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  • 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...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth gun club neighbors oppose growth

    I am writing in response to the article “Cape Elizabeth gun club faces new obstacles.” Concerned neighbors did not seek to &ld...

  • The Right View: Obama’s lawlessness shocking on its face

    Our Republic is under assault, and the world is becoming more dangerous by the day. It’s difficult to choose which issue to opine about. Tens of thousands of children from Central America are flooding and overwhelming border agents in the southwest, and this human cargo is being tran...

  • Letter: Topsham Republican thanks voters for support

    I would like to thank my fellow Republicans in House District 54 for the vote of confidence you placed in me on June 10 to represent Topsham. Please know that if elected in November, I will work diligently on your behalf. During the weeks prior to the primary, I met so many great people in...

  • Letter: Critics' goal is privatization of VA medical system

    As a World War II veteran, I agree with Edgar Allen Beem that we don't adequately support the troops. However, I disagree with his analysis. Veterans Administration medical programs have served me well, at Togus and elsewhere. Delays in the VA's system are no worse than in the private sector....

  • Letter: South Portland ordinance is good for business, bad for tar sands

    South Portland is a great city blessed by a beautiful coastline. For hundreds of years the ocean has provided food, jobs, and recreation for local citizens and visitors. The Draft Ordinance Committee was tasked by the City Council to write an ordinance which will protect our coast from the danger...

  • Letter: Cumberland County sheriff thanks voters

    I want to thank you for your votes and support in the Democratic primary on June 10. I am so humbled and honored to serve as your sheriff for another four years. The employees of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office were able to accomplish a large number of initiatives and agency g...

  • The Universal Notebook: For sale by owner

    Having only purchased one house in my life and never having sold one, all this real estate stuff is new and strange to me. I can see why some viewers find the reality show (or is it realty show?) "Property Virgins" so compelling; you learn a lot about people when they go looking for a new home.

  • Abby's Road: For Mr. Spring, school's out forever

    Gary Spring was the best teacher I ever had. He was my history teacher for three years at Falmouth High School. Every day in his class was exciting, stimulating and absolutely terrifying. I never repeated that kind of classroom experience. I approached it during a philosophy class a...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Celebrating Portland's high school graduates

    Graduation season is one of the high points in my year. During the past month, I congratulated each of the nearly 1,000 students who graduated from our district’s high schools – Casco Bay, Deering, Portland, Portland Arts and Technology – and Portland Adult Education...