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  • The Right View: Film raises the question of a world without 'America'

    Dinesh D'Souza's "America" was not what I was expecting. In the promotions for the documentary, D’Souza states, “America. Imagine what the world would be like without her.” It was a fascinating concept to me, to see one person’s interpretation of what the world woul...

  • The Universal Notebook: Confessions of a (recovering) soccer dad

    Our daughter Tess played soccer from the time she was a little girl until she got to college. Prior to her taking up the sport, I had little or no interest in the game. Then we lived the devoted lives of soccer moms and dads through travel team to premier and high school varsity soccer. It...

  • Letter: State rep backs Breen for state Senate

    Many challenges await Maine’s next Legislature, among them investing and strengthening opportunities in education for students at all levels and providing the highest quality infrastructure to attract the new investment and employers necessary to secure our economic future. Cathy Breen, a D...

  • The Universal Notebook: Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016

    Remember back in 1998, when then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton alleged that there was a “vast right-wing conspiracy” behind all the attacks on her husband? Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, Monica Lewinsky – heck the dirt bags of the rig...

  • Letter: Vote Woods if you care about jobs, dollars

    I support Steve Woods in the Senate District 25 Democratic primary because he’s intelligent and independent-minded, with a respect for individual rights and a nonpartisan way of doing business. I like that Steve has entrepreneurial experience and has run a successful business, supports pay ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Ready for USM as 'Metro University'?

    When I attended the University of Southern Maine in the 1970s, the university was in the midst of merging the University of Maine in Portland (UMP) with Gorham State College (formerly Gorham Academy, Gorham Normal School and Gorham State Teachers College) to form the University of Maine at Portla...

  • Abby's Road: These are a few of my least favorite things

    I think a lot about pet peeves, including their definition. The “peeve” indicates that they must be an annoyance. The “pet” modifier, though, means they’re special, because they’re mine. There are plenty of things that annoy me, but they distingui...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Great teachers change lives

    Wow. That’s what I thought when I looked at the White House website on May 2 and saw President Barack Obama hugging Karen MacDonald, a teacher from King Middle School, at the ceremony honoring state Teachers of the Year. Karen MacDonald, Maine’s 2014 Teacher of the Year,...

  • Letter: Beem, scientists right about climate change

    As a retired high school science teacher, I would like to commend Edgar Allen Beem for bringing attention to the urgency of the climate crisis, and for pointing out that the overwhelming consensus among climate scientists is that the crisis is man-made (

  • Letter: McBrady for Falmouth Town Council

    Falmouth folks, you have a great opportunity to put a fine man on the Town Council. That man is Charles McBrady. Mr. McBrady is a true supporter of the Constitution of the USA as well as the Constitution of the state of Maine, and fiscal responsibility. His family are long­-time Falmou...