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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: Leavitt for Cumberland council

    The residents of Cumberland have the opportunity to elect Sally Leavitt to the Town Council on  June 14.  Sally will bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to the council.  She is concerned that Cumberland stay affordable for a wide spectrum of citizens and will work hard to make&...

  • Letter: Cumberland should elect Leavitt

    On June 14 I am voting for Sally Leavitt to be Cumberland's next town councilor.  I have known Sally all her life and know she will be a strong advocate for the citizens of Cumberland.  She is compassionate about the issues that affect our town from the mundane everyday h...

  • Letter: Kittredge for Yarmouth Town Council

    I would like to encourage other Yarmouth residents to join me on Election Day in casting a vote for Andrew Kittredge for Town Council. I have known Andy for close to 25 years and he is one of the most honest, hard working, and down-to-earth people that I have ever met. He is always there to lend ...

  • Letter: SAD 51 board urges support for budget

    The citizens of SAD 51 have some important work to complete before we can head to the beach. On June 9 we gather at Greely High School to review the budget proposed by the School Board. The theme of this budget is continuous progress toward greater student achievement despite the economic...

  • Letter: Tucker for Falmouth School Board

    Lucy Tucker is the kind of leader Falmouth needs on the School Board. Raised by parents who believed the best gift you can give your children is a great education, she moved to Falmouth because of the great schools.  Lucy has been an active volunteer for 10 years and is looking to provide su...

  • Letter: Safe Chemicals Act deserves support

    As a pediatrician and father of a 4-year-old daughter, the health and well-being of children is forefront in my mind. It’s crucial to have common sense, science-based policies to protect children’s health. Maine’s Kid Safe Products Act and the phase-out of toxic BPA from childre...

  • Letter: Eliminate industrial operations in residential Cumberland

    The beep-beep-beeping of construction vehicles, the noise from the equipment being used and from dumping of material is loud and unhealthy. The activity of removing or processing gravel materials is a dusty industrial operation, not one conducive to a residential neighborhood. The heavy dump-truc...

  • Letter: Re-elect Pierce to Falmouth council

    We are writing to ask voters to support Teresa Pierce for re-election to the Town Council in the coming election. As lifelong Mainers and members of the Falmouth community for the last decade, we feel fortunate to be able to raise our children in a town that is led by clear-thinking and dedicate...