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  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Letter: Yes on South Portland marijuana question

    I urge my fellow South Portland residents to vote for the marijuana ordinance. Adults should be allowed to use marijuana in the privacy of their homes, if they so choose. We as a society have said it is acceptable to use alcohol, so why not marijuana, a safer substance? Public use would remain il...

  • Letter: RSU withdrawal would hit Freeport athletics

    Before moving to Freeport, my family did a lot of research on school systems, and concluded that the public education offered by Regional School Unit 5 is better than where we were moving from. My oldest son is a gifted math student and he’s had a first-rate educational experience. He has b...

  • Letter: Vote Beeley for Scarborough town councilor

    Roger Beeley is running for the Scarborough Town Council. I think that is great news and urge all Scarborough residents to wholeheartedly support his candidacy. I met Roger well over 25 years ago after coming to work for the Scarborough Economic Development Corp. I have worked with him on a numbe...

  • Letter: Payeur for District 44 state representative

    Voters in Falmouth will have the opportunity to elect a lifelong Falmouth resident in House District 44. His name is Greg Payeur. I’ve known Greg for most of my life because he and I were in the same class in the Falmouth school system. After high school Greg joined the Marine Corps and ser...

  • Letter: Waeldner for Yarmouth Town Council

    I speak in support of Rob Waeldner for Town Council in Yarmouth without reservation. I have had the pleasure and the privilege of working closely with Rob as a member of the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce executive committee when I was its president. He has lived in Yarmouth long enough to understa...

  • Letter: Former legislator backs Breen for state Senate

    Democrat Cathy Breen will make an excellent state senator in Senate District 25 (Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, Long Island, and parts of Westbrook). Having served in the Maine Legislature from 2008-2012, I know how much of a learning curve the work entails, and Breen's i...

  • Letter: Library holds a special 'place' in Falmouth

    Recently I was researching what the experts are saying about the future of libraries in this digital age. I was most struck by the role of public libraries as a “third place.” A third place in a community is a place that’s neither home nor work, but another environment where peo...

  • Letter: Withdrawal from RSU 5 will hurt Freeport

    Last summer, the Freeport Town Council received a sobering report on the financial and educational impact of Freeport withdrawing from Regional School Unit 5. Since then, I've been skeptical about withdrawal. Like many others, I've been waiting for more data. The latest numbers, developed by the ...