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  • The View From Away: Re-imagining USM will take more than reversing cuts

    The news that officials will reverse some proposed cuts to the University of Southern Maine budget is a mixed blessing. It is a blessing in that it would be a mistake to balance the university’s budget disproportionately on the back of arts and humanities programs that, while more ch...

  • The Right View: Sympathy for a Democrat? You've come to the wrong place

    My first "political memory," if you will, is of eavesdropping in the hallway as a child. I was listening to my family just shred Jimmy Carter on election night, and I felt sorry for him. It was 1976. I was 7 years old, and it was the last time I ever had any sympathy for a Democrat.

  • Letter: Credit Cumberland credit union

    I write in response to the story in your July 23 edition about the Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union coming to Cumberland despite objections from some residents. While I do not live in Cumberland and wish to take no position on the issue, I thought your readers might like to know how the commun...

  • Letter: Forestry on Falmouth town land

    Falmouth is about to consider a significant management change to 758 acres of its publicly owned forest land: to authorize forestry operations on an ongoing basis. The parcels affected would be Blackstrap Hill, Hadlock, Woods Road, the Nature Preserve, North Falmouth Community Forest, Falmouth Comm...

  • The Universal Notebook: Glenn Beck, the 'Libertarian Limbaugh'

    Last week, the Portland Press Herald published a full-page paid "Letter to America" in which President Barack Obama was described by Berwick waitress Beth O'Connor as "a progressive Marxist who embraces policy that violates the very foundation of a moral and free society." S... 80

  • Global Matters: From Raymond to Rwanda

    What do you call a non-profit organization that educates and empowers women in a strife-torn country, sells their crafts and artisanal works using Amazon.com's bar coding, warehousing and distribution systems, pays the women 50 percent up front, and then shares 100 percent of the profits with them? ...

  • Letter: Cundys Harbor Library success

    Through the generosity of local businesses, our patrons and the public, who donated and bought books, the Cundys Harbor Library had a very successful book sale on July 17 and 18. Thanks also go to the donors of goods and services which were raffled off at the sale. A meal at the ever-popular B...

  • Letter: Pownal, Durham lose in RSU 5

    Freeport has controlling votes over RSU 5. Having resolved ourselves to that fact, Pownal is trying to work within this consolidation to give our children the best education. In a neighborly gesture towards Pownal and Durham, Mr. Regier, a Freeport voter, made a motion to leave the curriculu...

  • Letter: Scarborough decision a 'travesty'

    On July 15 at the Scarborough Town Council meeting there was an outpouring of residents, taxpayers and interested parties concerning the proposed town "land swap" of Depot Street with the owners of the Lighthouse Motel. When almost 30 people spoke against the "land swap," 377 si...

  • Letter: Inconsistency in Scarborough

    We want to thank Scarborough Councilors Sullivan and Roy for the interest, concerns and reservations they expressed at the council meeting July 15. The concerns and reservations that you stated, that are now part of public record, are inconsistent with the way you eventually chose to vote. We were q...