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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...

  • Editor's Notebook: Thanks for putting your name on the line

    With journalism's relatively recent emphasis on digital delivery and the 24/7 news cycle, newspaper editors everywhere seem to be debating, studying and furrowing their brows over what to do about anonymous reader comments. In a perfect world, online comments would be concise, civil and al... 1

  • Forecaster Forum: Maine Democrats, Republicans face defining moments

    The conventional wisdom these days is that Democrats are in trouble while Republicans are soaring, reversing roles from just two years ago. Actually, both of Maine’s major parties are at a defining crossroads today, for entirely different reasons. How each responds in the months ahead will...

  • Letter: Eberle thanks contituents

    The 125th Maine Legislature has been sworn in, with new leaders elected by the new majority party. It's a different landscape in state government, and I look forward to hitting the ground running in what is simultaneously familiar and unknown territory. Since this is my fourth and last term, du...

  • Letter: South Portland seeks feedback

    I am writing to encourage South Portland residents and people who do business in South Portland to take a brief on-line survey about a proposed vision for the future of South Portland. The links are at the bottom of the city’s Web page,

  • Letter: Back to the drawing board, CMP

    What is the verdict on "smart" meters? Why are citizens saying no? Central Maine Power had a flawed business plan. CMP has been working on this process since 2006 and cannot understand why there is resistance at this point. Last week I asked if CMP ever collected content from their customers; ...

  • Letter: Praise for Collins from MRRA

    On behalf of the board of trustees of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, I want to commend Sen. Susan Collins for her recent vote against a sweeping amendment that would have not only placed a binding three-year prohibition on congressional earmarks, but also would have eliminated fun...

  • Letter: Cumberland Wood Bank success

    I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to more than 50 people in the community who have contributed to the Cumberland Wood Bank this year. We have raised more than $3,000 in fuel assistance for those in need, in the greater Cumberland community. This was done through the gene...

  • Letter: No sympathy for Beem's critics

    I've been thinking about sending this letter for a long time, and now I'm doing it in support of Edgar Allen Beem. I look forward to his columns because most of the time they reflect what I'm also thinking. It's amazing to me that there are people, like those who are anti-Beem, who have their h...