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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...

  • The Universal Notebook: Back to the movies

    Lately, Carolyn and I have taken to going to the movies at the Nickelodeon in Portland on Tuesday nights when admission is only $5. We go with our good friends and fellow empty-nesters Don and Colleen. Even watching the latest hit films, there’s something very old-fashioned about actually g...

  • The View From Away: There's no place like a home next to Tony and Becky

    When we decided to put our house on the market, we thought the hard part would be figuring out what to do next. “It’s a great house at a great price, the market has more or less hit bottom, it shouldn’t take long and then we’ll figure out what we’re going to do.&rdqu... 2

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Why I'm retiring

    As a young man, I thought life had nothing to offer me. At age 15, I sat on the steps of Portland City Hall, despondent and in tears, believing that my destiny was to be a drunk, a drug addict or in prison. I believed that I would die young and that nobody would notice. But life sent me ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Neighborhood will bear cost of 'Brunswick West' train facility

    We represent approximately 100 families in the Brunswick neighborhoods that will be negatively impacted by the construction of a proposed Amtrak maintenance and layover facility at the "Brunswick West" site between Church Road and Stanwood Street. We remain deeply concerned that this is th...

  • Letter: Wentworth is a vote for Scarborough's future

    Scarborough's Wentworth Intermediate School is barely functional, much too small and – most importantly – not safe for students or for staff. To further delay its replacement would be a disservice. Asbestos, radon and mold are prevalent. Less than half of the building has spr...

  • Letter: Yes on 2 to protect jobs, heritage

    I urge the citizens of Maine to vote yes on Question 2. This referendum question allows Mainers to support economic development without having to approve additional borrowing through the issuance of bonds. Job opportunities will be created for the men and women in York and in Washington co...

  • Letter: Thanks for supporting Topsham library

    The Friends of the Topsham Public Library wish to extend our sincere thanks to the people of Topsham for making our annual book sale a resounding success. Support came from many people, including our membership, volunteers who sorted books, set up the sale, worked during the sale, and cleaned up ...

  • Letter: Send Migliaccio back to the Freeport council

    Please vote to re-elect Joe Migliaccio to the Freeport District 3 Town Council seat. Migliaccio brings a unique perspective to the council by balancing commercial economic interests with the preservation and protection of residential neighborhoods. He grew up in Freeport, is now raising hi...