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  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s make a deal, Mr. Cutler

    Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler got a bit of a boost last week when independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed him. Sen. King and Mr. Cutler seem to share the belief that only an independent can break through partisan gridlock to get things done. The only trouble with that ...

  • Abby's Road: After a Trapper Keeper snaps shut, it never lets go

    The iconic portrait of my life features me at the tender age of 7. It can be attributed to my mother, who snapped it on whatever predated the disposable camera. At least one of my sisters was likely hugging her knee at the time. In the calm second my mother’s pointer finger was able ...

  • Letter: Health care for women an election issue

    If voters care about women’s health in Maine, they should think carefully about this year’s election for governor. Since 2010, more than 200 restrictions on abortion rights have been passed in state legislatures, usually disguised as bills to “keep women safe.” Poli...

  • The Universal Notebook: Don't feed the bears

    Let’s get something straight before we start: I was born and brought up in Maine and I am not opposed to hunting for sustenance or for sport. That said, I will be voting Yes on Question 1 on Nov. 4. Question 1 asks, “Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in b...

  • Abby's Road: Feel the warmth of the Ice Bucket Challenge

    It has been said that one is the loneliest number. In contrast, 1,000 can feel isolating, and zero can be as haunting as a deserted island. Just a few years ago, the numbers Peter Frates cared about were associated with RBIs, batting averages, or his Boston College captain’s jersey. ...

  • Forecaster Forum: LePage gets things done, even in divided government

    I represented Topsham in the Maine Legislature during Gov. Paul LePage's first two years in office. With the first Republican majority in 40 years, we brought a much-needed change to the status quo in Augusta. But I've noticed that even as the Legislature fell back under Democratic control...

  • Policy Wonk: Debunking myths about a higher minimum wage

    There is a growing sentiment in Maine and the nation that it’s time to raise the minimum wage – some would say it's “high time.” Current minimums – $7.25 at the federal level, $7.50 in Maine – were established in 2009. Neither rate is adjusted for inflat...

  • Letter: Yarmouth neighborhood isn't 'in transition'

    Thank you for covering the proposed development on East Main Street in Yarmouth. This would be a significant change to my neighborhood, and it sets a precedent for other areas in town to be affected by the new zoning codes. Residents deserve information about this issue and how it will ...

  • Letter: Falmouth Little Leaguers make them proud

    We would like to thank everyone involved with Falmouth Little League. The team won the state championship and played well at the regional tournament in Bristol, Connecticut. Even more impressive, Falmouth was selected out of 12 state champion teams from the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states to...

  • Letter: Former selectman thanks North Yarmouth voters

    I am writing to express my sincere thanks to North Yarmouth voters for allowing me to serve on your Board of Selectmen for the past three years. I am especially grateful to those with whom I served for making my experience a good one. I am proud to have worked alongside Steve Palmer, Paul ...