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  • Letter: Hoffer is the source for high school sports

    As the parent of a high school athlete, I always look forward to Michael Hoffer's wonderful coverage of games. His detailed observation of the contest is always put into the context of the teams' histories and futures. His enthusiasm for high school sports infuses everything he writes, and he alw...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: It's Stevoe versus the status quo

    Let me begin this new column with a proper introduction; my name is Stevoe and I’m an unreasonable man through and through. This self-designation is borrowed from George Bernard Shaw and his maxim, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists i...

  • Letter: Pierce will provide support for environment

    Falmouth is very fortunate to have Democrat Teresa Pierce running in state House District 44 in November. Teresa is a dedicated supporter of the environment and knows its value as quality of life to Maine citizens and as an economic driver across the state. During her recent tenure on the Falmout...

  • Letter: Support expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library

    I am in favor of the Falmouth Memorial Library expansion. The current site is next to the business district, where the library belongs. The design is appropriate. It keeps the good and replaces the outdated. The volume level will go from the noisy children’s center through an expanded compu...

  • Letter: Byrnes pushed Bath arts center in new direction

    As the Chocolate Church Arts Center embarks on the 2014-2015 performance season, it is appropriate to publicly thank outgoing President Joe Byrnes for his support of CCAC. A little over a year ago, CCAC was in dire financial straits and the community was threatened with the loss of its ico...

  • Letter: Columnist ignores shortfalls of LePage policies

    In response to Julie MacDonald-Smith's list of candidate accomplishments: ignoring the demonizing of Gov. Paul LePage's public personality, focus only on policy. The administration's refusal to expand Medicaid as covered by the Affordable Care Law has cost the state hundreds of millions of dollar...

  • The Universal Notebook: Monopolizing the medium

    If the Federal Communications Commission and U.S. Department of Justice antitrust lawyers ever had an easy-peasy, slam-dunk decision to make, it is to deny the proposed merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast. Just about the only parties who think that merging the cable colossi is a great ...

  • Abby's Road: Walking on eggshells in my own back yard

    The acorns are falling, the leaves not far behind, And I’m bracing for what will occupy the mind Of the man who designed and built a chicken coop, That he filled with actual chickens who roam our yard in a loop. “They are beautiful!” he lies to me on...

  • Policy Wonk: Disinvestment in UMaine is staggering

    In 1968, the University of Maine System was founded, pulling seven campuses under a single board and chancellor. The Legislature appropriated 15.2 percent of undedicated state revenues to meet the operating budget of the system. In 2013, the Legislature appropriated 6.3 percent of undedica...

  • Forecaster Forum: Lost history, found awareness

    As this summer waned, the national hot topic once again concerned racism. In Ferguson, Missouri, a police officer shot and killed a black teenager named Michael Brown, whose hands were raised in surrender. We had the same conversation a summer ago after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimm...