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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: Scarborough Beach parking comes at a cost

    I am writing in opposition to the proposed Scarborough Beach parking. It appears that very little has been mentioned about protecting the dunes and piping plovers. Mr. Sprague states that he would like to keep the land as open space, but he needs to make "a little" income. Might he conside...

  • Letter: Park would polish LePage's image

    If I were to have my choice of all those jobs Gov. Paul LePage intends to "create" for Maine, I would sign up as his image maker. I'd do it not just for the formidable challenge, but because I know how I'd do it. I would urge the governor to join Roxanne Quimby in advocating the establishm... 1

  • Letter: Thanks for helping Topsham scouts, hospital

    Boy Scout Troop 202 from Topsham would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to our recent Teddy Bear Drive. Because of your generosity, we delivered 3,041 Teddy bears and stuffed animals to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital on March 12. We are extremely pleas...

  • Letter: Don't starve deer to stop Lyme disease

    Some very well painted and expensive looking new signs have gone up around Cumberland urging us to end Lyme disease by not feeding the deer. I believe that these signs are inferring that if the deer are not fed, then Lyme disease will somehow be curtailed. However, there are no official studies o...

  • Letter: Continue to support Falmouth schools

    It is well known that Falmouth’s school system is one of the very best in the state. The education of our children is among the most important responsibilities of any community. If America is going to continue to compete at the global level and remain No. 1, it all starts with our schools...

  • Letter: Falmouth 'visionaries' are short-sighted

    Having witnessed the infrastructure changes in Falmouth over the last 50 years it is clear to me that these changes have occurred by what I call 12-year visionaries: people that move into this town, send their children through the school system and then move. The visionaries manage to get themsel...

  • Letter: Maintain restrictions on child labor

    Economists have long documented the importance of third streams of revenue for working class families to fall back on: snowplowing, babysitting, and house cleaning are examples of work that can be done on top of other jobs to generate or replace income when living wage jobs are scarce. LD 516 wou...

  • Letter: Beem represents the new silent majority

    Edgar Allen Beem is a necessary oasis to offset the tsunami force that has gripped Maine and Mainers. I find his position a reflection of America and Americans that exists, deserves to exist, and has the right to exist. The tea party conservatives don't think so. A minority they are in Maine and ... 1