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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: Re-elect Larson in Falmouth

    As a current Falmouth School Board member, I am writing to support the re-election of Analiese Larson to the Falmouth School Board. Analiese Larson would return to the board as its most seasoned member. She has served as our finance chairwoman and as our vice chairwoman for the past two y...

  • Letter: Andrews seeks Falmouth support

    My name is Jan Andrews. I am pleased to be running as a candidate for Falmouth School Board.  I have lived in Maine with my husband for 23 years where we have raised six children.  All of our children are graduates of the public school system and are diverse in abilities presenting uni...

  • Letter: Doyle deserves Falmouth votes

    As a former resident of Falmouth I wish to endorse Michael Doyle's candidacy for the School Board. I worked with Mike for the Maine Handicapped Ski Program at Sunday River for several years. I have admired his work ethic, his honesty and his integrity, characteristics which will serve the ...

  • Letter: Move is right decision for Falmouth library

    I believe that moving the Falmouth Memorial Library from its current location up the road to the Lunt School makes a great deal of sense. The town has seen many changes and many new people have moved here. The current location does not have sufficient room for the children, computers, meeting spa...

  • Letter: Doyle for Falmouth School Board

    I am a retired teacher after 37 years in the classroom. I graduated from Falmouth and my three children, all honor students, went through Falmouth schools. I've followed Michael Doyle's efforts to get the taxpayers of Falmouth to think about and discuss how our tax dollars are spent in the school...

  • Letter: Pleased by Scarborough tobacco ban

    I would like to thank Scarborough Town Councilors Judith Roy, Michael Wood, Karen D'Andrea and Carol Rancourt for voting to ban smoking on Scarborough beaches. Also, a big thank you to Healthy Maine Partnerships, members of the Environmental Club of Scarborough, parents, children, physicians, and...

  • Letter: Brunswick school budget absurdity

    Your reportage on the Brunswick school budget offers a classic case study in what military and intelligence agencies call “psy-ops,” shorthand for psychological operations. Public wringing of hands, gnashing of teeth, and parading dear children and “please tax me more&rdq...

  • Letter: Support Brunswick Relay for Life

    Just as the effects of a challenging economy are felt by families in every community, cancer, too, has a far-reaching impact. No matter how the stock market is performing or what the current unemployment rate may be, there are still many people battling a cancer diagnosis and many others who are ...