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  • The View From Away: Re-imagining USM will take more than reversing cuts

    The news that officials will reverse some proposed cuts to the University of Southern Maine budget is a mixed blessing. It is a blessing in that it would be a mistake to balance the university’s budget disproportionately on the back of arts and humanities programs that, while more ch...

  • The Right View: Sympathy for a Democrat? You've come to the wrong place

    My first "political memory," if you will, is of eavesdropping in the hallway as a child. I was listening to my family just shred Jimmy Carter on election night, and I felt sorry for him. It was 1976. I was 7 years old, and it was the last time I ever had any sympathy for a Democrat.

  • Letter: Tepler in House District 60

    Denise Tepler stopped by my home recently to share her campaign literature and tell me why she is running for public office. I've talked with Denise on a number of occasions during the last eight years and here she was knocking on my door as a candidate running for state representative in House D...

  • Letter: Back Horch in Brunswick

    I am voting for the highest quality leader, not for the party. I am voting for Fred Horch, a hard-working man of integrity with short- and long-range vision. It is special to have such a knowledgeable and thoughtful person running in House District 66. I know he is running to be an advocate for...

  • Letter: Re-elect Prescott to the House

    Kerri Prescott has been an outstanding legislator and representative for Topsham. She has been a strong, common-sense voice for fiscal responsibility and legislative accountability. We can’t afford to lose her presence in the state Legislature. I have contacted her on several occas...

  • Letter: Scarborough library appreciates support

    The Scarborough Public Library board of trustees would like to thank our users and the people of Scarborough for your patience while we expand and improve the safety of the parking lot. This project was planned to increase available parking and create a safer traffic flow, including well-marked p...

  • Editorial: Conflicted lies the head that wears 2 hats

    It can be a challenge sometimes for local elected officials, often among the most active, motivated and involved members of our communities, to take off one hat and put on another. That's what we believe happened last week in Freeport, where Town Councilor Sara Gideon cast a deciding vote ...

  • Letter: Senators must close finance loophole

    Earlier this year in its Citizens United v. FEC decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations, unions and other organizations may make unlimited political expenditures to elect or defeat candidates. Although the court endorsed disclosure of these contributions, there is a loophole in c...

  • Letter: Beem on target about Arizona

    Thank you for publishing such a refreshing piece about Arizona's SB1070. Edgar Allen Beem provided a factual, intelligent, respectable explanation of the absurdity of SB1070. It's nice to know there are people out there who know the facts and understand the corrupt economic force behind this b...

  • The Universal Notebook: Train of thoughts

    The first night we slept in our new home in Yarmouth 28 years ago, I woke in the middle of the night to a roar and a flash of light coming through the trees outside our bedroom window. For a startling moment, I thought an airplane was about to crash into our yard. Turns out it was just a t... 3