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  • The Universal Notebook: Literary exiles in Maine

    Some of the most interesting writers who ever worked in Maine did not write about Maine. When it comes to Maine, I’m as chauvinistic as a native gets, a local yokel who never ventured very far afield, but for some reason I have rarely been interested in Maine writers, with the possible exce...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth gun club neighbors oppose growth

    I am writing in response to the article “Cape Elizabeth gun club faces new obstacles.” Concerned neighbors did not seek to &ld...

  • Letter: McBrady, Hemphill for Falmouth Town Council

    I would like to strongly endorse Charlie McBrady and Caleb Hemphill for election to the Falmouth Town Council. Every town needs a connection with its history, and a person who knows its people, its streets, where it came from, and where it can go to. Charlie McBrady grew up in Falmouth and has ra...

  • Letter: Tucker in House District 50 Democratic primary

    I enthusiastically support Ralph Tucker in the House District 50 Democratic primary in Brunswick. My children and Ralph’s grandchildren have benefited from excellent early childhood education at Family Focus in Brunswick. As School Board chairman and a member of Town Council, Ralph w...

  • The View From Away: West Coast West Side story

    A talented screenwriter I know, a native Mainer, is gearing up to move to Los Angeles. It makes sense. She has done as much as she can in Maine. Her films have been nominated for awards. She has begun to acquire cult status as a blogger about her favorite shows. Now she wants to take her career t...

  • Letter: Scarborough budget problems not locally grown

    It’s budget season in Scarborough, and once again the pitchforks are out in protest of what some view as irresponsible spending. While no one likes to pay higher taxes, much of the rhetoric misses the mark. Rather than targeting the School Board and Town Council, disgruntled taxpayers shoul...

  • Letter: Bickford Hamrock is dedicated to Yarmouth

    Art has emerged and is thriving in Yarmouth. I’m an artist and have lived here for 50 years, worked here for most of them and raised my family here. We’re really lucky to live in such a nurturing and gifted community. Our town’s legacy requires preservation, and no...

  • Letter: Bickford Hamrock will serve Yarmouth well

    I am writing in support of Tamson Bickford Hamrock for Yarmouth Town Council. Over this past year, I have had the opportunity to work with Tamson on Yarmouth’s Economic Development Study Committee. Tamson is a forward thinker, and will bring balance, broad perspectives and many personal and...

  • Policy Wonk: Portland parks initiative preserves a constitutionally protected right

    Maine’s Constitution was amended in 1909 to take back two important powers of the people that had been ceded to the state Legislature: 1) the people’s power, as sovereign, to enact state legislation, and 2) their power to veto “any Acts, bills, resolves, or resolutions” of...

  • Letter: Tracy for Falmouth School Board

    It is my honor to write a letter in support of Danielle Tracy as a candidate for the Falmouth School Board. Danielle will be my successor as president of the Falmouth Ice Hockey Association for the upcoming season. In her previous role as treasurer, she kept a close eye on all spending, and worke...