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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Less small talk, more medium and large

    Humans are social animals and as such we enjoy connectivity through common activities and conversation. A high percentage of these engagements fall within the mind-numbing category of inane or insipid small talk. While “small talk” is generally well-intended, serving a benign f...

  • The Universal Notebook: The kids will be all right

    I was a fairly permissive parent. My parenting philosophy has always been that if you treat your children respectfully as equals, they will grow up to be normal, well-adjusted adults. So when our girls were young, I tended to let them do what they wanted as long as it wasn’t likely t...

  • Letter: Send Davis back to Augusta

    When I close the curtain at the voting booth, I want my precious vote to support the one candidate who can truly represent me in Senate District 11. Jerry Davis has done this over the past years as a representative and is doing so now as the incumbent senator. As his neighbor for the past ...

  • Letter: Woodbury in Senate District 11

    We are writing in support of Dick Woodbury, who is running for state Senate in District 11. He is an independent who served in the Maine House from 2002 to 2008. We have known Dick for about 15 years and worked on several committees with him. One of us is a Democrat, the other a Republica...

  • Letter: Graham in House District 109

    I am writing to share my wholehearted endorsement of Anne Graham for House District 109. I first got to know Anne when she was the pediatric nurse for my children’s doctor. Her warmth and sensible approach made her standout as a practitioner and as a person. Since then, I have come...

  • Letter: Beem misdiagnoses free-market ills

    It seems, from his recent column, that Edgar Allen Beem is gleefully pronouncing the death of capitalism by it's own hands. I suggest an alternative explanation: The free market in this great nation did not fall on it's own sword. Rather, it has been slowly, but steadily, strangled at the...

  • Letter: North Berwick rep backs Graham

    My strong belief that Anne Graham will do an outstanding job as your representative motivates me to write this letter of support. As a member of the Health and Human Services Committee, I have seen Anne testify before the committee in her role as a member of the Advisory Council on Health System...

  • Letter: Mitchell will be good for business

    There has never been a government plan that couldn’t stand improving. They always start well and then something is added on, and another item is attached and before long, what started as a workable plan is muddled and working inefficiently Clearly, Maine’s support for businesses needs...

  • Letter: Fed up with campaign signs

    Maine is one of four states with a billboard law that passed in 1979 and survived significant court challenges. In fact, Maine was second after Vermont to enact such legislation with the intent to protect Maine's scenic character, highway safety, support the economic benefits of tourism and the ... 2

  • Letter: Brunswick Dem backs Horch

    Although I have always voted Democrat, I am voting for Fred Horch, Green Independent candidate, for state representative on Nov. 2. His deep commitment to Brunswick as a small business owner and as the parent of three young kids in our schools, plus his understanding of the issues as a former la...