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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: 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...

  • The Universal Notebook: Bumping, grinding and moralizing

    High school students in Scarborough and Gorham recently walked out on school dances when school officials forbid them from grinding, a form of dancing in which a dancer typically rubs his/her pelvis against his/her partner’s backside. Disgusting, right? Lewd. Obscene. All decent folk...

  • Abby's Road: The young family and the sea

    Bobbing on the gentle waves of Casco Bay, we quietly willed the situation not to deteriorate. We were riding in a borrowed, eight-person motorboat. We had spent the morning cruising the coast. We were passing Diamond Cove and aiming for home and nap time. Out of the corner of my eye...

  • Policy Wonk: Maine’s health care policy is costly

    The cost of Maine's health care policy is mounting as we speak. For example, decisions made early in the LePage administration to shrink the state’s Medicaid program by narrowing eligibility requirements have (from 2012 to 2013) increased the number of individuals without health insu...

  • Letter: Think Snow in House District 47

    We will vote for Republican Rick Snow to represent House District 47. He believes that parents are best suited to determine if their child is receiving an appropriate education. He would have voted for alternative educational opportunities such as charter schools and online learning. His opponent...

  • Letter: Support Snow in Yarmouth House race

    Republican Rick Snow is a natural, extremely experienced leader that truly cares about people and will work hard to have our voices heard in Augusta. When our Yarmouth marinas were struggling to have our concerns about chemicals related to dam removal be heard, it was a phone call to Rick Snow th...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth library renovation a worthwhile investment

    We will vote for the Cape Elizabeth Thomas Memorial Library renovation because it benefits us both directly and indirectly. Directly, the library’s benefits include welcoming us into a new community when we moved back to Maine. The renovation will be even more welcoming. Also, we sav...