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  • The Universal Notebook: Season's greetings and other political corrections

    Season’s Greetings, dear readers in Forecasterland, (& various others appended by ampersand). We wish holiday cheer and a glorious year end To citizens public & private, old foe & good friend. Bonne Année, Messrs. LePage et Michaud, (Whi...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Is Maine really the greatest place?

    Is Maine the greatest state in the country? Is America the greatest country? In its debut episode a few years ago, the television show "The Newsroom," written by Aaron Sorkin, featured an opening scene where a fictional cable TV news anchor played by Jeff Daniels is asked by a college stud...

  • 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...

  • Letter: Send Payeur, Manchester to the Legislature

    Republicans Cathy Manchester and Greg Payeur have both proven they are smart, fair, committed, and most importantly, listen carefully to all sides before making informed, balanced decisions. After witnessing hyper-partisan politics a little too up close and personal, we deserve to be represented ...

  • Letter: No on 2 to keep Cumberland 'special'

    Residents of Cumberland circulated a petition and collected 600 signatures from voters to bring to ballot referendum Question 2. The wording is cumbersome and confusing, but it all comes down to character. Cumberland has always had a character of integrity and timelessness that appeals to ...

  • Letter: Yes on Cumberland waterfront purchase

    What a great time to be part of history. This is not really about you or me. It’s about access to Casco Bay for all Cumberland residents. Forever. The ballot question is very cryptic. It essentially says, should Cumberland buy a piece of land for $3 million? Here’s how t...