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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...

  • The Universal Notebook: No end in sight

    When I drove through midtown Manhattan last week on my way to Queens, I noticed a lot of demonstrators on street corners with signs warning New Yorkers that the world was coming to an end on May 21. It reminded me of those cliched cartoons of false prophets walking around in sack cloth and ashes ... 4

  • No Sugar Added: The magic of a prom dress

    Along with a throng of other parents of high school seniors, I am, this morning, recovering from the prom. And for me, it’s not merely a physical recovery, but an emotional one. My daughter, Ophelia, is on the brink of college-dom, and the prom is one in a chain of upcoming ev... 1

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Schools are grateful for grants

    Every year, the Portland Public Schools supplements local funding for our district with grants from the state and federal governments, private foundations, businesses and other donors. Those grants lessen the burden on Portland taxpayers and allow us to offer programs and enrichment activities t...

  • Letter: Cancer resources at S. Portland forum

    On June 6 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Cancer Community Center at 778 Main St., the South Portland Employees Wellness Committee and the cancer center, using a small grant from PROP, will host a free forum on cancer resources and support systems. No one is ever prepared to deal with a relative...

  • Letter: Berry seeks Falmouth's support

    My name is Jonathan Berry and I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Falmouth Town Council. I am the managing partner of a local law firm, Berry & Dion, where we focus on assessment and mitigation of risk for small family businesses, as well as zoning and land use law. My professio...

  • Letter: Falmouth should elect Pryzant

    I will be voting for Eydie Pryzant for Falmouth School Board. Eydie has been actively involved in all our schools for many years: elementary classroom volunteer, middle school library volunteer and High School PTO president among others. I became acquainted with Eydie when she led the figh...

  • Letter: Support Question 1 in Falmouth

    I have closely followed the process leading up to June’s referendum to move Falmouth's library to a renovated Lunt school as part of the larger opportunity that includes a recreation center, Community Programs and a town green "connecting" both ends of the campus. Like a lot of my fr...

  • Letter: Question 1 an opportunity for Falmouth

    The Plumber-Motz/Lunt campus referendum that will be on the Falmouth ballot on June 14 is the result of almost two years of work and includes many changes from its initial vision. What began as a $10 million project that included moving the Town Hall and a bond issue for $5 million now includes n...