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  • The View From Away: Re-imagining USM will take more than reversing cuts

    The news that officials will reverse some proposed cuts to the University of Southern Maine budget is a mixed blessing. It is a blessing in that it would be a mistake to balance the university’s budget disproportionately on the back of arts and humanities programs that, while more ch...

  • The Right View: Sympathy for a Democrat? You've come to the wrong place

    My first "political memory," if you will, is of eavesdropping in the hallway as a child. I was listening to my family just shred Jimmy Carter on election night, and I felt sorry for him. It was 1976. I was 7 years old, and it was the last time I ever had any sympathy for a Democrat.

  • Letter: Rodden for Falmouth's future

    As a long-time member of the Falmouth Recycling Committee I feel very fortunate to have Bonny Rodden as the committee’s liaison on the Town Council. Bonny’s tireless efforts have enabled Falmouth to maintain its position as a regional leader in recycling rates. Bonny’s positio...

  • Letter: DiBiase, Rodden endorsed in Falmouth

    As former Falmouth town councilors, we endorse Bonny Rodden and Barbara DiBiase for Town Council. Barbara knows about small businesses and property values – about saving money for Falmouth – and about efficient ways to keep Falmouth an excellent place to live and to educate our...

  • Letter: Rodden's case for re-election in Falmouth

    It has been a great honor to serve on the Falmouth Town Council for the past three years. Falmouth is recognized across the region and the state as a leader, and I have worked hard to keep it that way. We are leaders because of our outstanding schools, our commitment to purchasing open spa...

  • Letter: Approve the Falmouth school budget

    For six years we have served as elected members of the Falmouth School Board. As our terms end, we thank the voters for their trust. We satisfied that trust by doing our best in weighing the needs of our school system against the need to keep taxes in check. For the second year running, the bo...

  • Global Matters: Timely message on the wings of Honor Flight

    It’s not something I’m particularly proud to admit, but I am not an especially patient person. My impatience is more pronounced when I travel. I bristle at long lines. I find other travelers annoying, and generally I don’t like crowds. When I travel, I like things to go my way.

  • Letter: Cumberland should re-elect Perfetti

    When looking for a responsible, engaged and passionate candidate for Cumberland Town Council, our vote will definitely be for Michael Perfetti. Mike has contributed a great deal to the Town Council meetings in his first term. His voice is heard with substantial informative commentary. Mike scours...

  • Letter: Westbrook councilor backs Rodden in Falmouth

    Though I am not a resident of Falmouth, I am writing to you in support of Bonny Rodden for the Falmouth Town Council. I have come to know Bonny the last few years through her tireless work to bring public transportation to your community. Bonny is a tremendous and thoughtful leader. She truly car...

  • Letter: Falmouth board needs Miller

    My wife, Marna Miller, is running for Falmouth School Board, and I cannot imagine a better candidate. Marna combines a background in higher education with a strong spirit for volunteerism and the enthusiasm of a parent with kids currently in the Falmouth schools. Marna is a creative thinke...