Monday, January 24, 2022

Our Viewpoint: Hope for the New Year

There is a clear danger in anticipating a new year and looking for some hope as we turn the calendar from the disaster of...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: Objects in the rearview mirror are closer than they...

This is the time of year when columnists, having run out of good ideas, turn to a year-end review to get them past yet...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Billion-dollar bafflement

Is there a more devious entity than Central Maine Power Co.? Well, Dr. Oz comes to mind. But here in Maine, CMP pretty much has...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Let’s hear it for (the end of) 2021

Well folks, another year’s in the books, A year of insurgents, viruses, conspirators, crooks, Variants from Delta to Omicron. Our Greek-letter society of death and disease marches...

Another Viewpoint: Campaign was a labor of love, learning

Although I lost my bid for an at-large Portland City Council seat, I would not trade the experience of running for office for anything....
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Windfall blues

Your miserly Uncle Bezos just died and left you a million bucks. Now, you have to decide how to spend it. You could be sensible...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: The threat to Roe v. Wade

Fifty-nine percent of Americans (that’s 62 percent of women and 56 percent of men) believe women should have the right to terminate a pregnancy...
Bre Kidman

Unpacking the Sausage: ‘Personal responsibility’ is crappy public policy

In the grand millennial tradition, I picked up a side hustle walking my friends’ adorable dogs a few days a week. As southern Maine’s...

Your Viewpoint: What ails Portland’s trees?

I watched with interest the process of rebuilding the sidewalk in Bayside where the trees were planted (Portland Phoenix, Dec. 1). I did not like...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: Time flies, but we’re all pilots

“Time is on my side, yes it is.” — Rolling Stones, 1965 Actually, no it isn’t. Far from it, and anyone who took that advice 56...