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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: Brunswick Cuba Week a success

    On behalf of the Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association I would like to thank the entire Mid-Coast area for making this our best Cuba Week yet. The attendance and participation at our events was wonderful to see. Our thanks to all the presenters and performers, to those who lent their art for...

  • Letter: Brunswick should put pressure on teachers

    If the Brunswick School Board had any fear of retribution for caving in to the teachers' union yet again, last week’s budget meeting should have allayed all their anxiety. After being confronted with the facts that the union has been extracting yearly increases in salary and benefits witho...

  • Letter: Falmouth library isn't just a 'warehouse'

    I have been personally involved in the investigations regarding expanding the space of the Falmouth Memorial Library since 2006. Throughout this process I have considered how the future of our library will be affected by e-books. I’ve read articles and blogs predicting a wide range of pos...

  • Letter: Falmouth will benefit from Question 1

    I am impressed and grateful that the Falmouth Town Council was able to develop a plan to keep the Lunt/Plummer site in civic use without raising our taxes. As a result, I am voting yes on Question 1. What really appeals to me about this plan is that the town cannot increase property ta...

  • Letter: Falmouth school budget deserves support

    As school budgets are being prepared and presented for public review, comment, and voting, I want to encourage people to be certain they understand what their proposed school budget represents. While my specifics speak to the Falmouth schools, I believe this topic is important for all of us &nda...

  • Letter: No on Question 1 in Falmouth

    Six reasons for Falmouth to vote no on Question 1 on June 14: 1 — Depressed Real Estate Market with no relief in sight. 2 — Expensive surprises often found when renovating old buildings. 3 — Shaky and unknown future for libraries. 4 — Need to fu...

  • Letter: Orestis for Falmouth council

    I am writing to add my voice to the people in Falmouth supporting Chris Orestis for the Town Council election on June 14. Chris is a political moderate very much in the tradition of Maine politics where he grew up. Too often today we see our elected officials taking extreme positions that cater...

  • Global Matters: My own private Egypt

    In this paschal season, Jews have concluded the ritual observance of Passover, which celebrates, at its most basic level, the survival of the Jewish people in the face of Egyptian oppression. Of course, even now, thousands of years after the fact, the seder meal and the observance of the h...