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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: Haiti relief effort shouldn't be allowed to whither

    Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti (January 2010), many countries, organizations, and businesses pledged millions of dollars to assist in Haiti's reconstruction. Here in Maine, a group of companies formed "Maine Line Haiti" and pledged to build 10 schools for the children of Haiti. T...

  • Letter: Wentworth School info available in Scarborough

    On behalf of the Wentworth Intermediate School Building Committee, I would like to thank the Scarborough Town Council and School Board for their swift action and unanimous, ongoing support of the proposed New Wentworth School. Both the council and board have been committed to the project from th...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Portland's school gardens teach many lessons

    Many children returning to the Portland Public Schools next month will enjoy the fruits – and vegetables – of their labor. Gardens planted last spring now are flourishing at nearly all of our elementary, middle and high schools. In the fall, students will harvest potatoes, pep...

  • The Universal Notebook: Smarten up, America

    Back during the 2008 presidential campaign, liberal political commentator and comedian Bill Maher took a lot of flak for suggesting that the American electorate was too stupid to be governed. After watching the debt ceiling deal debacle, I’m beginning to think maybe American politici... 11

  • Letter: 'Tri High' lingers in South Portland

    I participated in the Tri for a Cure as a relay team biker. This was one of the most amazing events: the camaraderie, passion, commitment and enthusiasm of over 1,000 women, many cancer survivors, was overwhelmingly heartwarming. It was incredibly well organized with donations over $1 million. Bu...

  • The View from Away: 'Glee'-fully 'Making Remarks'

    In TV writing, the trick is to make each episode seem different using the same characters and story elements in different combinations. It’s Sudoku with words, and it’s the most time consuming part of your job (it also makes you age in dog years, but that’s a story for another ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Maine really is the way life should be

    I left Maine because I had the nerve to think I could do it better someplace else, and on paper I had everything I needed to do so. I was on the West Coast in a pristine location, where endless rolling hills meet sandy beaches without a man-made structure in sight. The coldest it got in th...

  • Letter: Tax question defines Cape Elizabeth election

    There was a pivotal question during the Aug. 3 candidates night in Cape Elizabeth, concerning the local-option sales tax proposed by then-Rep. Cynthia Dill. Dill’s bill was unanimously rejected by the House Taxation Committee on May 5. The question asked both candidates for House District 1...