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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...

  • Letter: View from Chicago: Leave RSU 5

    I graduated from Freeport High School in 2008 and am now a teacher myself. Regional School Unit 5 has eliminated the things that inspired both my sister and me educationally, such as GT classes. It replaced educational innovation, which was a hallmark of the Freeport schools, with things like tea...

  • Letter: Iverson descendant backs Falmouth library plan

    I heartily support the referendum to expand the Falmouth Memorial Library. I am a descendant of the Iverson family. Our family agrees with the decision to demolish the original home, built by our distant cousin, Iver Iverson in 1904. This is a financially prudent decision in order to make the bes...

  • Letter: Falmouth should approve library referendum

    Falmouth voters, on Nov. 4, please vote yes for the bond authorizing up to $2.8 million to assist in covering the renovation costs of the Falmouth Memorial Library. A wonderful, overused and outdated building, the library is ready for renovations to create much-needed space for traditional...

  • Letter: Vote no on the Payson property bond

    As a 60-plus-year resident of Cumberland, I urge all of my fellow citizens to become acquainted with the issues surrounding Question 1. Thanks to the town website, you can view two meetings that present exceptional information on both sides of the question. First, the July 28 meeting, which highl...

  • Letter: Elect Watson in House District 51

    I've known Byron Watson for many years. He loves his family and community. He is well versed in politics and cares deeply about our system our governing. The House District 51 House race is important and I think we need a local voice to represent it. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins agrees that Byron is t...

  • Letter: Whole RSU 5 is better than its parts

    Since 2008, the same year Regional School Unit 5 was formed, we have witnessed many changes. Among them: The deepest recession since the Great Depression; dramatic reductions in state education funding; implementation of Common Core Standards; proficiency-based diploma requirements; new st...

  • Letter: Denno for state rep in District 45

    I am writing to endorse Democrat Dale Denno, whom I have known since 1985, for state representative from House District 45. Dale has extensive legal and financial experience, having worked in both private industry and for the state as an assistant AG and as head of the largest agency within the D...

  • Letter: Don't gamble on withdrawal from RSU 5

    I am the mother of three boys and this is my ninth straight year with a student at Freeport High School. The benefits from Regional School Unit 5 are obvious to our family. The youngest has had more academic opportunities especially in science, stronger sports teams and a far more diverse social ...