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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: Vote yes on Falmouth library renovation

    I wholeheartedly support the referendum to pay for half the cost of bringing the Falmouth Memorial Library into the 21st century. For years, library trustees have documented the need to expand. Study after study has investigated how much space is needed, how to address the mildew and water...

  • Letter: Bike-riding Portland councilor sets poor example

    I see on the front page of your Oct. 1 Portland edition a photo with Portland City Councilor Kevin Donoghue bicycle-riding with a group along Baxter Boulevard on a ride organized by the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. I might suggest that the committee offer some friendly advice to Donogh...

  • Letter: Chace is the choice in House District 46

    As native Mainers now in our 80s, we are pleased at the candidacy of Republican Paul Chace in our new House District 46, covering North Yarmouth, Durham and half of Pownal. He brings a breath of fresh air to our representation in Augusta and has an affinity toward us older people. As a bus...

  • Letter: Denno deserves election in House District 45

    I am writing to support the candidacy of Democrat Dale Denno in Maine House District 45. I have known Dale for 30 years as an engaged citizen of the Cumberland community and as a fellow School Board member. As a School Board member Dale was always well-informed, positive in his attitudes, ...

  • Letter: Falmouth intersection needs a traffic light

    I live on Woodville Road near the Falmouth schools. For the past 30 years I’ve had to leave for work at the same time as traffic gets busy on this road. I try to leave early every day so I won’t have to fight through the gridlock in front of my driveway. I believe some of this could b...

  • Letter: Denno for state rep in House District 45

    We enthusiastically support Democrat Dale Denno for our state representative from District 45. Dale's experience working in both the business and public sectors will be invaluable in Augusta and his ability to look at Maine’s challenges in a strategic way, seeing both the short- and long-te...

  • Letter: Falmouth library will cost less to operate

    As a trustee of Falmouth Memorial Library, I am in favor of the library expansion. Being an architect with an interest in giving back to this great community, I joined the board of trustees last September. The design for the expansion represents countless hours of collaboration between des...

  • Letter: Developer praises Cumberland process

    I would like to let the people of Cumberland know that I have been to hundreds of municipal meetings in my career, but rarely have I been to one as thoughtful as the public hearing on Monday, Oct. 6, on the proposal for oceanfront and forest access that my company has in front of the town. To see...