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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Is Maine really the greatest place?

    Is Maine the greatest state in the country? Is America the greatest country? In its debut episode a few years ago, the television show "The Newsroom," written by Aaron Sorkin, featured an opening scene where a fictional cable TV news anchor played by Jeff Daniels is asked by a college stud...

  • Editor's Notebook: Twenty-two words, and 553 writers, to appreciate from 2014

    I don't usually have time to trade emails or chat with every reader who writes a letter to the editor. I'll write or call to confirm letters, but beyond that, unless a letter needs clarification, or if the writer asks a question about our policies for publishing letters, I don't usually fo...

  • Letter: Scarborough plan fails lobstermen

    Your report on the Pine Point Pier raises some telling questions: If the co-op and town agreed to a one-year deal in 1991 regarding use of the parking lot, was the ordinance requiring restaurants to "own" (or lease?) 25 spaces in existence then? If it was, obviously the town waived or ignored it....

  • Letter: Advice for BNAS NEX, commissary patrons

    Customers of the Naval Air Station Brunswick Exchange and Commissary have undoubtedly noted some of the changes to each store over the past few months. The NEX, in particular, is getting smaller by the week. I wanted to point out that the changes currently seen are the result of less foot traffic...

  • Letter: Woodbury for state Senate

    We are writing to share our enthusiastic support of Dick Woodbury as an independent for Maine Senate District 11.  As a career economist, Dick has the skills to lead Maine through the economic challenges we currently face toward a more vibrant and sustainable future.  He has the experie...

  • Letter: Falmouth should send Richard to Augusta

    I am writing to join the chorus of Falmouth voters who support Mark Richard's candidacy for a seat in the Maine House. I first got to know Mark from meetings of the Falmouth Republican Town Committee. There he offered thoughtful and insightful input to topics under discussion. He does not rush...

  • Letter: Beem's columns bring clarity

    I have read a couple of negative reader comments about Edgar Allen Beem in recent weeks and have to disagree. After a week of news, which has more spin than my washing machine, I find it refreshing to sit down at lunch on Fridays and to read

  • Editorial: Lawsuit threat produces plenty of smoke, no fire

    Whether you agree or not with the Maine Heritage Policy Center's ideology, there's no disputing its ability to use the press to its advantage. Although there's a long-standing rule of thumb in journalism that lawsuits aren't stories until the paperwork is actually filed in court, many Main...

  • Forecaster Forum: Facts, figures don't support Falmouth library, Town Hall proposals

    The Falmouth Town Council is in the process of crafting a referendum question to be voted on by residents asking if they want to spend close to $10 million to move the Falmouth Memorial Library and the Town Hall to the soon-to-be-abandoned Plummer-Motz and Lunt school property. The notion ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Arizona on my mind

    My brother-in-law Warren was here from Tucson last week for his annual homecoming visit. In one of the rare moments when he wasn’t eating Italian sandwiches (which you can’t get in Arizona) or body surfing (which you can’t do in Arizona) at Scarborough Beach, I asked him to expl... 4