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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: Re-elect Gideon to Freeport House seat

    I am writing in support of Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon for re-election to the Maine House representing District 48. As a long-time Freeport resident and member of the board of directors and treasurer of Freeport Community Services, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Sara on a ...

  • Letter: Bellows embodies traditional Maine ideals

    Hannibal Hamlin of Maine had the courage to oppose slavery. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine had the courage to speak out against McCarthyism. Until recently, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was another voice for reason, moderation and even (gasp!), liberalism. No more. The leaders of the deeply conf...

  • Letter: Don't decriminalize marijuana in South Portland

    I write to urge South Portland voters not to fall for the Marijuana Policy Project's national line that marijuana is "less harmful than alcohol." The harm from marijuana use or alcohol abuse is real. Degrees of harm are not the issue when you are a youth being offered a joint/beer by a using pare...

  • Letter: House GOP leader urges Sirocki re-election

    Rep. Heather Sirocki has been a strong voice in the House for responsible government over the last four years. The people of Scarborough and all of Maine have benefited from her extensive knowledge and willingness to learn the ins and outs of a variety of issues that impact Mainers. Heather&rsquo...

  • Letter: Send Costa to Portland council from District 4

    For the first time in 30 years, District 4 residents in Portland will choose a new city councilor. As an active community member and engaged parent I feel it is important to have a councilor representing our district who knows the issues and people involved. That is why I am proud to support Just...

  • Letter: Elect Pierce in House District 44

    I am writing to say how pleased I am that Teresa Pierce is running as the Democratic candidate for state representative in Falmouth House District 44. A committed community volunteer, having served on the Falmouth Town Council for six years, throughout her tenure, she showed a commitment to respe...

  • Letter: Greely PTO did great job with 'Grand Event'

    We would like to thank the Greely PTO members for organizing the Oct. 8 "Grand Event" at the Mabel I. Wilson School. What a wonderful way to engage grandparents in the education of their grandchild (or grandchildren). A very creative format, lots of smiling volunteers greeting us at every ...

  • Letter: Teacher backs Costa for City Council

    This November, Portland’s District 4 will choose a new city councilor for the first time in more than 30 years. As a teacher at Deering High School, I strongly believe that we need someone who supports our values and has a strong history of creating lasting and effective change. Just...