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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Maine risks being the HoJo's of states

    Two weeks ago I left Maine with my family for an extended visit to Hawaii – my adopted second birthplace. I was born just a few days before Hawaii became our 50th state in 1959; that and my love of surfing are two of my many justifications for visiting this tropical paradise more than 20 ti...

  • The Universal Notebook: Those who can, teach

    Nancie Atwell, founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb, has received the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, the $1 million award that is being called the Nobel Prize of Teaching. Maine should be proud that a teacher being held up as one of the best in the world is f...

  • Global Matters: My own private Egypt

    In this paschal season, Jews have concluded the ritual observance of Passover, which celebrates, at its most basic level, the survival of the Jewish people in the face of Egyptian oppression. Of course, even now, thousands of years after the fact, the seder meal and the observance of the h...

  • The Universal Notebook: In concert with Neil Young

    Music, I am sorry to say, has not been a big part of my life since I graduated from college 40 years ago. Live music never was. Since I attended the Newport Folk Festival in 1966, I can probably count on two hands the number of concerts I have attended – Bob Dylan a couple of times, ... 3

  • Letter: Support Falmouth library, town center

    I encourage the voters of Falmouth to approve the renovation and reuse of the land and buildings at Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools. We have a unique opportunity to convert the Lunt building into the Falmouth Memorial Library and potentially turn Plummer-Motz into our Community Center.

  • Letter: Dill will bring experience to Senate

    Maine faces tough economic challenges that demand strong, intelligent and responsible leadership. Rep. Cynthia Dill has shown such leadership during her legislative service in the Maine House and will bring this valuable experience to the Senate. Cynthia is an effective legislator and a st...

  • Letter: South Portland mayor backs Dill

    I encourage voters, first, to get out to vote in the Senate District 7 special election on May 10. Second, I urge you to vote for Democrat Cynthia Dill. Cynthia is a smart, articulate, outspoken woman who knows the issues, understands the challenges and represents her constituents with both knowl...

  • Letter: Vote for Maietta for Senate

    I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to sit down with a small group of people to talk to Louis Maietta Jr. He told us that he is running so that he can represent the people of Senate District 7 and that his focus is on what the constituents see as important issues. He wants to work for wha...

  • Letter: Dill for state senator

    When voters in South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth go to the polls on Tuesday, May 10, to elect a new state senator, I hope that they will choose Cynthia Dill. For as long as I've known Cynthia, she's been the kind of person who stands up for others, ponders each issue carefully...

  • Letter: Ouellet, Red Cross aid Brunswick

    When people in the community step forward to help others in their time of need, it is important to recognize them for their efforts. In that vein, I would like to recognize Michael Ouellet of Ouellet Associates for his help in the aftermath of the fire at 45 Maine St. Mike spent his Sunday afte...