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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Maine risks being the HoJo's of states

    Two weeks ago I left Maine with my family for an extended visit to Hawaii – my adopted second birthplace. I was born just a few days before Hawaii became our 50th state in 1959; that and my love of surfing are two of my many justifications for visiting this tropical paradise more than 20 ti...

  • The Universal Notebook: Those who can, teach

    Nancie Atwell, founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb, has received the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, the $1 million award that is being called the Nobel Prize of Teaching. Maine should be proud that a teacher being held up as one of the best in the world is f...

  • Global Matters: Life in the LePage administration imitates art

    During these especially sultry weeks of the short Maine summer, these weeks in which the mercury rises and we assure the tourists it isn’t usually so hot, during these weeks when patience frays and tempers flare, when politicians take the country to the brink, let us turn to the bible for s...

  • Forecaster Forum: Bullying bill is necessary and fair

    Bullying in schools is a serious problem. It affects a student’s ability to learn, and can create a hostile and frightening environment for the victims of bullying. It’s hard to understand why anyone would oppose legislation that protects our students from bullying. Yet, House ...

  • Letter: Support Thompson in Cape Elizabeth

    I have the privilege of being a personal friend of Nancy Thompson for over 23 years and am honored to now serve on the board with her for The Center for Grieving Children. Everyone who knows Nancy can attest to her incredibly upbeat, positive attitude and a willingness and determination to get th...

  • Letter: Elect Thompson in Cape Elizabeth

    I have known Nancy Thompson for the past 25 years, and I have had the pleasure of working with her for the past five years. In that time I have come to know her extremely well. I have seen first hand Nancy’s professionalism, and how she cares about her clients in the insurance business. ...

  • Letter: Send Monaghan-Derrig to Augusta

    The special election for state representative on Aug. 16 gives Cape Elizabeth the opportunity to choose Kim Monaghan-Derrig to be our trusted voice in Augusta. With state Sen. Cynthia Dill, Kim will make sure that the best interests of the people of Maine and the values Cape Elizabeth shares for ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Access to the wild suburbs

    People don’t generally appreciate it when folks from away weigh in on local affairs, so I will withhold my thoughts about the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s refusal to allow the Shore Road Pathway to go through its Robinson’s Woods preserve. I’m sure they mean well and are on...

  • No Sugar Added: A summer love letter to Maine

    It’s been six years since I moved here, and I’m ready to confess what I know you’ve been hoping to read: I think I’m in love. With the coast of Maine. Given my post-widowhood dating history, I tend to be a bit cynical about love – but the coast of Maine... 2

  • Letter: A reminder for the wealthy

    Lately, pleas for fairly shared sacrifice for our country's economy fall on too many deaf and inexperienced ears. As children of the Great Depression, many of us "oldies" would like to remind the most wealthy people and corporations in our beloved country that without the faithful, most un...