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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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Forecaster Forum: America needs a new New Deal

    It's no secret that the last decade of American history has witnessed a series of economic, environmental and political crises. The Bush Administration failed to fix these problems because it sought to address their effects, rather than their causes. If President Barack Obama hopes to rect...

  • Letter: Horch for the state House

    Fred Horch recently qualified as Brunswick's Green Independent Candidate for the Maine House of Representatives. I believe in Fred’s ability to activate change within the community that will give Brunswick the strengths it is currently lacking and the support it needs to keep the character ...

  • Letter: Poliquin for governor

    I am concerned that if our next governor is just another career politician or someone without private-sector experience, our economy will not improve, spending will spiral out of control, and taxes will stay high. We don't need more empty promises. No one has ever created a job with a pledge.

  • Letter: Varney for Falmouth Town Council

    As June 8 nears, a Benjamin Disraeli quote comes to mind: “The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done, the greater his power of knowing what to do.” Faith Varney has resided in Falmouth for many decades. Her first-rate accomplishments have been applauded: ...

  • Letter: Support the SAD 51 budget

    The current budgetary process for School Administrative District 51 contains elements of the “worst of times” and the “best of times.” Faced with a $1.25 million curtailment in state funding, the superintendent presents a zero percent increase for a second year. Such a bud...

  • Letter: Honor code debate obscures the big picture

    There is a pathway that winds its way through Yarmouth that should serve as a reminder to us all. Fifteen-year-old Beth Condon was run down by a drunk driver almost 20 years ago and the town was so moved by the tragedy that a pathway was built to honor her and to protect others. Many lives chang...

  • Letter: Falmouth fails with Diversity Day

    A couple of weeks ago, Falmouth public school students were treated to yet another respite from academics in favor of participating in “Diversity Day,” a time to reflect on their prejudices and to be “trained” by self-proclaimed public sector experts – “the p... 4