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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: Plurality puts LePage in good company

    Several of your columnists and letter writers have recently emphasized that “62 percent of the electorate didn’t vote for (Gov. LePage).” This “badge of rejection” is worn also by Presidents Lincoln (60.4 percent, 1860), Wilson (58.8 percent, 1912) and Clinton...

  • Letter: Idling trains irk South Portland neighborhood

    I live in close proximity to the Rigby train yard in South Portland with my wife and kids. We have no problem with trains coming and going or with the sound of the trains, as we expected those things when we moved here. What I do have trouble with though, is the way they leave the trains running ...

  • Letter: SAD 51 budget deserves support

    We knew 2011-2012 would be a difficult budget year for school systems, many describing it as a “cliff year” as a result of the cuts in federal stimulus money. School Administrative District 51 recently proposed a 2.93 percent increase for the 2011-2012 school year, after three years o...

  • Letter: Trustee urges vote for new Falmouth library

    On June 14, the voters of Falmouth will be given the opportunity to support a town project which will have long-lasting and positive effects for years to come. This referendum project involves several favorable ingredients: it will provide a larger and more flexible library; it will give Communi...

  • Letter: Falmouth voters should decide value of all-day K

    I’m writing to say how disappointed I am in the four Falmouth town councilors who continue to make public kindergarten an ongoing issue in the passage of the fiscal 2012 school budget. Their opinions are based on nothing more than misguided fiscal and education principles that completely mi... 2

  • Letter: Top teacher backs all-day K in Falmouth

    I felt proud to be a Falmouth teacher at the March 30 Town Council meeting as many residents applauded the quality of education offered by our public schools. Make no mistake, my colleagues and I work tirelessly to meet every student’s varied needs. When designing instruction for our learne...

  • Letter: Freeport Pizza Madness a tasty success

    On March 19, the Freeport High School junior class held its first Pizza Madness Tournament to raise funds for Project Graduation, a series of fun, safe activities held immediately before and after commencement. Because of timing, we tied our event into NCAA March Madness, with a basketball theme...

  • Letter: No more patience for Preble Street

    I was very dismayed to hear that the Portland Police Department's concerns about Preble Street Resource Center's operational style and low-barrier philosophy were squashed by the City Council. And that the Portland Public Safety Committee's request for more dialog between the PPD, PSRC, and the B...