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  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s make a deal, Mr. Cutler

    Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler got a bit of a boost last week when independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed him. Sen. King and Mr. Cutler seem to share the belief that only an independent can break through partisan gridlock to get things done. The only trouble with that ...

  • Abby's Road: After a Trapper Keeper snaps shut, it never lets go

    The iconic portrait of my life features me at the tender age of 7. It can be attributed to my mother, who snapped it on whatever predated the disposable camera. At least one of my sisters was likely hugging her knee at the time. In the calm second my mother’s pointer finger was able ...

  • Forecaster Forum: South Portland tar sands ordinance has unintended consequences

    For 70 years, crude oil has been transported via pipeline from South Portland to Montreal. Environmental activists now fear the pipeline will be reversed to carry Canadian “tar sands” crude to South Portland, for subsequent transport to North American or offshore refineries. To...

  • Letter: Pierce for state rep in House District 44

    I am supporting Democrat Teresa Pierce to represent House District 44 in the state Legislature. Teresa understands that growth must ensure the protection of our natural resources and environment. She has worked to preserve open space in Falmouth and has championed renewable energies and energy ef...

  • Letter: Praise for Yarmouth's emergency storm response

    My family would like to thank Yarmouth Public Safety and the Yarmouth Fire Department for their combined efforts the night of Aug. 13. Many folks had problems with the heavy rain our area received that night, and their prompt response and professional demeanor came to our rescue when we needed it...

  • Letter: Women's issues resonate with Breen

    I support Democrat Cathy Breen’s candidacy for state Senate. For me, her views on women’s issues are critical. She supports equal pay for equal work, affordable health care for women, and a women’s right to choose – basic women's rights. Her past experience w...

  • Letter: Former GOP candidate backs Democrat Denno

    I had the unique opportunity to spend all of primary day talking with the two candidates running to represent Cumberland in the Maine House of Representatives. It became clear that Democrat Dale Denno has the experience and knowledge to be the most effective voice for our community. I don&...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith ignores LePage's real record

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and Julie McDonald-Smith sees only the best in our governor LePage through her rose-colored glasses. I’m an independent critical thinker, observant, and find her opinion on the LePage record to be incomplete, thus inaccurate. It’s curious that she...

  • Letter: Send Vitelli back to the state Senate

    As the November election draws near, it’s clear that Mainers need leaders like state Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, who are creative, experienced and will put economic opportunity and jobs ahead of ideology. During her term representing Senate District 19, Vitelli has served on the...

  • The Universal Notebook: Literary exiles in Maine

    Some of the most interesting writers who ever worked in Maine did not write about Maine. When it comes to Maine, I’m as chauvinistic as a native gets, a local yokel who never ventured very far afield, but for some reason I have rarely been interested in Maine writers, with the possible exce...