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  • The Right View: Mutual tolerance is not an option

    “COEXIST”? I don’t know about you, but I’m rather tired of being lectured to by liberals via bumper-stickers. You don’t coexist with animals who cut off people’s heads with knives and send the footage out around the world on YouTube, or drive tens...

  • Short Relief: Minimum wage discussion is too important to keep under wraps

    The United States has had a national minimum wage since 1938, when Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act. It was the result of a long, public, contentious process. As part of his New Deal to combat the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt had been trying to find a way to p...

  • Letter: Jimmy Fund Golf says thanks

    Jimmy Fund Golf extends sincere thanks to the organizers and sponsors of the Jimmy Fund/Deering High School Classic held July 9 at Riverside Golf Club in Portland. Special recognition and appreciation goes to William Goodman of Falmouth, who organized the event. The dedicated sponsors, par...

  • Global Matters: Good news is no news

    Good economic news is in short supply these days, so it’s worth noting a few encouraging signs that can be discerned amid the gloom and doom. This past week, automaker Ford Motor Co. posted a second-quarter profit of $2.6 billion, its fifth consecutive profitable quarter. Ford antici...

  • No Sugar Added: Christmas in July

    July 25 reminds me of the “Christmas in July” tradition. I always thought this ridiculousness was a retail marketing ploy, but after further investigation, this is what I discovered: “Christmas in July imitates the festivities of the actual Christmas and signifies our yea...

  • Letter: Produce aids South Portland Food Cupboard

    We are very fortunate to have Jordan's Farm in Cape Elizabeth donate fresh produce to the South Portland Food Cupboard every week. To be able to offer visitors beans, peas, zucchini, cucumbers, kale, Swiss chard and lettuce – just picked – is wonderful. We are also able to...

  • Letter: South Portland councilor thanks EMTs

    Last week I had to be transported to Mercy Hospital via ambulance from the Biddeford Courthouse, where I work. The court security responded quickly and the Saco Fire Department's attentiveness and knowledge gave me some relief during a frightening episode. Their thoroughness allowed me to arrive ...

  • Letter: Consider pay-per-tag in Cape Elizabeth

    I was disappointed to see that yet another community (Cape Elizabeth) is considering switching to a “pay-per-bag” waste disposal program. It is easy to understand why a town would find this desirable: attaching a cost to trash disposal should encourage more recycling and decrease the...

  • Letter: Falmouth Flyer a community asset

    As a newcomer to the state of Maine, the Falmouth Flyer bus has made it possible for me to become familiar with the area. I ride the bus to Portland to visit the museums, libraries, concerts and do volunteer work. The bus has given me a certain sense of independence and a better quality of life...

  • Letter: Freeport library runs on taxes, user fees

    The Freeport Community Library has been struggling to weather deep cuts in our budget that resulted in the loss of two full-time librarian positions. We are sorry that letter-writer Andrea Goodrich of Pownal is disappointed at having to pay to use the library, but the Freeport Community Li...