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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...

  • The Universal Notebook: Who elected the Maine Heritage Policy Center?

    Although I disagree with virtually everything the Maine Heritage Policy Center says, does and is, I would have no problem with it pursuing its conservative political agenda were it not for the fact that it pretends to be a nonpartisan think tank and, thereby, gets away with not disclosing who pro... 1

  • Letter: Vote yes on Question 1 in Falmouth

    I am writing in support of Question 1, which will be on the ballot in Falmouth’s June 14 election. As the spouse of a member of the Falmouth Memorial Library board of trustees, I know firsthand that the trustees have invested many months and countless hours examining whether Falmouth...

  • Letter: Put Pryzant on Falmouth board

    I am writing to support Eydie Pryzant for School Board in Falmouth. Eydie is a mother of three children who have attended or are attending Falmouth Schools. Her commitment to our schools is noteworthy. Eydie tirelessly spearheaded the campaign to keep Falmouth schools autonomous. She con...

  • Letter: Falmouth needs larger library

    I write to take issue with recent public assertions that due to current economic conditions, an expansion of the Falmouth Memorial Library should be characterized as a “want” and not a “need.” In reality, public libraries are never needed more than during an economi...

  • Letter: Yes on Falmouth Question 1

    Opponents of Falmouth Question 1 say that we cannot take a chance on the library move and community center because the outcome is not certain and the risk is too great. There is risk in all of life, but one thing here is certain: if we don’t grab the opportunity to use these properties fo...

  • Letter: Smith, Groban for Yarmouth schools

    I hope Yarmouth residents will join me in voting to re-elect Judiann Smith and electing Margaret Groban to the School Committee. For the past three years I've sat beside Smith on the School Committee and marveled at her knowledge on the issues. Judiann always has a thoughtful, informed op...

  • Letter: Andrews for Falmouth School Board

    We have known Jan Andrews for many years and we know that she would be an excellent member of the Falmouth School Board. Her practical experience in raising her six children has kept her closely involved in Falmouth schools and town affairs. She is intelligent, committed and very knowledgeable a...

  • Letter: SAD 51 should close Drowne Road School

    SAD 51 would like to close the Drowne Road School and save the taxpayers of Cumberland and North Yarmouth $245,000 in operational costs from the 2011-2012 budget. Please vote yes on June 14. Last year I served on the sustainability committee which recommended the district repurpose the sch...