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  • Letter: Martin's Point plan will increase local traffic

    I am concerned by the Martin’s Point proposal for the development of the Hamlin School property on Route 77, at the intersection with Sawyer Street, in South Portland. My daughter attends preschool at Casco Bay Montessori School on the corner of Parrot Street and Route 77. We often walk to ...

  • Capitol Notebook: No more help for immigrants? No more 'phantom ballots'?

    Lewiston Mayor Robert McDonald surprised some observers at a legislative hearing last week with a comment he made about Somali residents in his city. The combative mayor has in the past been critical of the influx of Somali refugees who have settled in Lewiston. But at the hearing, ...

  • Letter: Be wise about cell phones

    State Rep. Andrea Boland introduced the Children's Wireless Protection Act last winter, which would have placed warning labels on cell phones. Experts from around the world testified in favor of Boland's bill, including Dr. Devra Davis, the author of "Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiat... 1

  • Letter: Clam Santas come through

    The Maine Clammers Association would like to thank people for all the generous and thoughtful contributions that have made this year's Santa Fund a huge success. It's never too late to contribute to the Santa Fund. In fact, the fund is operating slightly in the red. Recently we learned o...

  • Letter: Freeport reserves funds need attention

    I recently took the time to review Freeport’s financial statements and reserve account information. Based on the information provided, I believe that some of Freeport’s reserve accounts are not being managed in accordance with town policy and, perhaps, state law. The documents clear...

  • Letter: CMP's smart-meter claims doubted

    The recent article by Emily Parkhurst detailed numerous issues raised by a number of credible authorities as to the safety of smart meters, including public health, safety and cybersecurity. Yet the headline on her article would seem to reassure the general public that these meters are safe. A C... 1

  • Letter: Liberals subvert the American dream

    Once upon a time there were two neighbors named Hewlett and Packard. They had an inspiration, quit their jobs, mortgaged their souls. They developed their product, and developed a whole new industry. They became wealthy. Along come the liberals, Obama, Beem, et.al. with their hands out demonizin... 2

  • Forecaster Forum: The gift of a chance encounter on the Prom

    The sun's reflection from Portland harbor was blindingly silver and made the brick sidewalk hard to see. I was grumpy, for no particular reason, and was again wondering what motivated UPS men to wear shorts in December. Probably just some harmless bravado. The half-mile point along the Eas... 1

  • No Sugar Added: The gift of remembrance

    As Christmas approached, three things were glued to me. Like additional limbs. No, not my trio of children. Their “wish lists.” They never left my side. Folded up, in my purse, the back pocket of my jeans or between the pages of my Filofax (yes, I said Filofax. I like paper, r... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: 2011 predictions and a resolution

    One of the most persistent of human follies is the presumption that we can somehow predict the future. In case you hadn’t noticed, we can’t. I don’t just mean you and I can’t; no one can. Stars, tea leaves, tarot cards, crystal balls, Ouija boards, Magic Eight Balls... 1