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  • Editor's Notebook: Twenty-two words, and 553 writers, to appreciate from 2014

    I don't usually have time to trade emails or chat with every reader who writes a letter to the editor. I'll write or call to confirm letters, but beyond that, unless a letter needs clarification, or if the writer asks a question about our policies for publishing letters, I don't usually fo...

  • The Right View: This Christmas, say a little prayer for us

    For me, Christmas is a time of reflection. A time to take stock of the year past, and things I’d like to see changed going forward. Nothing as schlocky as your typical New Year’s resolution, but rather, a refocusing on my family, and pondering what is happening to us as a nation. ...

  • Editor's Notebook: The view from away looks good from here

    My first impression of Mike Langworthy was that his wife was very nice. And he was cranky. It was a couple years ago, and our families were having brunch at Caiola's in Portland's West End. We were set up by my cousin who lives outside Cincinnati, a childhood friend of Mike's wife, Carol.

  • The View From Away: Just another day at the office

    “Thank you for choosing Tim Horton’s today, my name is Amy, how can I help you?” Amy touches her headset and flashes me that smile that says, “I may have to take this drive-through order first, but I’d rather be waiting on you.” It goes with the tone of...

  • The Universal Notebook: Weight, weight, don’t tell me

    As I have not until very recently had a weight problem, I’m afraid I have not been very sympathetic toward people who do. Now that I’m up to (wait, wait, let me go weigh myself) 190 pounds, I’m suddenly aware of how easy it is to gain weight and how hard it is to lose. Wh... 1

  • Short Relief: Stop me before I increase government, again

    Both my children are physically active. In addition to a soccer-playing son, I have a lacrosse-playing daughter. As I imagine most parents do, I want the best for both. While my wife tends to emphasize academics, I tend to focus on sports. I believe that sports are an important part of ...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Portland Adult Education is a gem

    Portland Adult Education’s graduation ceremony is one of the most inspiring evenings of my year. I feel awed seeing teenagers, senior citizens and lots of other graduates march into Merrill Auditorium wearing the black caps and gowns that they worked so hard to earn. Many students s...

  • Letter: Send Thompson to Augusta

    I am writing to support Nancy E. Thompson as the House District 121 candidate. Nancy has volunteered her time for our young people, working to strengthen the educational opportunities in our schools. Nancy has years of business experience as an insurance agent and wants to improve the business ...

  • Letter: Monaghan-Derrig in House District 121

    Kim Monaghan-Derrig has announced that she will be running for state representative in the special election this summer in House District 121. We fully support her candidacy. Kim has long-standing roots in Cape Elizabeth. She is active on the School Board, and has a great deal of public policy an...

  • Letter: Falmouth's town center already exists

    Add my name to the list of "lame-brainers" who along with Fred Chase voted against the so-called "Town Center" plan in Falmouth. I think letter-writer Joe O'Donnell owes Fred an apology. Twenty years ago the village center was conceived. This was planned around the Route1 corridor. At firs...