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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...

  • Letter: School cuts, higher taxes hurt Brunswick

    Brunswick’s reputation suffers because the budget downgrades schools and raises taxes. The town wants to buy the most expensive location for a police station. Paying $1 million for 1.5 acres for the police station location when another available, good, central location is $200,000 wi...

  • Letter: Larson seeks re-election in Falmouth

    I am pleased to announce my candidacy for re-election to the Falmouth School Board. As a member of School Board, I have served three years on Finance Committee and the last two years as both finance chairwoman and vice chairwoman of the board. I have remained dedicated to maintaining top-q...

  • Letter: Support Kirby for Falmouth council

    As a former member of the Falmouth School Board and former state representative and senator, I welcome the opportunity to express my support for Patricia Kirby for Town Council. Our community is very fortunate to attract individuals of her caliber as candidates. Her impressive educational...

  • Letter: Hazard for Falmouth School Board

    I am writing to endorse the candidacy of Karyl Hazard for the Falmouth School Board. Karyl’s dedication to the schools has been evident for the past few years, as she both volunteered in classroom activities, as well as actively participated in the School Board meetings. It is her intent ...

  • Letter: Fishing rules must find a balance

    With all the issues going on in our nation right now, there are some extremely important ones that are frequently overlooked, one of which is overfishing. A fair share of our nation turns to our oceans for sources of food, as they have in the past, but in the process we are depleting the populati...

  • Letter: Back the SAD 51 budget, school plan

    As a Cumberland resident and a former School Board member, I encourage citizen support of the proposed 2011-12 SAD 51 budget and the associated recommendation to close Drowne Road School. The budget calls for an operating increase of 1.62 percent, particularly modest in light of three years of f...

  • Letter: Help prevent plastic litter

    Usually when a person bites into a steaming hot lobster during a local shore dinner, they probably aren’t thinking about plastic. But that large metal pot of boiling water has acted as a catalyst to release toxins into all of that delicious meat. But why am I talking about plastics? Some pl...

  • Letter: Larson, Tucker for Falmouth schools

    As long-term Falmouth residents, parents of current Falmouth public school students, property owners and property taxpayers, we appreciate the value a strong school system brings to our town. Analiese Larson and Lucy Tucker also understand this. Both Analiese and Lucy recognize the difficulties ...