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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Is Maine really the greatest place?

    Is Maine the greatest state in the country? Is America the greatest country? In its debut episode a few years ago, the television show "The Newsroom," written by Aaron Sorkin, featured an opening scene where a fictional cable TV news anchor played by Jeff Daniels is asked by a college stud...

  • 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...

  • Letter: A response from Yarmouth school chief

    Your editorial (“Hear no Evil”) reminds me that when we oversimplify an issue, we overlook common sense. A complaint about how cafeteria employees handled lunch is not a direct concern of a school committee, whose role is clearly defined by law. A Yarmouth policy addressing com...

  • No Sugar Added: What I did on our family vacation

    Everyone knows that the last day of school signals the official commencement of summer, as well as the moment when anxious cries begin to rise from parents everywhere who cannot afford at least a couple of weeks of summer camp for their children, or have merely forgotten to send in the registrati...

  • Letter: As New Jersey goes, so goes Maine

    "Kiss my toxic landfill" asks Edgar Allen Beem? No, kiss my toxic governor. Paul LePage is following the script from Tea Party Central. It is written, it is being implemented, and no public opposition will influence the plan. I come from New Jersey, where toxic wastes have forced the closi...

  • Letter: New vendor, same old Falmouth

    For over a year and in several ads in this paper I have pointed out excessive over-payments to vendors of goods and services for the Falmouth School Department. I have been soundly criticized by School Board members for taking department management to task. Just recently a new vendor contract h...

  • Letter: Elect Thompson in House District 121

    I am writing a letter to support Nancy Thompson, one of the best candidates for House District 121 that I have seen in 11 years that I have lived in Cape Elizabeth. Nancy is well known and loved in Cape for her work on the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation board from 2007-2010 and her 21 year...

  • Letter: The lesson of Falmouth's election

    The June 14 Falmouth municipal election results showed us what happens when motivated voters truly get into the political process. There are some who feel the use of political signs has gone way too far however, this year’s old-style political activities were in part a direct result ...

  • The Universal Notebook: A year without summer

    Unless I’m mistaken, 2011 is shaping up to be another year without a summer, at least not much of one. Here we are sailing into July and I haven’t been to the beach yet, we don’t have the raft out at the lake, and next week is Clam Festival. Having lived in Yarmouth 30 ye... 14

  • Editorial: Hear no evil: Cape Elizabeth School Board clamps down on public comment

    You're a Cape Elizabeth parent whose child comes home from school on a Tuesday with news that raises your eyebrows. Maybe it's the way cafeteria employees handled that day's lunch food. Maybe it was the behavior of another kid on the school bus. Perhaps it wasn't even disturbing: maybe you... 5