Monday, May 16, 2022
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Maine’s ‘right to food’ isn’t a license to hunt

Hunters and legislators have failed for 140 years to overturn Maine’s historic ban on Sunday hunting. Now a group calling itself Maine Hunters United...

Your Viewpoint: Portland’s Orwellian Charter Commission

Credit some Charter Commission members for breaking with their progressive peers to vote against the off-the-rails process of the governance committee. The overall commission’s...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: Life, unbalanced

The dream: Swimming alone underwater in some murky sea, holding in my hands the middle of a strong string or line. I can breathe....
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: An offer they couldn’t refuse

I’m not saying Gov. Janet Mills employs a team of goons who drag her political opponents into a secret chamber in the Statehouse and...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Mills opposes tribes, fellow Democrats

If Gov. Janet Mills fails to win reelection, her loss may well hinge on her stance against tribal sovereignty, something most Democrats favor.  I am...

Your Viewpoint: Collins should trademark ‘Maybe’

The Week, a national news magazine, conducts a weekly contest utilizing a specific item from a recent story. In the April 29 issue, Meghan...
Bre Kidman

Unpacking the Sausage: A purr-fect love

I want to tell you a love story.   Nico, my 18-year-old teacup panther, died on April 13. Love is knowing I’d trade nearly anything to...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Imaginary legislating

According to Democratic state Sen. Susan Deschambault of Biddeford, all that’s needed to make everything in Maine perfect is to convince the Legislature to...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Be true to your school

As the city of Portland toys with the idea of consolidating its high schools, I find myself of two minds about the possible merger....

Another Viewpoint: Coal shouldn’t be welcome in Portland

Coal dims our future. That is the first thought that comes to mind when I see big piles of the combustible black rock on...