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  • Abby's Road: My hope for happiness

    She ran with a soft smile on her face, her footfalls quiet, her toes pointed. Every third step, she leaped off the ground, raising her hands above her head and extending her fingers with a dancer’s grace. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, her cadence seemed to be putting her i...

  • The Universal Notebook: The fine-art confidence game

    A Portland art gallery has the local art scene buzzing over the propriety of charging artists to exhibit their work. That battle was fought and largely won by the Union of Maine Visual Artists back in the 1980s, when artist-activist Carlo Pittore led the charge against museums and gallerie...

  • Letter: Elect Pierce in House District 44

    Having worked with Teresa Pierce for years on the board of the Falmouth Education Foundation, I know that she is hard-working and committed to quality public education, accessible to all Maine children. As a town councilor, Teresa proved to be a dedicated and inclusive leader, collaborating with ...

  • Letter: Vote for Breen in state Senate District 25

    Here's why I’m supporting Democrat Cathy Breen in state Senate District 25: Cathy Breen has a proven record of public service, she believes in strong public schools; she supports quality health care, including mental health services; she is a creative, cooperative thinker who is will...

  • Letter: Michaud, not Cutler, spoils the election

    Clever ploy by columnist Steve Woods (an admitted Michaud supporter) to paint Eliot Cutler as the spoiler when it’s Mike Michaud who is the spoiler (

  • Letter: Too many unanswered questions about Payson property

    Residents of Cumberland will soon vote on borrowing $3 million to purchase part of the Payson property, 179 Foreside Road, with noteworthy tidal shorefront. This beautiful property appropriately carries significant restraints on town use due to its conservation easement. Recommended restrictions ...

  • The Universal Notebook: USM needs advocates, not apologists

    Back in May, in a column about the ongoing financial woes at the University of Southern Maine, I blamed the problem on “...

  • The Right View: Beware the 'Community Schools' movement in Maine

    The further takeover by the state of traditionally family- and parent-held roles just keeps coming. The key is to create a problem, then control the approach to “fixing” it. Couch whatever it is you are trying to do in feel-good, politically correct language and you will find yourself...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Please, Eliot, 'don't be a Cutler'

    Dear Eliot, I am writing to you with a personal plea: Please publicly announce your withdrawal from the governor’s race on Friday, Oct. 17. To be clear, I’m not suggesting that you endorse or support either Gov. Paul LePage or U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, just that you recogn...

  • Forecaster Forum: Bond will update, remediate Falmouth Memorial Library

    Falmouth voters have the opportunity in November to authorize the town to issue a bond to pay for half the cost of expanding Falmouth Memorial Library. I’d like to take the opportunity to address several questions residents may have when considering how to vote on the library referendum.