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  • The Universal Notebook: Socialism and the Pledge of Allegiance

    South Portland High School students Lily SanGiovanni, Morrigan Turner and Gaby Ferrell are to be congratulated for their efforts to defend American freedom. The students have drawn criticism in some quarters for asking that students be informed that they should only recite the Pledge of Allegianc...

  • The Right View: Welfare fraud is a fact Maine can't ignore

    One of my father’s favorite sayings was “don’t let me confuse you with the facts.” For all of the emoting, victim parading, and LePage bashing that is currently going on regarding the governor’s attempts at combating welfare fraud in Portland and beyond, all o...

  • Letter: Praise for Falmouth council's action

    I would like to thank the Falmouth Town Council for all of their hard work over the past six months toward coming up with a responsible proposal for the future of the Lunt/Plummer-Motz property, and for voting unanimously to put it on the ballot in June. It's exciting to think that Falmouth coul...

  • Letter: Keep Falmouth schools in civic use

    Last week the Falmouth Town Council voted unanimously to put the Lunt/Plummer facilities proposal on the ballot for voters to decide. This proposal keeps most of the property in civic use. The council should be thanked for their hard work developing a fiscally responsible proposal that will not r...

  • The Universal Notebook: Heartache and home improvement

    Carolyn and I have had a few home improvement projects going since last fall and I sure hope we can wrap them up by summer. My nerves are frayed from living in a state of constant flux, not knowing where anything is half the time, reflexively turning the wrong way to put something in a frig that ...

  • No Sugar Added: The science of Styrofoam balls and hot glue sticks

    Next to the words, “I want to get my pilot's license,” few things uttered by a 12-year-old can strike fear into the heart of a parent quite like the phrase, “I need to go to the arts and crafts supply store for my science project.” If you live in the northeast, you ...

  • Short Relief: Portland thrives on flight of fancy

    Recently, I saw Portland Stage Company’s world premier production of Gregory Hischak’s “The Center of Gravity.” The play is a re-imagining of the invention of the airplane. Wilbur and Orville Wright grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where they ran first a print shop and the...

  • Letter: Software no substitute for language teachers

    I am responding to the “Parent Alert” political ad sponsored by Michael Doyle in last week’s Northern edition. The ad demonstrated a lack of insight into the superintendent’s quote. It avoids analysis of “cultural understanding,” and concludes with one studen... 3

  • Letter: More about Cape's 'Secret Beach'

    Let me offer some perspective after your March 23 article about "Secret Beach." At the center of this long-running dispute is a legal agreement which was entered into between The Broad Cove Shore Association and Paul Woods for the use of a walkway over his land, which accesses the beach. The agre...

  • Letter: Harness industry deserves support

    I can remember when I was a 7-year-old struck by the beauty and power of the fantastic creatures, who sped around the track at fairgrounds, and it was from an even earlier age that I knew I was in love with horses, and was destined to spend my life caring and loving for these gentle animals. I'm...