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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: Town, school waste tax dollars

    The town's management resistance to answering Freedom of Access Act requests rises in direct relationship to the amount of money being wasted. Nathan Poore, Dan O'Shea, and Barbara Powers have Peter Felmly, Esq. of Drummond Woodsum, on what must be the equivalent of speed dial. Instead of just ...

  • Letter: Davis supports small businesses

    I’m pleased to endorse Jerry Davis to represent us again in the Maine State Senate. He deserves our vote to be sent back to Augusta. One of Jerry's biggest asset is his ability to talk to us, not at us. He is an avid listener and common sense leader that we need in these tough ec...

  • Letter: Students requiring restraint should be expelled

    Anyone mystified by the poor results of our public education system despite ever increasing public funding needs look no further that the recent series in the Forecaster on school policies governing "physical restraint" of students who apparently cannot comport with behavior not requiring “... 1

  • Letter: Re-elect Bliss in Senate District 7

    On Nov. 2 Larry Bliss is running for re-election as state senator for District 7 (South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and the Black Point area of Scarborough). Among Larry's accomplishments I am impressed by his efforts to protect Maine's environment, to reduce income and property taxes, to protect o...

  • Letter: Legislation proves Nelson's worth

    When choosing a representative for House District 112 look to what Rep. Mary Nelson has done for us. She has focused on getting things accomplished in Augusta and works on efforts to pass legislation that benefits us all – not a few special interests. In 2009 she co-sponsored many pieces ...

  • Letter: Falmouth should reuse old schools

    I am writing to express my support for the proposal to convert the Lunt and Plummer-Motz campus into a community space, with a possibility for the Falmouth library to expand to the site as well. These beautiful historic buildings would provide a much-needed amenity to our community, in a conveni...

  • The Universal Notebook: Langlais in limbo

    As the Portland Public Art Committee ponders whether to dismantle and store “Tracing the Fore,” the stillborn sculptural installation in Boothby Square, its members might do well to consider the fate of another dismantled work of art that has been languishing in limbo for the past 30 ...

  • Letter: Nelson deserves Falmouth's support

    State Rep. Mary Nelson has served Falmouth very well and deserves our support on Election Day. Nelson has been a strong leader in three of the most important issues facing Maine: creating good jobs, investing in sustainable energy and ensuring that our education system from kindergarten th...