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  • Policy Wonk: LePage’s need to scape-goat is overpowering

    The dictionary defines scape-goat as “a person or group bearing blame for others.” Food-stamp recipients, those receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and the long-term unemployed are all familiar with Gov. Paul LePage’s need to scape-goat. The governor...

  • Forecaster Forum: Quality schools vital to Portland’s success

    I recently gave the annual State of the Schools report to the Portland City Council. The report provides an opportunity each year to let the community know how we’re doing as a school district and where we’re headed. This year, I began the report with an important premise: The ...

  • Letter: Andrews for Falmouth School Board

    I am very happy to give my support to Jan Andrews for Falmouth School Board. My interactions with Jan over the last few years have shown her to be a very level-headed, thoughtful person, willing to consider viewpoints other than her own. And I have no doubt she will bring those traits to the Fal...

  • Letter: Yes on 1 in Falmouth

    For two years I was a member of the Falmouth Community Facilities Planning Committee whose recommendations to the town were the seed of the upcoming Question 1 referendum. I left that process with admiration for town staff, my fellow committee members and for the town itself. The process was so r...

  • Letter: Pryzant for Falmouth School Board

    I met Eydie Pryzant almost 19 years ago when she moved to Maine with her husband and young son. As Eydie’s family grew, now three children ages 15 to 20, she immersed herself in the Falmouth schools as a parent volunteer. Throughout the years, Eydie has regularly attended School Board meet...

  • The Universal Notebook: No end in sight

    When I drove through midtown Manhattan last week on my way to Queens, I noticed a lot of demonstrators on street corners with signs warning New Yorkers that the world was coming to an end on May 21. It reminded me of those cliched cartoons of false prophets walking around in sack cloth and ashes ... 4

  • No Sugar Added: The magic of a prom dress

    Along with a throng of other parents of high school seniors, I am, this morning, recovering from the prom. And for me, it’s not merely a physical recovery, but an emotional one. My daughter, Ophelia, is on the brink of college-dom, and the prom is one in a chain of upcoming ev... 1

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Schools are grateful for grants

    Every year, the Portland Public Schools supplements local funding for our district with grants from the state and federal governments, private foundations, businesses and other donors. Those grants lessen the burden on Portland taxpayers and allow us to offer programs and enrichment activities t...

  • Letter: Cancer resources at S. Portland forum

    On June 6 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Cancer Community Center at 778 Main St., the South Portland Employees Wellness Committee and the cancer center, using a small grant from PROP, will host a free forum on cancer resources and support systems. No one is ever prepared to deal with a relative...

  • Letter: Berry seeks Falmouth's support

    My name is Jonathan Berry and I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Falmouth Town Council. I am the managing partner of a local law firm, Berry & Dion, where we focus on assessment and mitigation of risk for small family businesses, as well as zoning and land use law. My professio...