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  • The Universal Notebook: We are all illegal immigrants

    So President Barack Obama has finally decided to bypass Congress and enact sweeping immigration reforms himself. It's about time. House Republicans long ago forfeited the right to be considered anything other than obstructionist ideologues. They care more about winning than they do about s...

  • The Right View: Teach your children what it means to be an American

    On the occasion of America’s 238th birthday, I find myself wondering about our current state of affairs, and how we got here. I think I may have an idea. To the parents and grandparents out there, I ask this: Sit down with your children or grandchildren, and quiz them on the Constitu...

  • Letter: More tax, less revenue

    Regarding Chalmers Hardenbergh’s letter, “Let’s tax Les Otten," I caution him to consider the consequences of higher taxes in other states: People and businesses leave. From The Wall Street Journal, “Soak the Rich, Loose the Rich” (Arthur Laffer, May 18, 2009), f...

  • Letter: Gratitude from Yarmouth school nurses

    A sincere thank you from the Yarmouth school nurses to the many volunteers who helped us make our H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine clinics so successful. From the nurses who gave the shots, to the crowd-control experts, right down to the cheerful and enthusiastic volunteers who checked students in a...

  • Letter: Protect Falmouth property rights

    Why do some Falmouth town councilors want more land restrictions exceeding even state requirements – at what cost to property owners and taxpayers for enforcement – while we are already burdened with high taxes? If we don't stop some runaway councilors with their own agendas, F...

  • Letter: Thanks from The Salvation Army

    I would like to express enormous gratitude to your readers for their support of The Salvation Army's 2009 Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. This year the greater Portland community generously increased their support of the Christmas Kettle Campaign. Not only was our goal met, but it was ex...

  • Letter: Success of RSU 1 swim program

    Thank you for reporting on the great success RSU 1 has had in assuring that its goal of providing free swim lessons to all third- and fourth-graders can become a reality. As noted in the story in your Jan. 22 edition, the RSU 1 committee appointed by Superintendent William Shuttleworth has...

  • The Universal Notebook: The age of phony jeans and T-shirts

    When I was in high school in the 1960s we were not allowed to wear blue jeans to school. I distinctly remember thinking that when I grew up I was going to wear nothing but. Now I rarely wear jeans at all. I have two new pair in a bottom drawer, but I have never worn them. I just keep a cou...

  • Global Matters: A field guide to the governor's race

    Maine’s economy is in rough shape, and we face challenging issues in the coming months and years. Gov. John Baldacci is nearing the end of his second term. Many – and I mean many – candidates are lining up for the privilege of succeeding him. Given that Maine’s econ... 1

  • Letter: To the rescue in Yarmouth

    Many, many thanks to the two couples, and others, who pulled over on the Interstate 295 Exit 15 ramp in Yarmouth, (even though I waved you off) and got me out of a snow bank after my car spun out. The man who pulled my mini-van out with his truck, I didn't get your name, gets the "Good Samaritan"...