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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...

  • Praise for Falmouth Town Council

    Falmouth is a unique community. When my wife and I moved back home to Maine over seven years ago to raise our children, we chose Falmouth for its schools and its sense of community. Falmouth truly promises a bright future for us all by doing an amazing job of encouraging economic growth while pr...

  • Common sense needed in Armory deal

    Wouldn’t you know? South Portland has managed to mismanage the Armory fiasco yet again. It can’t seem to help itself. Supposedly, it’s only intended interest is to own it, thus control its eventual use. Then, of course, the wish list morphed into a new City Hall, needed space fo...

  • Falmouth referendum language right on

    For many months now, involving much input from our community, engineers, architects, and consultants among others, the Town Council has investigated the reuse of the Plummer/Motz/Lunt school site. This coming Monday, the Town Council will vote on the actual June referendum language. The referendu...

  • Dining shouldn't be a crap shoot

    Your article about the lax inspection standards for Portland’s restaurants (March 2 edition) is both shocking and surprising. Ensuring that public eateries are safe and healthy places for residents and tourists is a basic responsibility of local and state government, right up there with ens...

  • No Sugar Added: Mother hen

    One day last summer, my daughter purchased a tiny yet thoughtful gift for me. A pin with an image of a white hen. And the word “mother” up above it. I adore the mother hen pin. And while I consider myself to be a wonderfully quirky mother, and love my children with all of my h...

  • The Universal Notebook: Dance with me

    Some evenings, when I take a break from a ballgame on TV to see what Carolyn is up to, I find my lovely wife out back in the sunroom working on the computer and listening to music. I’ve never figured out how daughter Tess’s iTunes work or how to find music on YouTube, but Carolyn seem... 1

  • Letter: Alternatives for Falmouth's library, community center

    No matter where the money comes from, the sale of buildings and land, fundraisers, or more taxes, Falmouth's library and community center remain a $6 million-plus project. The numbers bandied about for the last year or so are so ridiculous for this project they don’t have a shred of credib...

  • Letter: Protect family planning, Planned Parenthood

    The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to eliminate funding for Title X and to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers. Both these programs provide critical preventive medical care to millions of women, including women in Maine. Don't they care? Wh...