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  • The Universal Notebook: Season's greetings and other political corrections

    Season’s Greetings, dear readers in Forecasterland, (& various others appended by ampersand). We wish holiday cheer and a glorious year end To citizens public & private, old foe & good friend. Bonne Année, Messrs. LePage et Michaud, (Whi...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Is Maine really the greatest place?

    Is Maine the greatest state in the country? Is America the greatest country? In its debut episode a few years ago, the television show "The Newsroom," written by Aaron Sorkin, featured an opening scene where a fictional cable TV news anchor played by Jeff Daniels is asked by a college stud...

  • Letter: Energy Alliance story a 'cartoon'

    The performance of the Maine Green Energy Alliance, and its effectiveness or ineffectiveness in helping Maine people winterize their homes, are topics worthy of scrutiny. The group’s track record is fair game for even the harshest objective analysis. I don’t feel the same way a...

  • The Universal Notebook: The last smoker on Earth

    One morning about two weeks ago, I woke up and decided to see how long I could go without smoking. I didn’t have any plans to quit. I hadn’t made a resolution, hadn’t set a date, no drugs, no patches, no crutches. I just thought I’d see if I could make it a couple of hours... 6

  • Short Relief: Escape from New York

    Contrary to advice, I drove into New York City the evening of Sunday, Dec. 26. I couldn’t help it. We had seven tickets to "Phantom of the Opera" at the Majestic Theater and they weren’t cheap. Given the prediction of snow, we decided to head into the city early so as to have...

  • Global Matters: Maine's economic answer isn't in the rear-view mirror

    As the global economy slowly recovers from financial meltdowns of the past several years, it’s becoming clear that certain conditions, once thought to be temporary, have become the new normal, and certain trends will continue, giving rise to a new economic landscape. Gasoline prices ...

  • Letter: Garden proposal suits South Portland

    Once again South Portland is in the position to expand it’s reputation as a place one wants to live in because of it’s many unique assets. I’m referring to the efforts of a new organization known as the Community Garden Collective to develop neighborhood community garden sites ...

  • Letter: South Portland should back garden at Hamlin

    I strongly support the community garden that would be located on the grounds of the former Hamlin School. When we moved to South Portland last year, my first project was to make room for a front-yard vegetable garden. Our neighbors were first curious, then intrigued, and ultimately excited by t...

  • Letter: Liberal backlash threatens gun owners

    I am constantly amazed at the liberal view of gun ownership and our Second Amendment Rights. (See last week's letter by a North Yarmouth liberal.) A “crazed lone gunman” – most are found after the fact to have given off many clues as to their mental instability &ndas... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth should reconsider open-space vote

    Something unusual happened at Falmouth’s Town Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 24. The council voted 4-3 to approve an amendment to our land use ordinances which reduces the open space percentage significantly in all of Falmouth’s conservation subdivisions. This vote was in spite of... 1