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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: 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

  • The Universal Notebook: Season's greetings

    Season’s greetings! How’s it goin’? Waddaya know?

  • Letter: Newman engenders confidence

    Recently, Perry B. Newman summarized his reaction to the November election and clearly remembered both his disappointment (over Eliot Cutler's defeat) and the affect on him of what he described as "meanness" shown in the campaign. Mr. Newman is a very upbeat and positive person and that is eviden... 1