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  • The Universal Notebook: 'Mud, mud, I love mud'

    “April,” poet T.S. Eliot wrote in "The Wasteland," “is the cruelest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull rots with spring rain.” I have never fully comprehended what Eliot had against April, unless it was that signs of...

  • The Right View: Economics is a matter of right vs. left

    While out driving last week, I caught a bit of the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Mike. A gentleman had called in making the case that while many of us are out here in the media shouting about right-this and left-that, he was just trying to work and survive. While we are all discussing soc...

  • The Universal Notebook: Speculating on high gas prices

    When I’m driving around town these days I keep my eye out for the cheapest gas prices. Not $3.85. Not $3.82. Can anyone beat $3.79? Buy. Buy. Buy. As a good liberal with a bad conscience, I admit I am of two minds about the steep increase in gas prices. On the conservation side, I&rs... 5

  • No Sugar Added: The trees are alive with the sound of nuisance

    Spring is upon us, and, even though you know how much I adore the winter, I am as thrilled as anyone to see crocuses popping their little purple heads out of the once snow-laden soil. Not to be a spoilsport, but spring is not all daffodils and baby chicks. Like the other seasons, spring ha...

  • 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...