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  • The Universal Notebook: 'Mud, mud, I love mud'

    “April,” poet T.S. Eliot wrote in "The Wasteland," “is the cruelest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull rots with spring rain.” I have never fully comprehended what Eliot had against April, unless it was that signs of...

  • The Right View: Economics is a matter of right vs. left

    While out driving last week, I caught a bit of the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Mike. A gentleman had called in making the case that while many of us are out here in the media shouting about right-this and left-that, he was just trying to work and survive. While we are all discussing soc...

  • Letter: Vote no on 1 in Cumberland

    I would like to urge the residents of Cumberland to vote no on Question 1. After reviewing all of the material offered by the group trying to make changes to our existing regulations, I see absolutely no valid reason to change. Rather than improve our way of life the proposed changes would negati...

  • Letter: Brunswick residents deserve better from ZBA

    Emily Guerin effectively captures neighbors' concerns over the train maintenance facility planned for Brunswick ("Frustrated neighbors take train complaints to rail authority board," May 25, 2011). No one buys a home near railroad tracks without expecting train traffic, and most are happy to see...

  • Letter: Harpswell better off without SAD 75

    When we explained the reasons for Harpswell to withdraw from SAD 75 we used precisely correct and "official" statistics, showing how much more Harpswell pays in proportion to the other three towns.  These figures were provided to your reporter and were taken directly from materials supplied ...

  • Letter: Jones seeks votes in Yarmouth

    My name is Philip Jones and I'm running for the School Committee in Yarmouth. My wife, children and I moved here from New York 3 1/2 years ago, and a major factor in our choosing Yarmouth was the quality of the schools. We were impressed by the academic excellence that was a priority, but equal...

  • Letter: Vote to end Falmouth's liberal legacy

    The upcoming Falmouth town elections are critical. For most of the 15 years I have lived here, the direction of the town committees, led by “progressive liberals” effectively forced town councils to raise taxes for wants, not needs. But recent council elections of fiscal conservativ...

  • Letter: Falmouth library overcrowding a fact of life

    My family adores the Falmouth Memorial Library. That is why I support its relocation. During the past several years, it has become clear that the children/young adult area is far insufficient for the number of children that it serves. My family has even chosen to leave the library a few ...

  • Letter: Orestis offers Falmouth unique choice

    I am writing in support of Chris Orestis for Falmouth Town Council. Chris will be a forceful voice for sensible governance in Falmouth. His experience in the political arena combined with his entrepreneurial spirit offer a unique set of skills that will benefit Falmouth as we strive to ensure t...

  • Letter: Falmouth Question 1 is about community

    My husband grew up in Falmouth, and our family decided to return here with our family because it is a wonderful community. We love the idea of having a central place to congregate with our friends and neighbors. We understand that the logistics of finding space for local programming have become m...