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Opinion

  • Letter: Newman column ignores Israeli 'stranglehold'

    In his recent column, Perry B. Newman compared the good life in Israel to the miseries in Gaza, arguing that Gazans would live likewise if only they’d oust Hamas. What Newman ignores is Israel’s stranglehold on Gaza’s economy, severely restricting exports as well as impor...

  • Letter: Channelization for Cumberland rail crossings

    I am writing to voice my support for the railroad crossing quiet zone in Cumberland. We live next to the train tracks at the Muirfield Road crossing and feel that safety should be the primary focus of this discussion. The new Downeaster trains will be going upwards of 60 mph, and rather than coun... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: A happy bird is a $100 bird

    A couple of years back, we ordered a goose for Christmas instead of our customary turkey. For some odd reason, how much the all-natural, free-range, organic bird was going to cost hadn’t occur to me until I went to pick it up at the corner grocer. Very tasty, but it’s hard to really e...

  • No Sugar Added: Finding a good medium is rare

    Have you ever been to a medium? Not a psychic. A medium. I saw a medium once. She told me all manner of fascinating things. And at the end of an hour filled with insights into children, business and family relationships, I exclaimed, “But wait! What about my love life?!” To whi...

  • Letter: Proud of Falmouth High School football

    I am not a die-hard football fan. However, I am a fan of Falmouth High School football since the team was founded by dedicated parents over 10 years ago. Boy, they have come a long way. Sure, I want to see a victory. We all would love to have the Class B football title pennant grace our school g...

  • Letter: Falmouth has a village that works

    Fulfillment is what I felt as I walked to the Shops at Falmouth Village. In 1999 I had succeeded in getting a referendum passed to protect the beautiful trees on the Little League ball field. I am 88 years old now and I use a walker. I walked down Depot Road, took a nice, cement path to th...

  • Editorial: Where we stand on same-day voter registration, gambling proposals

    Mainers will vote Nov. 8 on three controversial statewide ballot initiatives. Question 1, which would reverse the law that eliminated same-day voter registration, is a matter of voter turnout and Maine's integrity. An estimated 6 percent of votes in Maine’s last election were ... 1

  • Editorial: Where we stand on the Cumberland County Civic Center, Wentworth School bonds

    Two local referendum questions are on the Nov. 8 ballot. Residents throughout Cumberland County will be asked if the county should borrow $33 million to renovate the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, and voters in Scarborough will decide if the town should borrow $39 million to b...

  • The Universal Notebook: The over-under on Yarmouth issues

    Moving to Yarmouth in 1982 was one of the best decisions we ever made. The schools are great. There’s a real village center. A fine library. Active and engaged citizens. And the public life of Yarmouth is generally conducted with civility by reasonable people. Even folks who don’t agr... 11

  • The View From Away: The idiot's guide to Occupy Wall Street

    I am not up on current affairs. “Aggressively uninformed” is more like it. It’s self-preservation mostly. Thinking about the world’s actual problems makes me want to hyperventilate, and what the media choose to report aggravates me. Everything seems to lie somewhere on...