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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: It's Stevoe versus the status quo

    Let me begin this new column with a proper introduction; my name is Stevoe and I’m an unreasonable man through and through. This self-designation is borrowed from George Bernard Shaw and his maxim, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists i...

  • The Universal Notebook: Lies, damn lies and Paul LePage

    Gov. Paul LePage is afraid to debate challengers Mike Michaud and Eliot Cutler because he can’t defend his abysmal record on the economy, education and the environment. So what does he do? He announces he won’t debate Michaud because Michaud has refused to repudiate a third-party ad t...

  • Letter: Re-elect Freeport's Gideon in House District 48

    Please join me in voting for Democrat Sara Gideon in her re-election to House District 48 (Freeport and Pownal). In her 2012 Maine House election, I drove Sara from door to door to meet and talk to what must have been thousands of residents. I was astounded at her commitment, her knowledge and he...

  • Letter: Pierce should represent Falmouth in the House

    We are writing in support of Democrat Teresa Pierce to represent Falmouth in  House District 44. Our town is fortunate to have such a thoughtful, dedicated person seeking to work on our behalf. Teresa is a leader who looks for ways to improve our community without changing its charact...

  • Letter: Questions about proposed Cumberland beach purchase

    On Nov. 4, when the voters of Cumberland will be asked to approve the town’s borrowing of $3 million for property, they should be aware of the following: • The beach is covered by environmentally sensitive beach and dune grasses. • Planned “improvements” ...

  • Letter: Leadership qualities set Breen apart

    I am writing to express my wholehearted support for Democrat Cathy Breen for the Maine Senate in District 25. During her tenure as chairwoman of the Falmouth Town Council, Cathy, while very supportive of the schools in general, was never shy about probing into the particulars of our budget and ch...

  • Letter: Denno's experience is right for the House

    I’m writing to offer my enthusiastic support for Cumberland Democrat Dale Denno who is running in House District 45. I’ve known Dale for over 30 years and find him to be thoughtful, intelligent, and able to respectfully listen to divergent opinions. In the next session of the L...

  • Letter: Scarborough youth hockey players deserve a rink

    We are a family with two Scarborough High School hockey players and we know all too well what it’s like to wake up at 4 a.m. to make a 5:30 a.m. team practice. Hockey is a sport that draws dedicated players and families. Early morning practices are part of the hockey culture, but it’s...

  • The Universal Notebook: Perplexed by Poliquin

    Although I do not live in the 2nd Congressional District and cannot vote in the race between Democrat Emily Cain and Republican Bruce Poliquin, I recently made a small contribution to Cain’s campaign. Why? Because the last thing the good people of Maine need is to add to the ranks of...

  • Abby's Road: What I've learned from a decade of marriage

    My husband and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. Here is what I have learned about marriage during that time. Marriage is hard. Parenting is harder. Parenting your spouse is oddly satisfying. At the wedding, there is talk of patience and sharing and love taking root to...