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  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s make a deal, Mr. Cutler

    Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler got a bit of a boost last week when independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed him. Sen. King and Mr. Cutler seem to share the belief that only an independent can break through partisan gridlock to get things done. The only trouble with that ...

  • Abby's Road: After a Trapper Keeper snaps shut, it never lets go

    The iconic portrait of my life features me at the tender age of 7. It can be attributed to my mother, who snapped it on whatever predated the disposable camera. At least one of my sisters was likely hugging her knee at the time. In the calm second my mother’s pointer finger was able ...

  • Letter: Support for Falmouth council rules

    I am writing to voice my support for the Falmouth Town Council’s decision to unanimously pass a resolution that condemns name-calling, personal attacks and abusive language during meetings and in correspondence. This comes after months of behavior that Councilor Fred Chase described as ne... 1

  • Letter: Miller for Falmouth School Board

    I would like to endorse Marna Miller as a candidate for the Falmouth School Board. It has been my good fortune to have known Marna for over five years, and during that time she has proved to be an enthusiastic advocate for her children's education. Marna has always taken a great interest in the...

  • Letter: Keep Falmouth library in mind

    Lately, there have been many conversations in Falmouth about the viability of libraries in general and the need for more space at the Falmouth Memorial Library in particular. These discussions are essential for an informed voting public. It is equally critical that the following points are part...

  • Letter: Re-elect Payne in Falmouth

    Please join me in supporting Tony Payne for his re-election to the Falmouth Town Council. His ability to keep a large audience informed, engaged and encouraged to participate in the process has been extraordinary. Rarely a week goes by that there isn't something in my e-mail in-box from To...

  • Letter: Re-elect Perfetti in Cumberland

    I am writing in strong support of Mike Perfetti for re-election to the Cumberland Town Council. Mike has earned my support thanks to his pragmatic, common-sense approach to issues before the council. Mike carefully considers the facts, engages all points of view and reaches out to constit...

  • Letter: Ramsay for Yarmouth Water District

    I urge Yarmouth voters to cast their vote on June 8 for Patricia Ramsay for trustee of the Yarmouth Water District. The Water District is a little scrutinized public-private entity that is responsible for providing clean water to our community. These services come at considerable cost to ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Welcome to the Grand Old (Tea) Party

    So where were the responsible adults when the Tea Party yahoos of the Knox County delegation to the Republican state convention were on their search-and-destroy mission at King Middle School in Portland? Their McCarthy-esque hunt led them to rummage through a teacher’s supplies, stea... 6

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Plans underway to improve elementary school buildings

    I was shocked to see the condition of most of Portland’s public elementary school buildings when I arrived last March as the district’s superintendent-elect. I recognize that strong teacher-student relationships are far more important than facilities. However, the building def...