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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Semi-happy birthday to me

    Today is my birthday and I’m only feeling semi-happy. Despite more than a few cards, and cakes of various sizes and flavors from family, friends and well-wishers, I’m just not that connected to the event of my birth from more than half a century ago. I was born in a year...

  • Short Relief: In LePage v. the Legislature, don't count the governor out

    There is some merit to the governor's positions on whether asylum seekers should get General Assistance and whether he vetoed the Legislature's bill authorizing it. The problem is the governor doesn't explain his positions well, the media isn't inclined to help him, and any merit to his po...

  • Letter: Leavitt for Cumberland council

    Cumberland is fortunate to have Sally Leavitt stand for Town Council. As a lifelong resident of Cumberland, she understands the needs of the town and its diverse communities. She has expressed new ideas and approaches to address the many challenges our town is currently facing. Sally was v...

  • Letter: Support for Falmouth council rules

    I am writing to voice my support for the Falmouth Town Council’s decision to unanimously pass a resolution that condemns name-calling, personal attacks and abusive language during meetings and in correspondence. This comes after months of behavior that Councilor Fred Chase described as ne... 1

  • Letter: Miller for Falmouth School Board

    I would like to endorse Marna Miller as a candidate for the Falmouth School Board. It has been my good fortune to have known Marna for over five years, and during that time she has proved to be an enthusiastic advocate for her children's education. Marna has always taken a great interest in the...

  • 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 ...

  • Letter: Fight cancer at Brunswick Relay for Life

    Just as the effects of a challenging economy are felt by families in every community, cancer, too, has a far-reaching impact. No matter how the stock market is performing or what the current unemployment rate may be, there are still many people battling a cancer diagnosis and many others who are ...