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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: Support the SAD 51 budget

    If you’re still on the fence about the School Administrative District 51 budget, I’d like to urge you to vote yes and get behind a long-range plan of sustainability. Hold the line: June 8 will be the fourth vote to authorize the district to expend the same dollar amount. This ...

  • Letter: Otten for Maine governor

    As a mother to two children who will be raised and educated in Maine, the upcoming gubernatorial election is very important to their future. An important issue for many Maine families is the ability for our children to find jobs and to be able to stay in Maine and raise their own families. For ou...

  • Letter: Perfetti, Moriarty in Cumberland

    Voting for Michael Perfetti for a second term on the Cumberland Town Council is a vote for collaborative governance that is often missing in town politics. I have known Mike for 10 years. We served together on a town-wide effort to secure land, raise funds and qualify Cumberland workforce ...

  • Letter: Yes on Question 2

    The combination of greater energy independence, creation of green jobs and making immediate energy savings is a tough combination to beat, but that’s just what Maine voters will get if we approve Question 2 on the June ballot. Question 2, a $26.5 million bond issue, funds $15.5 mill...

  • The Universal Notebook: Welcome to the Grand Old (Tea) Party

    So where were the responsible adults when the Tea Party yahoos of the Knox County delegation to the Republican state convention were on their search-and-destroy mission at King Middle School in Portland? Their McCarthy-esque hunt led them to rummage through a teacher’s supplies, stea... 6

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Plans underway to improve elementary school buildings

    I was shocked to see the condition of most of Portland’s public elementary school buildings when I arrived last March as the district’s superintendent-elect. I recognize that strong teacher-student relationships are far more important than facilities. However, the building def...

  • Letter: Yes on Question 1

    The TV ads have started. Maine voters are asked to vote no on a plan to raise income taxes in a bad economy. These messages do not tell the whole story. The new law which was passed on June 12, 2009,would add new sales taxes on such services as car repairs, boat moorings and movie tickets....

  • Letter: Vote for debt reduction

    The discussions during the Democratic gubernatorial debates were distressing to say the least, and illustrate how out of touch our elected officials truly are. Libby Mitchell's comments about "investing" in a bond measure and Steve Rowe's statement that the "complexities of the economic problems ...