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  • Editorial: North Yarmouth sends the wrong message by pulling the plug

    If you're of a certain age, you probably remember the opening narration of the early 1960s sci-fi TV show, "The Outer Limits": "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will brin...

  • The Universal Notebook: Art in my life

    For the most part, my life in art has remained pretty much out of these columns, except perhaps when I was inveighing against our benighted governor a few years ago for his political attack on the Maine Labor History Mural for being too pro-labor. But art has been a big part of my personal and pr...

  • Letter: McCreight promises to listen, learn in Augusta

    I write to express my sincere thanks to the voters of House District 51 (Harpswell, West Bath, East Brunswick) for electing me as your representative to the Maine House. I am humbled by the support I received and the trust you have placed in me. I am truly grateful for our democratic process and ...

  • Letter: Cumberland decision a good deal for developer

    I would like to congratulate the future developer of the Payson property at 179 Foreside Road, Cumberland, for the victory on the Nov. 4 ballot. The citizens of Cumberland will now spend $4.8 million ($3 million plus interest) for 1 1/2 fragile miles of hiking trails, a price set by the appraiser...

  • Letter: Falmouth bag poll only scratches the surface

    Well there you have it. Based on a survey of 270 Falmouth residents at the polls (I voted early and missed it) it seems the powers at Town Hall have divined the will of the people and seem ready to move ahead on the latest eco-adventure: a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. I’m not mu...

  • Letter: Brunswick Rep.-elect Tucker appreciates support

    Thank you to Brunswick voters for choosing me to represent District 50 in the Maine House of Representatives for the next two years. This is a privilege and an honor. New state legislators will be sworn in on Dec. 3, the filing date for new legislation is Dec. 19, and the 127th Maine Legis...

  • Letter: Millett thanks voters in Senate District 29

    I would like to thank all of the residents of South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough who voted this past election and helped make Maine No. 1 in the country for voter turnout. I am honored to have been re-elected as your state senator and am delighted to be given the opportunity to contin...

  • Letter: Dogs still creating problems at Willard Beach

    Summer before last I was so incensed I was going to sit down and compose a note, but never got to it. Last week our granddaughter was knocked down and bitten (not badly, thank goodness) by a "voice controlled" dog on Willard Beach. This pushed me to act. We love our dogs in this family; it was on...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: We the (broken) people, Part 1

    When you Google “government broken,” you get 210 million results – and a Google display that suggests the scope of the search broke Google. It seems to be a universal truth in America, here in Maine and in many our of local municipalities, that the majority of voters and ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Sour grapes? Sore loser? Not me

    OK, I admit it, I got it all wrong. I thought Gov. Paul LePage had little chance of being re-elected after abusing and insulting the people of Maine for four years, but apparently Mainers like being abused and insulted. Not me. LePage rode back into office on the big red wave...