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  • Editorial: North Yarmouth sends the wrong message by pulling the plug

    If you're of a certain age, you probably remember the opening narration of the early 1960s sci-fi TV show, "The Outer Limits": "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will brin...

  • The Universal Notebook: Art in my life

    For the most part, my life in art has remained pretty much out of these columns, except perhaps when I was inveighing against our benighted governor a few years ago for his political attack on the Maine Labor History Mural for being too pro-labor. But art has been a big part of my personal and pr...

  • Short Relief: Lombardi could teach LePage a lesson

    In my hometown of Englewood, N.J., the local Catholic day school was St. Cecilia. It had a strong sports program. In 1939, St. Cecilia hired Vince Lombardi to teach Latin, chemistry and physics, and to be an assistant coach of its football team. Lombardi stayed at St. Cecilia for eight years, ... 1

  • Letter: Library, town center will make Falmouth proud

    As a longstanding resident of Falmouth, I have become a frequent use of the Falmouth Memorial Library, which has been most helpful to me, especially when I wish to take out a volume by inter-library loan. The librarians have always been courteous and helpful to me when needed. Recently, the libra...

  • Letter: Bath comes through with Japan aid

    On behalf of our board and our sister state, a big thank you to the greater Bath community. We have raised approximately $10,000 for aid to our sister state in Japan. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and businesses, we have and are continuing to collect funds to send for relief...

  • Letter: Keep Cumberland residential areas residential

    Last year, when Randy Copp was removing the forest of trees from his 47-acre lot of land, he told his neighbors he was doing this to build his home, have pastures for animals and a nice view. He told us that he had bought seed that he was going to lay down for grass. Little did we know that his...

  • Letter: Defeat the South Portland school budget

    The South Portland School Board reported in January that over the past three years the school over-budgeted expenditures and that the school surplus (excess of revenue over expenses) increased by over $3.4 million, as compared to the budgets that forecast a $2.8 million decrease, so they were off...

  • Letter: Dill mirrors District 7 values

    Rep. Cynthia Dill has my enthusiastic support in her bid to become the District 7 state senator in the special election on May 10. And I'm not alone in that support. Dill has received the endorsement of the Maine League of Conservation Voters because of her record protecting the environmen...

  • Letter: Vote for Dill, South Portland school budget

    On May 10 the voters of South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and part of Scarborough will be casting ballots for their school budgets, and electing a state senator. To continue supporting a cornerstone of our society, I would encourage you to support our children and the education budget of South Portl...

  • Letter: South Portland baseball fields not a dog park

    Some local dog walkers have been using South Portland National Little League fields as a substitute for their own backyards. It is not OK and not within your rights as a taxpayer to run your dogs on the fields, which are clearly marked with signs that say “No Dogs.” SPNLL leases the...