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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: Back Horch in Brunswick

    I am voting for the highest quality leader, not for the party. I am voting for Fred Horch, a hard-working man of integrity with short- and long-range vision. It is special to have such a knowledgeable and thoughtful person running in House District 66. I know he is running to be an advocate for...

  • Letter: Re-elect Prescott to the House

    Kerri Prescott has been an outstanding legislator and representative for Topsham. She has been a strong, common-sense voice for fiscal responsibility and legislative accountability. We can’t afford to lose her presence in the state Legislature. I have contacted her on several occas...

  • Letter: Scarborough library appreciates support

    The Scarborough Public Library board of trustees would like to thank our users and the people of Scarborough for your patience while we expand and improve the safety of the parking lot. This project was planned to increase available parking and create a safer traffic flow, including well-marked p...

  • Editorial: Conflicted lies the head that wears 2 hats

    It can be a challenge sometimes for local elected officials, often among the most active, motivated and involved members of our communities, to take off one hat and put on another. That's what we believe happened last week in Freeport, where Town Councilor Sara Gideon cast a deciding vote ...

  • Letter: Senators must close finance loophole

    Earlier this year in its Citizens United v. FEC decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations, unions and other organizations may make unlimited political expenditures to elect or defeat candidates. Although the court endorsed disclosure of these contributions, there is a loophole in c...

  • Letter: Beem on target about Arizona

    Thank you for publishing such a refreshing piece about Arizona's SB1070. Edgar Allen Beem provided a factual, intelligent, respectable explanation of the absurdity of SB1070. It's nice to know there are people out there who know the facts and understand the corrupt economic force behind this b...

  • The Universal Notebook: Train of thoughts

    The first night we slept in our new home in Yarmouth 28 years ago, I woke in the middle of the night to a roar and a flash of light coming through the trees outside our bedroom window. For a startling moment, I thought an airplane was about to crash into our yard. Turns out it was just a t... 3

  • Global Matters: Maine needs Cutler's management skills

    Maine voters go to the polls in a little more than a month to cast their ballots for a new governor. With the state and national economies struggling to recover from a brutal recession, the candidates present contrasting approaches to Maine’s economic challenges. The Baldacci adminis... 2