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  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s make a deal, Mr. Cutler

    Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler got a bit of a boost last week when independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed him. Sen. King and Mr. Cutler seem to share the belief that only an independent can break through partisan gridlock to get things done. The only trouble with that ...

  • Abby's Road: After a Trapper Keeper snaps shut, it never lets go

    The iconic portrait of my life features me at the tender age of 7. It can be attributed to my mother, who snapped it on whatever predated the disposable camera. At least one of my sisters was likely hugging her knee at the time. In the calm second my mother’s pointer finger was able ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Phil & Ethan & Hannah & Roger

    Amid all the partisanship and polarization that characterizes the political life of Maine and the nation these days, it’s refreshing to see Republicans and Democrats who can get along in public. Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling and Hannah Pingree and Roger Katz seem to have carved o...

  • 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...