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  • The Right View: Film raises the question of a world without 'America'

    Dinesh D'Souza's "America" was not what I was expecting. In the promotions for the documentary, D’Souza states, “America. Imagine what the world would be like without her.” It was a fascinating concept to me, to see one person’s interpretation of what the world woul...

  • The Universal Notebook: Confessions of a (recovering) soccer dad

    Our daughter Tess played soccer from the time she was a little girl until she got to college. Prior to her taking up the sport, I had little or no interest in the game. Then we lived the devoted lives of soccer moms and dads through travel team to premier and high school varsity soccer. It...

  • Letter: Energy policy as an excuse for regulation

    Thanks so much for the "Gone with the wind" article informing us about the Maine State Housing Authority's unforgivable waste of $1.1 million on poorly planned and incompetently executed solar- and wind-powered experiments that one community action (remember ACORN?) spokesperson had the nerve to ...

  • Letter: Don't lose faith in solar energy

    People should be upset to learn that taxpayer-funded solar collectors were irresponsibly, perhaps fraudulently, installed in shade or with such sloppy workmanship that the project increased fossil energy consumption. Although the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting found these unacceptable...

  • Letter: Higgins Beach is good for Maine's soul

    I moved to Maine from northern California 4 years ago. When I found Higgins Beach, I found home. It is probably my favorite place in Maine; it’s dear to my heart. I am against the proposal to ban on-street parking at Higgins Beach during the off-season. I use Higgins Beach year-round...

  • Letter: Thanks for supporting Project Graduation

    On behalf of South Portland Project Graduation, I did want to thank the community for helping to make the Project Graduation Cocoa Sale fundraising event at the Mill Creek tree lighting a huge success. Noyes, Hall & Allen graciously allowed us space in their parking lot and access to their k...

  • Letter: Be wise about cell phones

    State Rep. Andrea Boland introduced the Children's Wireless Protection Act last winter, which would have placed warning labels on cell phones. Experts from around the world testified in favor of Boland's bill, including Dr. Devra Davis, the author of "Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiat... 1

  • Forecaster Forum: The gift of a chance encounter on the Prom

    The sun's reflection from Portland harbor was blindingly silver and made the brick sidewalk hard to see. I was grumpy, for no particular reason, and was again wondering what motivated UPS men to wear shorts in December. Probably just some harmless bravado. The half-mile point along the Eas... 1

  • No Sugar Added: The gift of remembrance

    As Christmas approached, three things were glued to me. Like additional limbs. No, not my trio of children. Their “wish lists.” They never left my side. Folded up, in my purse, the back pocket of my jeans or between the pages of my Filofax (yes, I said Filofax. I like paper, r... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: 2011 predictions and a resolution

    One of the most persistent of human follies is the presumption that we can somehow predict the future. In case you hadn’t noticed, we can’t. I don’t just mean you and I can’t; no one can. Stars, tea leaves, tarot cards, crystal balls, Ouija boards, Magic Eight Balls... 1