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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...

  • The Universal Notebook: Privatizing the public domain

    The good thing about having Republicans in control of Augusta for the first time since 1974 is that all Maine citizens will get a chance to see for themselves what some of us have known all along – Republicans primarily represent the interests of business. Oh, Republicans mean busine... 2

  • Superintendent's Notebook: You're invited to tour Portland's newest school

    Portland City Councilor Cheryl Leeman and I will host an open house Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Ocean Avenue Elementary School, 150 Ocean Ave., Portland. The open house will give community members the opportunity to see the school before its official opening, to meet with school officials and to se...

  • Forecaster Forum: Criticism of Maine Green Energy Alliance 'uninformed and unfair'

    The Maine Green Energy Alliance (MGEA) and its efforts under a grant from the federal government to promote residential energy efficiency have come under broadly publicized criticism. This criticism is both uninformed and unfair, misleading the reader with regards to the intentions and performan... 2

  • Letter: Falmouth can't afford a 'Taj Mahal'

    As the Falmouth Town Council considers which way to proceed with the issue of library space, may they consider the dismal state of our economy. Maine and the town have poor industrial bases with scarce sources of revenue beyond taxation, especially taxation of our homes. Falmouth, in setting it's...

  • Letter: Beem goes down a rocky road

    I must correct Edgar Allen Beem’s mistake regarding his comment “Just imagine Mt. Desert Island if Rockefeller hadn’t created Acadia National Park.” According to the National Park Service, Acadia National Park was the vision of Charles W. Eliot and George B. Dorr. Eliot... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: Conservatives must learn to conserve

    As he stumbles around the state in the early days of his administration, Gov. Paul LePage frequently gets worked up about out-of-state ownership of Maine’s prime lakefront and oceanfront property, complaining about the influx of people from Massachusetts and arguing that Maine land should b... 9

  • No Sugar Added: Valentine’s Day is not for sissies

    These are the days that try men’s souls. And women’s. I speak not of our nation’s economic woes, nor of the mountains of snow threatening to collapse our roofs. No, ladies and gentlemen, I speak of the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Having been s...

  • Letter: Fundraisers aid South Portland Food Cupboard

    We were so appreciative of the many food drives and fundraisers conducted on behalf of the South Portland Food Cupboard during November and December, that we wanted to acknowledge them. Portland: Portland Eagles, Nutrition Works. Falmouth: Greener Postures Yoga. Scarborough: Maine Medical...