harpswell pays in proportion to the other three towns.  These figures were provided to your reporter and were taken directly from materials supplied ...

  • Letter: Jones seeks votes in Yarmouth

    My name is Philip Jones and I'm running for the School Committee in Yarmouth. My wife, children and I moved here from New York 3 1/2 years ago, and a major factor in our choosing Yarmouth was the quality of the schools. We were impressed by the academic excellence that was a priority, but equal...