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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...

  • Letter: CMP's smart-meter claims doubted

    The recent article by Emily Parkhurst detailed numerous issues raised by a number of credible authorities as to the safety of smart meters, including public health, safety and cybersecurity. Yet the headline on her article would seem to reassure the general public that these meters are safe. A C... 1

  • Letter: Liberals subvert the American dream

    Once upon a time there were two neighbors named Hewlett and Packard. They had an inspiration, quit their jobs, mortgaged their souls. They developed their product, and developed a whole new industry. They became wealthy. Along come the liberals, Obama, Beem, et.al. with their hands out demonizin... 2

  • Forecaster Forum: The gift of a chance encounter on the Prom

    The sun's reflection from Portland harbor was blindingly silver and made the brick sidewalk hard to see. I was grumpy, for no particular reason, and was again wondering what motivated UPS men to wear shorts in December. Probably just some harmless bravado. The half-mile point along the Eas... 1

  • No Sugar Added: The gift of remembrance

    As Christmas approached, three things were glued to me. Like additional limbs. No, not my trio of children. Their “wish lists.” They never left my side. Folded up, in my purse, the back pocket of my jeans or between the pages of my Filofax (yes, I said Filofax. I like paper, r... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: 2011 predictions and a resolution

    One of the most persistent of human follies is the presumption that we can somehow predict the future. In case you hadn’t noticed, we can’t. I don’t just mean you and I can’t; no one can. Stars, tea leaves, tarot cards, crystal balls, Ouija boards, Magic Eight Balls... 1

  • Letter: 'Sanctimonious liberals' are the problem

    Sanctimonious liberals seem to be something of a problem in politics. The presidency changes the man because the man finally finds out what is really going on in the world. Obama seems to be teachable. Liberals are irritated by Obama's acceptance of a tax bill that keeps millions more off... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth makes progress on energy

    At a recent Falmouth Town Council meeting two ordinances were passed that are noteworthy. In a period of unpredictable and rising energy prices and increasing awareness of the impacts of our dependence on fossil fuels, Falmouth citizens brought forward initiatives to obtain loan funds to make th...

  • Letter: Falmouth should welcome bigger Walmart

    I watch in disbelief when Falmouth Councilor Bonny Rodden and her committees, Community Development and Long Fange Planning, work on Route 1. This has been going on since 2005 with Bonny and since 1995 with former Councilor George Thebarge. It’s about time the council closed down both commi...