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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: Yes on Question 1

    The TV ads have started. Maine voters are asked to vote no on a plan to raise income taxes in a bad economy. These messages do not tell the whole story. The new law which was passed on June 12, 2009,would add new sales taxes on such services as car repairs, boat moorings and movie tickets....

  • Letter: Vote for debt reduction

    The discussions during the Democratic gubernatorial debates were distressing to say the least, and illustrate how out of touch our elected officials truly are. Libby Mitchell's comments about "investing" in a bond measure and Steve Rowe's statement that the "complexities of the economic problems ...

  • Letter: Fight cancer at 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 ...

  • Letter: Miller for Falmouth School Board

    I am writing to express my support for Marna Miller as a member of the Falmouth School Board. Marna was one of the first people I met when I moved to Falmouth three years ago when she was the leader of the Falmouth Family Network. Marna is caring and friendly, someone who works hard to im...

  • Letter: Support the SAD 51 budget

    The School Administrative District 51 community will have a chance to vote on the proposed 2010-2011 budget at the district budget meeting on June 3 and at the polls on June 8 for the District budget validation referendum. These upcoming votes are the next steps in what has been a difficult, spi...

  • Letter: DiBiase, Rodden for Falmouth council

    We are fortunate to have two exceptional candidates in the upcoming election for the Falmouth Town Council. Both Barbara DiBiase and Bonny Rodden have been intelligent and dedicated leaders acting at the local level to protect our environment. Barbara DiBiase was Falmouth’s energy a...

  • Letter: Farewell, Cumberland's 'Coach Bill'

    Through all recreation programs with which we have been involved in Cumberland, Bill Landis has encouraged, coached, taught and disciplined our young kids to be active, to be competitive yet fair, to be respectful athletes, and to have fun. Embedded within his programs has been a level enjoyment...

  • Letter: Perfect lawns vs. good health

    The Maine Cancer Association is increasing awareness of breast cancer while pesticides associated with increased risk of cancer are applied on our lawns. In a 2004 study samples of Cape Cod homes with pesticide use had an increased incidence of breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer. A N...