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  • The Universal Notebook: Socialism and the Pledge of Allegiance

    South Portland High School students Lily SanGiovanni, Morrigan Turner and Gaby Ferrell are to be congratulated for their efforts to defend American freedom. The students have drawn criticism in some quarters for asking that students be informed that they should only recite the Pledge of Allegianc...

  • The Right View: Welfare fraud is a fact Maine can't ignore

    One of my father’s favorite sayings was “don’t let me confuse you with the facts.” For all of the emoting, victim parading, and LePage bashing that is currently going on regarding the governor’s attempts at combating welfare fraud in Portland and beyond, all o...

  • Letter: Falmouth should sell Lunt, Plummer

    I feel very strongly that Falmouth Memorial Library should remain at Lunt Road. I was one of several citizens who worked long and hard to raise funds for the renovation and expansion of the library. Its wide use speaks well to both the facility itself and to the staff. I realize that some expansi...

  • The Universal Notebook: Paul LePage’s Cabinet of curiosities

    You can judge a man by the company he keeps, or, in the case of Gov.-Elect Paul LePage, by the people he appoints to his transition team. Amid the otherwise predictable business leaders and conservative politicians, LePage has larded his team with a bunch of tax-cappers, tea-partiers and c... 27

  • No Sugar Added: Admissions, college and otherwise

    They say you can’t go back. Well, I am here to tell you, as the mother of a daughter who is in the thick of the college search process, apparently, “they” were wrong. Ophelia is entertaining the notion of attending the same college I attended. The same college her father attend... 1

  • Letter: Smart meters compound health problems

    I am one of many concerned citizens against wireless smart meters. I have had my sensitivity to electromagnetic frequency/radiation proved. In addition to the culmination of existing wireless technology, we are now forced with even greater amounts from wireless meters on every home, school and... 1

  • Short Relief: Now that the election dust has settled ...

    Nationally, I don’t think there is any other way to view the mid-term election than as a repudiation of the Obama administration and its allies in Congress. You can say that there was an element of irrationality to that repudiation, but then the same can be said of the wave of emotion that...

  • Letter: Say no to smart electric meters

    I called Central Maine Power and said, "Please remove my smart meter as soon as possible." They did. I know this is controversial and CMP is not happy with customers calling with this request. However, I encourage citizens to do this. We do not know enough yet, and as in many other instances, thi... 1

  • Letter: Bonds are not free money

    I have seen a steady stream of bond issues appearing on our ballots, and as far as I can remember, I have not seen many that were defeated. I can’t help but wonder how many of those bonds would have been voted down if the people were asked to immediately start funding the repayment of those...

  • Letter: Beem provides little amusement

    Edgar Allen Beem's column of Nov. 17-19 ("Let's recap, shall we? … ") is not in the tradition of a mature political thinker confronted by adversity, as expressed in Mo Udall's response to his primary election loss to Jimmy Carter in 1976: "The people have spoken … the bastards!" Ud... 1