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  • Letter: Martin's Point plan will increase local traffic

    I am concerned by the Martin’s Point proposal for the development of the Hamlin School property on Route 77, at the intersection with Sawyer Street, in South Portland. My daughter attends preschool at Casco Bay Montessori School on the corner of Parrot Street and Route 77. We often walk to ...

  • Capitol Notebook: No more help for immigrants? No more 'phantom ballots'?

    Lewiston Mayor Robert McDonald surprised some observers at a legislative hearing last week with a comment he made about Somali residents in his city. The combative mayor has in the past been critical of the influx of Somali refugees who have settled in Lewiston. But at the hearing, ...

  • Letter: Columnist's praise for Netanyahu unfounded

    Julie McDonald-Smith’s recent column, "Let’s talk about shame," is demagoguery at its worst. She attempts to vilify those who are determined to keep us out of an unnecessary war. Smith ...

  • Letter: Delogu misses the mark on job creation

    In response to Orlando Delogu’s recent opinion piece “Reducing Maine income taxes will not create jobs,” I have to...

  • Short Relief: GA in Portland may fall short of the law

    I read the law regarding General Assistance and the state Department of Health and Human Services audit report on Portland's program. Here's what I learned. Maine's General Assistance program is a partnership between the state and municipal governments that provides assistance to the needy...

  • The Right View: Let's talk about shame

    Shame \ˈshām\, noun: a feeling of guilt, regret or sadness that you have because you know you have done something wrong; ability to feel guilt, regret or embarrassment; dishonor or disgrace; something that brings censure or reproach. You know, when shame is not applied equally to elected...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: It takes a state to support education

    One of my core values is that it takes an entire community to ensure the success of our public schools. That doesn’t mean just our local community. As our legislators work in Augusta to decide how much to allocate in state funding to local school districts, I’d like to point out that ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Are you really my friend?

    Every once in a while it occurs to me that I don’t really know many of the people with whom I interact regularly. I work for a number of newspaper, magazine and book editors, for example, whom I have never met in person. We have cordial professional relationships online, some of which go ba...

  • Letter: Dog owners must take responsibility

    Exercise is vital to our health and well-being. The same is true of our dogs. In this area, we are fortunate to have an abundance of natural regions that allow us to enjoy the landscape with our canine counterparts. We should all feel welcome to enjoy these areas, shouldn’t we? My fo...

  • Letter: Need more 'diatribes' like McDonald-Smith's

    Over the last few months of Julie McDonald-Smith's tenure as a columnist, it seems that more than a few discerning readers have noticed how wrong her "right view" is. But don't get me wrong, Julie. I applaud the editor's choice of bringing your "visions" to the public's scrutiny. So rather...