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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: Republican Watson grateful for support

    With Election Day nearing I want to thank all of the local citizens who have taken time to let me into their homes to discuss House District 51 and the state as a whole. Regardless of political affiliation, you opened your arms to me and for that I am grateful. I’m proud to announce ...

  • Letter: Daughtry deserves re-election to the House

    I urge the voters of Brunswick House District 49 to re-elect Democratic Rep. Mattie Daughtry. Mattie is one of our young legislators helping Maine move forward. She has worked tirelessly to improve the chances for Maine students to attend college, and then to find decent wage jobs. She supports h...

  • Letter: Columnist should read history, not Shakespeare

    This is regarding Julie McDonald-Smith's The Right View column, "Michaud stars in left's theater of the absurd." How about a political...

  • Letter: Return Graham to the state Legislature

    I’m writing in support of Democratic Rep. Anne Graham in House District 46. I’ve worked with Anne in Augusta, and I can say from experience that she is persistent, asks good questions and doesn’t let go until she gets an answer. A nurse by background, Anne cares deeply about chi...

  • Letter: Vote Timmons in House District 45

    We in Cumberland are so lucky to have Republican Mike Timmons as a candidate in House District 45. Mike is a hard worker with a truly impressive record of accomplishment on the key issues of fiscal responsibility and education. Maine High School Principal of the Year was just one of Mike’s ...

  • Letter: Watson the choice in House District 51

    On Nov. 4 my family and I will be voting for our only local candidate in House District 51, Republican Byron Watson. For those of you who don’t know Byron, he has been raising his two beautiful children on his own and also volunteers his own time to mentor and coach some of our most ...

  • Letter: Falmouth library is worth the investment

    Falmouth Memorial Library is a great place to hear music, knit a sweater, take a ride in a vintage car, check out a good book, or research a trip. One of its most important functions in my opinion, is Raising Readers. Literacy is important to children’s education, their college place...

  • Letter: Re-elect Gerzofsky in Senate District 24

    I am writing in support of Democratic state Sen. Stan Gerzofsky’s candidacy in Senate District 24, which now comprises Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, Pownal, and North Yarmouth. Having served eight years in the House and six years in the Senate, Stan is a very experienced and knowledgeable...