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  • The Universal Notebook: Socialism and the Pledge of Allegiance

    South Portland High School students Lily SanGiovanni, Morrigan Turner and Gaby Ferrell are to be congratulated for their efforts to defend American freedom. The students have drawn criticism in some quarters for asking that students be informed that they should only recite the Pledge of Allegianc...

  • The Right View: Welfare fraud is a fact Maine can't ignore

    One of my father’s favorite sayings was “don’t let me confuse you with the facts.” For all of the emoting, victim parading, and LePage bashing that is currently going on regarding the governor’s attempts at combating welfare fraud in Portland and beyond, all o...

  • Letter: Re-elect Nelson in Falmouth

    As a former state representative, I write in support of re-electing Mary Nelson to represent Falmouth in the Maine House of Representatives. Mary's strengths are her strong sense of fiscal responsibility, her understanding of the need to invest in education and her realization that Maine's clean...

  • Letter: Beem column points to LePage

    With regards to Edgar Allen Beem's column, "Cutler's anonymous critics keep the biggest secret," I'd like to go out on that limb and guess. First let me say that while I don't always agree with Beem's points like gay marriage, he's a real treat to read; we're both liberals, although I call mysel...

  • Letter: Railroad is the Maine attraction

    I'll add my two cents worth to keep and support the various efforts throughout Maine to preserve the 2-foot railway heritage. Bridgeton, Alna, Wiscasset, Boothbay and Portland all benefit from this history and the reason I will make another trip to Maine. The great people and food we found along ...

  • Letter: Scarborough library appreciates support

    The Scarborough Public Library board of trustees would like to thank our users and the people of Scarborough for your patience while we expand and improve the safety of the parking lot. This project was planned to increase available parking and create a safer traffic flow, including well-marked p...

  • Editorial: Conflicted lies the head that wears 2 hats

    It can be a challenge sometimes for local elected officials, often among the most active, motivated and involved members of our communities, to take off one hat and put on another. That's what we believe happened last week in Freeport, where Town Councilor Sara Gideon cast a deciding vote ...

  • Letter: Senators must close finance loophole

    Earlier this year in its Citizens United v. FEC decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations, unions and other organizations may make unlimited political expenditures to elect or defeat candidates. Although the court endorsed disclosure of these contributions, there is a loophole in c...

  • Letter: Beem on target about Arizona

    Thank you for publishing such a refreshing piece about Arizona's SB1070. Edgar Allen Beem provided a factual, intelligent, respectable explanation of the absurdity of SB1070. It's nice to know there are people out there who know the facts and understand the corrupt economic force behind this b...

  • Letter: Re-elect Davis in District 11

    Jerry Davis notes a Robert Frost quotation in his brochure: “I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” If re-elected state senator, voters can depend on Jerry’s continuing to work painstakingly, keeping his promises and always going the extra mile. Jerry...