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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: Ranked choice means better choices

    The city of Portland, in choosing ranked choice, is taking a serious and important step to update our representative democracy. Voters can choose the people they truly prefer, without the fear of voting for a spoiler. Columnist Halsey Frank, former chairman of the Republican City Committ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Yes on 1, no on voter suppression

    On Nov. 8, Question 1 on your ballot will read, “Do you want to reject the section of Chapter 399 of the Public Laws of 2011 that requires new voters to register to vote at least two business days prior to an election?” Unless you are a corporate big-wig or a member of the mone... 22

  • Short Relief: Why elect a mayor of Portland when a cheerleader will do?

    I am not a fan of the newly created position of elected mayor of Portland because I think it lacks the power needed to lead. Nor am I a fan of the ranked-choice voting that will be used to choose that mayor. It’s difficult and time-consuming to get to know 15 candidates for one offi... 1

  • No Sugar Added: Making the breast of a sticky situation

    There are times in every woman’s life when she imagines there are benefits to being a man. One of these times is when she goes in for her yearly mammogram – a procedure that is unpleasant, and akin to having one’s earlobes squeezed between two cold, hard pieces of designer ...

  • Letter: Falmouth supper a lesson in civics

    I witnessed the best face of Falmouth at the Harvest Supper last Thursday, at the Falmouth Congregational Church, to benefit Falmouth’s Food Pantry. Attendance and donations and commitments made should exceed, appropriately, prior years. The turnout was heartwarming, showing how Fal...

  • Letter: Elect Corthell in Scarborough

    I have known Kerry Corthell to be a hard worker for the townspeople of Scarborough. She is very informed on the issues that continually arise that the town has to grapple with, and gives careful thought to sustainable solutions. She has created an informative e-newsletter of Scarborough town mee...

  • Letter: Rosenblatt for county commissioner

    On Nov. 8 we have an opportunity to elect a new Cumberland County commissioner. We are voting for Annalee Rosenblatt because of her experience in the private sector. Annalee has many years as a consultant to county governments in Maine. She has also held elected positions in Scarborough. Anna...

  • Letter: Corthell for Scarborough council

    I am a Pine Point resident and this Nov. 8 I'm voting for Kerry Corthell for Scarborough Town Council. Kerry currently serves as a member of the Scarborough Planning Board. Her energy, commitment to community, ability to communicate effectively and knowledge of the issues are just some of the r...