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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: 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: SPHS students deserve better conditions

    Teenagers learn differently today and they need to be taught differently. I know this because I teach them every day. Quality education today focuses on teaching students how to be critical consumers of information and that often requires different types and sizes of classroom space. The South ...

  • Letter: Amorello, Beem on target

    Congratulations on the marvelous columns Sandy Amorello and Edgar Allen Beem. Amorello"s "The case of the shrinking Saltines" manifests a fine wit and a superior power of observation, a power so wanting in kept mass media journalism, which misses such obvious happenings as (a) our revenge ...

  • Letter: Cornell du Houx is true green

    I was surprised when Green Party candidate Fred Horch decided to run in House District 66 against Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx this year. After all, in just two years, Alex has not only led a variety of initiatives in the Legislature on weatherization and clean energy business, but has also shown i... 1

  • Letter: 'Wake up, South Portland'

    No one ever bought a house based on the quality of the garbage collection. Though most would agree that municipal services such as trash collection, Fire Department responsiveness, adequate police coverage are all essential, when considering a home purchase, people ask about the flagship munici...

  • Letter: SPHS renovation? 'So obvious'

    No matter what your politics or motivations, some decisions are a big "duh-uh" (as in “that’s so obvious”). Such is the decision to vote yes to renovate South Portland High School. Why? Because the cost of doing nothing is simply too high. South Portland is the only city ...