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  • The Universal Notebook: Literary exiles in Maine

    Some of the most interesting writers who ever worked in Maine did not write about Maine. When it comes to Maine, I’m as chauvinistic as a native gets, a local yokel who never ventured very far afield, but for some reason I have rarely been interested in Maine writers, with the possible exce...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth gun club neighbors oppose growth

    I am writing in response to the article “Cape Elizabeth gun club faces new obstacles.” Concerned neighbors did not seek to &ld...

  • Letter: Councilor questions South Portland school budget

    Thursday, May 6, is a day to mark on your calendar. South Portland will vote on two issues: the school budget referendum and a vote to determine if the public should continue to vote on the school budget. This school budget calls for 25 (direct service to children) positions to be cut, but...

  • Letter: No benefit from Beem's take on honor code

    I am writing in regard to the opinion piece by Edgar Allan Beem entitled "Honor code or inquisition?". He says "Even less do I understand why anyone would rat them out. Nothing very honorable about that either." I would ask Mr. Beem, at what level of illegal behavior is it acceptable to "r... 1

  • Letter: Varney for Falmouth council

    Faith Varney is a dedicated community member of long standing and my choice for Town Council. Her positive outlook, her sensitivity to the average resident's voice, and cultured ability to negotiate differences of opinions while maintaining strong core values are qualities and talents that make h...

  • Letter: Dave Murray for Falmouth council

    Stepping in to fill a need at a time when strong leadership is required is commendable in itself, but Dave Murray is truly showing his mettle by running for Falmouth Town Council after already having served in the position before. We are very lucky to have someone with the experience of ha...

  • Letter: Reject vernal pool rules in Falmouth

    Many well-spoken people argued against the vernal pool extension at the April 12 Falmouth Town Council meeting and I hope the councilors took note. I recommend the councilors take a step back and look at the process that got them to this point, which included a science project whose conclusion w...

  • Letter: Thanks to Falmouth P.D.

    I want to thank the Falmouth Police Department for increasing their enforcement of the speed limit in our town. I have noticed a more calming ride home and noticed fewer cars taking random risks. Additionally, I would like to thank the officers that are doing the morning school patrol at the inte...

  • Letter: Portland will survive loss of branch libraries

    As a library patron I was sad to know that three branches are scheduled to be closed. Like all losses in daily life, however, I have learned to shift from the initial denial, work through the anger with dignity so that I can accept it, and move on to take another breath and ideally, proactive ac...

  • The Universal Notebook: Upon hearing sacred music

    There is very little music in my life these days. When I was younger my life had a soundtrack supplied by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Rush and Dave Van Ronk, later Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty. ...