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  • Abby's Road: My hope for happiness

    She ran with a soft smile on her face, her footfalls quiet, her toes pointed. Every third step, she leaped off the ground, raising her hands above her head and extending her fingers with a dancer’s grace. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, her cadence seemed to be putting her i...

  • The Universal Notebook: The fine-art confidence game

    A Portland art gallery has the local art scene buzzing over the propriety of charging artists to exhibit their work. That battle was fought and largely won by the Union of Maine Visual Artists back in the 1980s, when artist-activist Carlo Pittore led the charge against museums and gallerie...

  • 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...

  • Forecaster Forum: Good reasons for Freeport to leave RSU 5

    The good news about the Nov. 4 referendum regarding the withdrawal of Freeport from Regional School Unit 5 is that, no matter the outcome, the children of Freeport, Pownal and Durham can, and hopefully will, continue to be well served in their schools. Nonetheless, factors both economic an...

  • Forecaster Forum: Withdrawal from RSU 5 is too costly for Freeport

    Freeport voters need and deserve to understand the potential financial consequence of withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5, our union with Durham and Pownal for public education. Whether by lack of curiosity or by suppression, elected and appointed officials able to provide this information hav...

  • Letter: McCreight eager to serve House District 51

    As a Democratic candidate for House District 51, Mainers are generously taking their time to share their concerns with me: the senior citizen from West Bath barely scraping by on Social Security, the young Brunswick resident excited about voting for the first time, the Harpswell parent concerned ...

  • Letter: A response to columnist's school criticism

    I am writing in response to Julie McDonald-Smith’s column regarding community schools ("The Right View: Beware the 'Community S...

  • Letter: Brunswick Rep. Daughtry deserves another term

    On Nov. 4, I urge all voters in House District 49 to re-elect Democratic state Rep. Mattie Daughtry and send her back to Augusta to continue her successful work representing Brunswick. Mattie made the decision after college to return to her home town and pursue a career in the arts. She has devel...

  • Letter: Vote no, keep Freeport schools intact

    I'm a father of four kids, and I've seen first-hand the benefits of Regional School Unit 5. I'm writing to urge Freeport voters to vote no to breaking up our schools. My oldest son, who is a junior at Freeport High School, has been academically and athletically challenged in the school sys...

  • Letter: No need to change nature of Harris Road

    When we moved to my childhood home on Harris Road it was a bumpy dirt road. The road was paved a few years later, it started on Tuttle and went to the power lines. During my elementary years we had nine neighbors and we knew everyone's name. Over time more homes were built, and the road expanded ...