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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: Cutler for governor

    When meeting Eliot Cutler, one is quickly impressed with his enthusiasm, intellect, integrity and no-nonsense approach to getting things done. His plans are based on lowering the costs of energy, health care and government, while investing in our competitive advantages: our forests, farms, fisher...

  • Letter: Inside cats are safer cats

    For many years I have said to myself "you have to send that letter." Every time I see a new sign go up I kick myself for not doing it. Unfortunately this fall I have seen poster after poster, sign after sign, plea after plea from cat owners whose cats are missing. Some are cats who have simply sn...

  • Letter: LePage for governor

    I believe Paul LePage, now in his third term as Waterville’s Mayor, is definitely the real deal. Having opened his 15th Marden’s in Maine as well as having served earlier as a consultant for many other Maine businesses, LePage knows a lot about running a business. Likewise, he un... 1

  • Letter: Portland should cherish Narrow Gauge RR

    Regarding your article about the possible or probable loss of the Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, such a loss might little affect Portland's cultural life, but if Portland and Maine's pasts are of any importance, the city should be doing everything it can to keep the railroad and museum in Port...

  • Letter: Re-elect Sen. Gerzofsky

    I am writing in support of Stan Gerzofsky continuing as our state senator. As a longtime small business owner in Brunswick, I know Stan to be a integral crucial and tireless part of our local delegation. From his earliest days as a our state representative, Stan has been solicitous of me, both...

  • Letter: Falmouth should re-elect Nelson

    Rep. Mary Nelson has impressed me during her first term representing Falmouth in the state House and deserves to be elected again. She has been accessible to the public and to the Town Council to relay information and concerns back and forth so Falmouth’s voice can be heard in the Le...

  • The Universal Notebook: Cutler's anonymous critics keep the biggest secret

    Political campaigns have been doing opponent research and feeding unfavorable and unflattering tips to the news media for as long as I have been part of the media. But independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is being targeted by a form of opposition research I have never seen befo...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: National recognition for Portland schools

    Leading educators are using King Middle School and Casco Bay High School as models for schools throughout the country. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited King two weeks ago to see how an urban school achieves success. The stars of the show were King teachers, who brought home... 2