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  • Editorial: North Yarmouth sends the wrong message by pulling the plug

    If you're of a certain age, you probably remember the opening narration of the early 1960s sci-fi TV show, "The Outer Limits": "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will brin...

  • The Universal Notebook: Art in my life

    For the most part, my life in art has remained pretty much out of these columns, except perhaps when I was inveighing against our benighted governor a few years ago for his political attack on the Maine Labor History Mural for being too pro-labor. But art has been a big part of my personal and pr...

  • Forecaster Forum: Withdrawal from RSU 5 is too costly for Freeport

    Freeport voters need and deserve to understand the potential financial consequence of withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5, our union with Durham and Pownal for public education. Whether by lack of curiosity or by suppression, elected and appointed officials able to provide this information hav...

  • Forecaster Forum: Good reasons for Freeport to leave RSU 5

    The good news about the Nov. 4 referendum regarding the withdrawal of Freeport from Regional School Unit 5 is that, no matter the outcome, the children of Freeport, Pownal and Durham can, and hopefully will, continue to be well served in their schools. Nonetheless, factors both economic an...

  • Letter: McCreight eager to serve House District 51

    As a Democratic candidate for House District 51, Mainers are generously taking their time to share their concerns with me: the senior citizen from West Bath barely scraping by on Social Security, the young Brunswick resident excited about voting for the first time, the Harpswell parent concerned ...

  • Letter: A response to columnist's school criticism

    I am writing in response to Julie McDonald-Smith’s column regarding community schools ("The Right View: Beware the 'Community S...

  • Letter: Brunswick Rep. Daughtry deserves another term

    On Nov. 4, I urge all voters in House District 49 to re-elect Democratic state Rep. Mattie Daughtry and send her back to Augusta to continue her successful work representing Brunswick. Mattie made the decision after college to return to her home town and pursue a career in the arts. She has devel...

  • Letter: Vote no, keep Freeport schools intact

    I'm a father of four kids, and I've seen first-hand the benefits of Regional School Unit 5. I'm writing to urge Freeport voters to vote no to breaking up our schools. My oldest son, who is a junior at Freeport High School, has been academically and athletically challenged in the school sys...

  • Letter: No need to change nature of Harris Road

    When we moved to my childhood home on Harris Road it was a bumpy dirt road. The road was paved a few years later, it started on Tuttle and went to the power lines. During my elementary years we had nine neighbors and we knew everyone's name. Over time more homes were built, and the road expanded ...

  • Letter: Denno continues Cumberland political tradition

    We are writing to support Dale Denno for Maine House District 45. Dale, a Democrat, was appointed by Gov. Paul LePage to a senior position with the Department of Health and Human Services, which speaks volumes about Dale’s ability to work with people of different political stripes. D...