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  • The Universal Notebook: Season's greetings and other political corrections

    Season’s Greetings, dear readers in Forecasterland, (& various others appended by ampersand). We wish holiday cheer and a glorious year end To citizens public & private, old foe & good friend. Bonne Année, Messrs. LePage et Michaud, (Whi...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Is Maine really the greatest place?

    Is Maine the greatest state in the country? Is America the greatest country? In its debut episode a few years ago, the television show "The Newsroom," written by Aaron Sorkin, featured an opening scene where a fictional cable TV news anchor played by Jeff Daniels is asked by a college stud...

  • No Sugar Added: A commencement commentary

    Forgive me dearest readers, for I have sinned. I realize my maternal emotions have taken over as of late, leading me to share with you the torrent of eldest-child-related-activities which have taken center stage in my life for the past seven months: college searching, prom-dress contemplations, a...

  • Short Relief: Channeling the sports curmudgeon

    My turn to play the role of a soccer dad has come. I spent my Memorial Day weekend at Nauset, Mass., Regional High School, on Cape Cod, attending a New England Soccer Classic tournament. Like others before me, I sat on the sidelines while my son’s team played teams composed of other...

  • Letter: Festival reflects best of Falmouth

    I just wanted to thank all the volunteers who put together the Farewell Festival at the soon to be closed Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools over the weekend. So many volunteers participated in organizing the weekend activities. A lot of hard work went into making it so special, from the parade, to t...

  • Letter: Festival supports Falmouth schools

    The steering committee for the Farewell Festival: Saying Goodbye to Our Grand Old Schools celebration, marking the closing of the Plummer-Motz and Lunt Schools in Falmouth, would like to thank all of the people and organizations that made this two-day event possible. All of our volunteers, attend...

  • Letter: Dangerous intersection in Scarborough

    On Sunday afternoon I happened upon another in a long line of serious, multi-car accidents at the intersection of Route 1, Milliken Road and the Anjon's restaurant parking lot exit in Scarborough. Why isn't the town or the state taking measures to improve safety at this high-accident intersectio...

  • Letter: South Portland values input on high school

    We would like to thank all the residents of South Portland that attended our open house for the South Portland High School renovation last week. More than 200 people attended and we heard many great ideas from people throughout our community. We hope to organize another event in the fall when ...

  • Letter: Brunswick neighborhood no place for trains

    As a resident of Bouchard Drive in Brunswick, I wish to express strongly my opinion against the proposed Amtrak layover and maintenance facility at the vicinity of 2 Turner St. Several points must be made clear. First, the proposed 40,000-foot long, three-story facility would ruin our neighborh...

  • Letter: Film captures Falmouth school pride

    Dear cast, crew and now, audience: Thank you for helping me to create the short documentary about the great history of the Lunt and Plummer-Motz school buildings. These buildings, and their campus, have witnessed teaching, learning and play since 1931 (Plummer School) and 1941 (Lunt School). The...