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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The flag isn't South Carolina's only problem

    There is an old Scottish proverb with more than a little Biblical linkage: “Confession is good for the soul.” Always aspiring to provide goodness to the soul (mine or to others) I go forth today with a timely and topical deep-fried confession. For many years now I’ve held...

  • Capitol Notebook: Country finds grace, LePage faces a fall from it

    Friday, June 26, dawned like many recent June days; gray clouds hung in, and an unexpected rain had dampened the ground over the night. When that day ended, the world had shifted, moved by two stunning events. The United States Supreme Court affirmed that same-sex marriage is legal ...

  • Letter: Yarmouth spends too much on police

    I’ve been reading Yarmouth's annual operating budget and one huge item literally jumped off the page and hit me between the eyes. In a lovely town such as Yarmouth (population 3,560 people), where the crime rate is documented to be lower than in all other Maine communities, why do we spend ...

  • Letter: Beem should go back to school

    It seems like Edgar Allen Beem would like to take us back in his time transporter to 1967 to shop classrooms where balding guys in lab coats with ties tucked into their shirts held sway over captive groups of “tech” boys and nicely made up ladies dazzled girls in home economics, teach... 1

  • Letter: Smart meters reduce pollution

    Unless the Central Maine Power co. meter readers are driving electric cars or walking (and they aren't) then it's highly likely that the car-related toxins spewed into the air are more deadly than any emissions from the smart meters. It seems these factors need to be considered into the health d... 3

  • Letter: Proud of UNE pharmacy educators

    During these uncertain economic times, America’s colleges and schools of pharmacy continue to be a significant source of economic stimulation in their local communities, states and regions, and the College of Pharmacy at the University of New England is no exception. As we celebrate ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s stop reforming public education

    There was an outside chance, albeit remote, that I might have voted for Eliot Cutler for governor on Nov. 2, but Mr. Cutler lost my vote last week when he charged that Libby Mitchell and the Maine Education Association had formed “an unholy alliance” to block education reform. ... 16

  • No Sugar Added: The dating hiatus

    Approximately 6 months ago, being of sound mind and body, I made the decision to go on a dating hiatus. My youngest son, Charles, through a fortuitous misinterpretation, turned it into what friends and family now know as the “date-us-hate-us,” which is actually not a completely inappr... 1

  • Forecaster Forum: CMP has to work with concerned citizens on the science of smart meters

    Scientists worldwide have butted heads for years over whether non-ionizing radio-frequency radiation causes cancer and other diseases. Each side accuses the other of propagating junk science. One Washington, D.C., court has called the issue an established controversy. So Central Maine Powe... 3

  • Forecaster Forum: In Portland, it's time to choose our mayor and our future

    It’s been 87 years since Portland voters elected their mayor. In 2008, Portland voted overwhelmingly to create a 12-member Charter Commission. Among the ballot questions developed by the commission for November is local Question 1, which would allow voters to directly elect their ma...