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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: Falmouth councilor disagrees with assessing transfer

    Falmouth’s Town Council recently voted to outsource the assessment function to Cumberland County, an action I believe exceeds its authority under the Town Charter. This is a serious matter, since the charter is our municipal constitution; it establishes our form of government, describes its...

  • Letter: Thanks from Yarmouth High School students

    All freshmen at Yarmouth High School work on a project to contribute something toward solving hunger. We call this the Power of One project. Our adviser group decided to help contribute to an organization that helps with multiple issues, Heifer International. Heifer allows you to donate money whe...

  • Letter: Falmouth Food Pantry manager backs Breen

    Six years ago, when the Falmouth Food Pantry urgently needed to be relocated  from a small, shared space in a local church, Cathy Breen was chairwoman of the Falmouth Town Council. Her compassionate and practical support was instrumental in the pantry obtaining our current space in the Town ...

  • Letter: YCAN supports those in need in Yarmouth

    I had an opportunity to sit in on a Yarmouth Cares About Neighbor’s monthly meeting recently and was alarmed and saddened by what I heard from several of the board members and invited guests who work in the community. There are many individuals and families in our community who do not have ...

  • Letter: Save American and New England Studies at USM

    The decision by the University of Southern Maine to eliminate the American and New England Studies program fails to take into account the true cost and benefits of the program, and impact that the students and graduates have had. The ANES program grew out of a strong, community-voiced need for a ...

  • Letter: Clean Elections pledge makes Breen the best choice

    I am thrilled to have the opportunity to support Clean Elections candidate Cathy Breen in the Democratic primary for the District 25 state Senate seat. Maine’s Clean Elections system reduces the influence of big money in government and enhances the accountability o...

  • Letter: Support the Clapboard Island effort in Falmouth

    A destination for young kayakers learning to paddle at a Falmouth Community Programs class. Beaches of pebbles that a family can scour for washed-up treasures. A birder’s paradise with an eagle’s nest prominently visible. Clapboard Island could provide this and more to the publ...

  • Abby's Road: 'Regrets, I've had a few'

    I have one thing in common with Frank Sinatra: I will admit to having regrets in my life. This is, in its way, a unique bond. My unofficial polling demonstrates that most people do not admit to any regrets. In fact, the “I have no regrets” proclamation has almost become cliche....