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  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Letter: Does Beem use paper products?

    Edgar Allen Beem exposed his liberal snobbery in his recent “Lurching toward LURC reform” commentary. In discussing easing regulations for land use in northern Maine, he states, “Some folks seem to think turning the North Maine Woods into toilet paper is its highest and best use... 2

  • Letter: Falmouth ZBA backs Berry for council

    Falmouth voters have the opportunity on June 14 to elect a candidate for Town Council who is truly qualified and prepared to represent Falmouth. Speaking for all members of the Zoning Board of Appeals, it has been a pleasure working with Jonathan Berry and we value his contributions to the...

  • The Universal Notebook: Lurching toward LURC reform

    Wow, that was close. And fast. As part of its wholesale assault on anything or everything that might stand in the way of business doing whatever it darn pleases in Maine, the new Republican majority in Augusta drew a bead on the Land Use Regulation Commission last week. It proposed elimina... 5

  • Letter: Why MacLeod is running in Yarmouth

    My name is Jim MacLeod and I am running for Yarmouth Town Council. I am a Maine native, and I believe in the things that make Yarmouth such a special place to live.  For my family, it’s the sense of community, the village, and the schools. I think we would all agree that Yarmouth ...

  • Letter: Falmouth vote is about community

    Falmouth has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a place for all to learn, gather, and grow – to build memories and community. As a mother of three, I cannot imagine not seizing it. We’ve spent countless hours at the library, reading, enjoying story hour, and doing puzzles. We&...

  • Letter: Re-elect Larson in Falmouth

    Having been a member of the Falmouth School Board for six years and working alongside Analiese Larson for two years, I do know what her beliefs are and what she values for the Falmouth schools. She is tenacious when it comes to the financial picture for the schools. Her first priority with any o...

  • Letter: Vote no on 1 in Cumberland

    I would like to urge the residents of Cumberland to vote no on Question 1. After reviewing all of the material offered by the group trying to make changes to our existing regulations, I see absolutely no valid reason to change. Rather than improve our way of life the proposed changes would negati...

  • Letter: Harpswell better off without SAD 75

    When we explained the reasons for Harpswell to withdraw from SAD 75 we used precisely correct and "official" statistics, showing how much more Harpswell pays in proportion to the other three towns.  These figures were provided to your reporter and were taken directly from materials supplied ...