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  • The View From Away: Re-imagining USM will take more than reversing cuts

    The news that officials will reverse some proposed cuts to the University of Southern Maine budget is a mixed blessing. It is a blessing in that it would be a mistake to balance the university’s budget disproportionately on the back of arts and humanities programs that, while more ch...

  • The Right View: Sympathy for a Democrat? You've come to the wrong place

    My first "political memory," if you will, is of eavesdropping in the hallway as a child. I was listening to my family just shred Jimmy Carter on election night, and I felt sorry for him. It was 1976. I was 7 years old, and it was the last time I ever had any sympathy for a Democrat.

  • Letter: Nothing to fear but fear

    After reading Mr. Marstaller's letter in your Aug. 2 edition, I was struck by something. Why are so many "conservatives" afraid of things? It seems that everywhere I look I hear or read of "conservatives" telling people they need to fear this or that or telling us how much they fear something. Wh...

  • Letter: Support the Falmouth Flyer

    As a member of the OceanView community, I hope more of you will support the Falmouth Flyer METRO bus service, which means so much to our daily lives. It is a great benefit to me and others. We appreciate the regular service with competent drivers who are very friendly, too.

  • Letter: Beem should expand his viewing habits

    Edgar Allen Beem needs to be better informed. He should do as I do. I watch CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. I also tune into Rachel Maddow, "Democracy Now!," Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly. That is how you really hear all sides. Regarding the New Black Panthers, Samir Shabazz, who was allegedly...

  • The Universal Notebook: 'Fair-skinned and Unbalanced'

    Big Mike and I were leisurely bobbing about neck-deep in the lake to stay cool when all of a sudden things started to heat up. Mike, a retired state trooper, is my neighbor at the lake. A nice guy, hale fellow well met and all that. He calls me his “favorite liberal,” but until... 17

  • Short Relief: Dechaine's defense still fails to convince

    Ever since I moved to Maine more than 10 years ago, I have been perplexed by the attention that has been given to Dennis Dechaine, and frustrated not to have a fuller picture of the story. With the attention paid to Dechaine lately by Portland's daily newspaper, I decided to go back and read the ... 4

  • Letter: Where do candidates stand on new park?

    The late lamented primary elections featured 11 candidates for governor of Maine singing pretty much in unison. They promised to keep the economy and jobs, jobs, jobs front and center if elected. They managed to do this without once mentioning the state's top job engine, the $10 billion...

  • Letter: Falmouth’s plan for 2 schools would raise taxes

    I would like to endorse Council Chairman Tony Payne’s words of caution: Falmouth and the voters should go through a comprehensive evaluation of the disposition of Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools before concluding on their eventual utilization. The committee led by Councilor Cathy Breen...

  • Letter: Beem, liberals miss the point

    In his column, "Gov. LePage? Maybe it won't be so bad," Edgar Allen Beem pretty well summed up the prevailing political thinking in Maine. He says that Republican Paul LePage "prescribes cutting taxes, reducing the size of state government and reducing government regulations as the keys t...