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  • Abby's Road: My hope for happiness

    She ran with a soft smile on her face, her footfalls quiet, her toes pointed. Every third step, she leaped off the ground, raising her hands above her head and extending her fingers with a dancer’s grace. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, her cadence seemed to be putting her i...

  • The Universal Notebook: The fine-art confidence game

    A Portland art gallery has the local art scene buzzing over the propriety of charging artists to exhibit their work. That battle was fought and largely won by the Union of Maine Visual Artists back in the 1980s, when artist-activist Carlo Pittore led the charge against museums and gallerie...

  • Letter: SAD 51 budget meets needs

    Supporting a school budget is more than an annual appropriation; it is an investment in the future.  As a former superintendent of schools and educator for 35 years, I believe a strong correlation exists between the quality of education, and the future of our country. The SAD 51 Finan...

  • 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...