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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: Another vote for ranked-choice voting

    I agree with Andy Jones' letter: we need to be able to vote for the person we think is the best candidate, without calculating whether that w...

  • Letter: Blame Payson family, not Cumberland land trust

    As the Payson property continues its transformation from a sleepy private estate to a property with substantial new houses and public water access for area residents, it is important to remember that this transformation was put into action in largest part by the Payson family members who not only...

  • Letter: Falmouth Lions thank community for support

    The Falmouth Lions would like to thank the generous community for making our recent auction a success. For the fourth year in a row we have generated over $20,000 for various charitable uses. We also thank Falmouth Public Works, Falmouth Boy Scouts and other friends whom we could not have done wi...

  • Letter: Money seemingly is no object in Portland

    The Portland City Council must spend all their time thinking up ways to spend money: two-way traffic on High and State streets, moving the Public Services Department, and on and on it goes – not to mention all the money the city gives away to developers and the boo-boos that have been made ...

  • Letter: Don't blame drivers for Portland's unsafe streets

    Your recent story on the feasibility of converting State and High streets in Portland to two-way traffic was right on target, but left out...

  • The Right View: The living history that is Pearl Harbor

    I know the Maine Legislature is a madhouse these days, and there’s lots to talk about there. But I’ve just returned from Pearl Harbor, and am compelled to share the experience. For those who have never been, you should put it on your bucket list. I don’t know if it’...

  • The Universal Notebook: The land we love (and the governor we don't)

    The land we love used to be a third of an acre in Yarmouth. Now it’s half an acre in Brunswick. We are slowly making it our own, shaping it by hand into what we want it to be before we move on. For 32 years, we worked on our Yarmouth yard, cutting down swamp alder and filling in the ...

  • Letter: Religion is as good a reason as any for law

    Advocating "physician-assisted suicide," Edgar Allen Beem writes that "As a person of faith(?), I am frankly sick and tired of the Catholic Church and religious conservatives trying to force their beliefs on society as a whole." This is an example of the muddled thinking and hypocrisy that...