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  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Letter: Mitchell will be good for business

    There has never been a government plan that couldn’t stand improving. They always start well and then something is added on, and another item is attached and before long, what started as a workable plan is muddled and working inefficiently Clearly, Maine’s support for businesses needs...

  • Letter: Fed up with campaign signs

    Maine is one of four states with a billboard law that passed in 1979 and survived significant court challenges. In fact, Maine was second after Vermont to enact such legislation with the intent to protect Maine's scenic character, highway safety, support the economic benefits of tourism and the ... 2

  • Letter: Brunswick Dem backs Horch

    Although I have always voted Democrat, I am voting for Fred Horch, Green Independent candidate, for state representative on Nov. 2. His deep commitment to Brunswick as a small business owner and as the parent of three young kids in our schools, plus his understanding of the issues as a former la...

  • Letter: Nelson asks tough questions

    If anyone has ever been to a hearing for the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, you learn quickly never underestimate the power of Rep. Mary Nelson. Having recently gone before her committee, I recognized immediately Mary is not shy about asking anyone questions if she feels the iss...

  • Letter: Send Tepler to Augusta

    I am writing to express my support for Denise Tepler for representative in House District 60. I am also urging those of you who have yet to make a decision on who to support to look past any political designation and instead focus on how each candidate would represent us. Denise does not speak ...

  • Letter: Send Strang Burgess back to Augusta

    I wish to urge voters of House District 108 (Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Chebeague Island and Long Island) to cast their votes on Nov. 2 for Meredith Strang Burgess. For decades the voters of this district have sent smart, qualified, hard-working people to represent them in Augusta. Meredith me...

  • Letter: Return Bliss to the Senate

    Sen. Larry Bliss states that his legislative aims, if re-elected, will be to balance the best interests of the individuals and families he represents with promotion of business and jobs and protection of the environment. What a difficult task to coordinate all this. Often, enhancement of o...

  • The Universal Notebook: The coming collapse of capitalism

    Now that news has become a form of satirical entertainment, it’s not surprising to find some of the most profound insights into world affairs turning up as jokes on "The Colbert Report," "The Daily Show" and "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live." On SNL last week, for instance, f... 4