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  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Letter: Re-elect DeChant in Bath House District 52

    We are all fortunate to live in a beautiful state. But we also know that our state suffers from an economy that has yet to fully recover from the crash of 2008, and one that lags behind the rest of New England in job creation and economic opportunity. This election provides Mainers the cha...

  • Letter: Re-elect Daughtry in House District 49

    The citizens of Maine will be the big winners if the voters of House District 49 re-elect Democrat Mattie Daughtry to serve as their representative in Augusta. Daughtry has finished her first term in the Maine Legislature with an excellent record of activity and accomplishment. Notably, Ma...

  • Letter: Collins always votes, but not for Maine

    We see her marching through (strangely empty) halls of Congress, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on her way to uphold her perfect record of casting votes. But is she marching for Maine, or for Republican leader Mitch McConnell? A look at her actual votes raises this question, especially compared with vot...

  • Letter: Give Falmouth the library it deserves

    We are writing to express our family’s support of the Falmouth Memorial Library expansion. Everyone we speak to loves libraries. We can’t think of any community place that is as inviting and open to everyone; that every citizen can go to for enjoyment, collaboration, meeting people, a...

  • Letter: Vote no, keep Freeport in RSU 5

    I urge you to vote no on Freeport’s withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5. Freeport residents trusted the town of Freeport to prepare objective data about the effects of withdrawal and this did not happen. This biased investigation was staffed by the very group of people who sought withdra...

  • Letter: Op-ed wrong about Falmouth library proposal

    As a trustee of Falmouth Memorial Library, I would like to point out some inaccuracies in M. Roberts Hunt’s op-ed last week (...

  • Letter: Re-elect Chipman in House District 40

    I am writing in support of state Rep. Ben Chipman's re-election to the Maine Legislature. As a member of the School Board, I follow our state officials' work in regard to education. Last spring, when students at the University of Southern Maine protested cuts to faculty and courses, Chipma...

  • Letter: Bring local control back to Freeport schools

    Inside Regional School Unit 5, we have budget battles drawn on town lines, cost sharing confusion, and a looming high school classroom expansion – all dangerously paired with a student exodus. Absent proven, significant educational or financial advantages to a regional school unit, loc...