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  • Abby's Road: My hope for happiness

    She ran with a soft smile on her face, her footfalls quiet, her toes pointed. Every third step, she leaped off the ground, raising her hands above her head and extending her fingers with a dancer’s grace. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, her cadence seemed to be putting her i...

  • The Universal Notebook: The fine-art confidence game

    A Portland art gallery has the local art scene buzzing over the propriety of charging artists to exhibit their work. That battle was fought and largely won by the Union of Maine Visual Artists back in the 1980s, when artist-activist Carlo Pittore led the charge against museums and gallerie...

  • Letter: It's 1950 all over again

    In 1950 the Republicans were the minority party in Congress, as they are today. On June 1 of that year Sen. Margaret Chase Smith made her “Declaration of Conscience” speech. She said, "The Democratic Party should be replaced. Yet to displace it with a Republican regime embracing a phi...

  • Letter: Falmouth should support new town center

    I’m writing to support a plan creating a town center in the soon-to-be-vacated Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools in Falmouth. Often taxpayers can be scared away from town improvements because of potentially bigger tax bills, but residents need more time to know all of the funding options...

  • Letter: Re-elect Bliss in Senate District 7

    I normally do not involve myself in politics, but after several recent events, I am compelled to write a letter urging people to vote for Sen. Larry Bliss in the upcoming Senate District 7 election. Like many others, I had become disenchanted by the political process, and disappointed by hastily...

  • Letter: Re-elect Strang Burgess

    For the past number of years residents surrounding Forest Lake in Cumberland have been complaining about the trucking noise from the Maine Turnpike and the adjacent service area. No one at any level of our state government lifted a finger to help alleviate or even address the problem. It was then...

  • Letter: Foster is the superior choice

    Perennial legislative candidate Anne Graham makes mountains of publicity out of her molehills of contributions to our local community. Graham takes credit for her work with local businesses. She got involved in this effort solely to cover her consistent support for higher taxes of all types. Her ...

  • Letter: Don't grant S.P councilors their wish

    The South Portland City Council wants all of its citizens to vote yes on the high school renovation. They want us to do for them, but they do not want to do for us. Two examples: The public was allowed to speak about the closing of Gorham Road Extension, and everyone that spoke was against the...

  • Letter: Return Nelson to the Legislature

    We urge Falmouth voters to return Mary Nelson to the Legislature. As a former Falmouth town councilor she knows the possible negative effect laws passed in Augusta have on towns and cities. Both on the Falmouth Town Council and in the House of Representatives she has shown her ability, lea...

  • Letter: Return Webster to the House

    In a time in which the economy is changing in a volatile manner, the citizens of Freeport and Pownal need someone who will represent their concerns and ideas. They need a candidate with a proven track record, a candidate who knows the ropes in Augusta, a candidate who will listen. They need an ef...