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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: Add handicap parking along trail in Scarborough

    The town of Scarborough is to be commended on providing additional parking on the Eastern Trail where the old sewer treatment plant was. It is good to see that the town is following the Comprehensive Plan in providing increased access to recreation by providing this increased parking area along w...

  • Letter: Re-elect Millett in Senate District 29

    I am writing to ask you to support Democratic state Sen. Rebecca Millett for re-election. Rebecca worked diligently supporting her constituents over the past two years. Her commitment to educational advancements stems from her vision in co-founding an organization supporting advancement in local ...

  • Letter: Vote for Snow in House District 47

    I support Republican Rick Snow for Yarmouth state representative in District 47. I attended a candidates night and was extremely impressed with Snow’s background and experience. But more importantly, I saw a loving father, attentive son and caring candidate. He’s passionate about solv...

  • Letter: Freeport should not withdraw from RSU 5

    Since December 2013, Freeport has spent an inordinate amount of time discussing governance and an inadequate amount of time discussing educational offerings or outcomes. The Regional School Unit 5 withdrawal proposal provides no educational vision. It provides an unconvincing financial ana...

  • Letter: Rixon for Freeport town councilor at-large

    I urge you to consider Bill Rixon for Freeport town councilor at-large. Bill is a retired teacher, engineer and coach with an affable and earnest personality. As a 30-year resident of Freeport and an active community member, he knows the town's needs better than anyone. As a retired teacher, he u...

  • Letter: Volunteer urges support for Falmouth library

    I support the proposed expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library and plan to vote yes on Nov. 4. I am a regular volunteer and frequent user of the library, and I understand the urgent need for this project. The work that I do for the library several times each week helps to raise much needed funds, ...

  • Letter: Cumberland voters should do the math

    Merriam-Webster defines majority as “a number that is greater than half of the total number.” As a percentage it is greater than 50 percent. In preparation for its 2009 Comprehensive Plan, the town of Cumberland surveyed its residents. The residents were asked specifically about conne...

  • Letter: Fox for South Portland city councilor

    Brad Fox is a candidate for South Portland City Council who reflects the best interests of the people of our city. Your vote for Brad Fox will be a vote for a councilor who cares about the health and well-being of our citizens. Brad supports the hard work the council and many citizens put ...