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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: Maintain restrictions on child labor

    Economists have long documented the importance of third streams of revenue for working class families to fall back on: snowplowing, babysitting, and house cleaning are examples of work that can be done on top of other jobs to generate or replace income when living wage jobs are scarce. LD 516 wou...

  • Letter: Beem represents the new silent majority

    Edgar Allen Beem is a necessary oasis to offset the tsunami force that has gripped Maine and Mainers. I find his position a reflection of America and Americans that exists, deserves to exist, and has the right to exist. The tea party conservatives don't think so. A minority they are in Maine and ... 1

  • Letter: Beem on target in criticism of LePage

    Edgar Allen Beem’s column titled “LePage Displays a Lack of Respect” has so appropriately targeted a very serious concern with the current governor of Maine. The governor’s total lack of respect for the majority of voters and the crude insults directed toward his opponent...

  • Letter: Improve Scarborough Beach, don't ruin it

    I am writing in opposition to the proposed Scarborough Beach parking. It appears that very little has been mentioned about protecting the dunes and piping plovers. Mr. Sprague states that he would like to keep the land as open space, but he needs to make "a little" income. Might he conside...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage displays a lack of respect

    Artist and activist Robert Shetterly, president of the Union of Maine Visual Artists and creator of the "Americans Who Tell the Truth" portrait series, repeatedly stressed the need to remain mature and respectful in tone when he began preparing a press conference to express opposition to Gov. Pau... 4

  • Letter: Maine needs Biddeford Downs

    I’m writing to add my voice to the many who are asking the Legislature to vote in favor of allowing Biddeford Downs to move forward without another statewide referendum. The Biddeford Downs project is a revenue-generating venture. Maine desperately needs such ventures to get back in the bla...

  • Letter: SAD 51 spending, by the numbers

    After the School Administrative District 51 Finance Committee recommended a 3 percent increase in the school budget for the 2011-2012 year, some historical facts about the SAD 51 budget may be helpful to establish a context for this recommendation, the budget discussion, and the budget vote. ...

  • Letter: Beem's Utopia makes for bad dreams

    Last night I had the strangest dream, about the world of Edgar Allen Beem. It began in a trendy little bistro in the Yarmouth area, where I overheard a conversation among what looked to be successful business people, or to some, I suppose, capitalist pigs. They said that Beem and hi... 16