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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: Don't restrict dogs on beach

    On June 9 there will be a vote on the South Portland school budget at the South Portland Community Center. There will be a couple of citizen-initiated petitions you may be asked to sign when you go to cast your vote. One of them is to ban access for people who walk their dogs on Willard Beach f...

  • Letter: Vote yes to save Main Street

    We've seen the signs urging us to "Save Main Street" in Cumberland by voting no on June 9. Instead I urge you to vote yes. This issue is about preserving one of the few remaining small business locations on this stretch of road. If we don't keep the businesses we have, Main Street c...

  • Letter: Yes on school budget

    We'd like to remind you that on Tuesday, June 9, the polls are open at Falmouth High School. Not only is it the election of town councilors and School Board representatives, but it is also time to vote on the school budget validation referendum. Vote yes. The Falmouth School Departm...

  • Letter: Endorsing Wrobleski

    As two former town councilors and a former chairman of the Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals, we are writing to support enthusiastically Joe Wrobleski's re-election to the Falmouth Town Council. Joe has been one of Falmouth's best town councilors, and deserves re-election. His leadership, good...

  • Letter: Re-elect Wrobleski

    Please join me in supporting Joe Wrobleski's re-election to the Falmouth Town Council. Through his work as the council's liaison to the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee (LPAC), I have come to know Joe as a knowledgeable advocate of reasonable natural resources protection policies. LPAC ...

  • Letter: Clear thinker, hard worker

    I appreciate the careful and intelligent thought Joe Wrobleski applies to all issues he encounters. He consistently reserves judgement until he considers all relative concerns and consequences. This is a developed thinking skill coming from many years practicing law as well as many years servin...

  • Letter: Vote for Chase, Armitage

    I moved to Falmouth in 1970 and bought a lot from Fred Chase in Brookside Forest. I have always found Fred to be an honest and reasonable person. When he was on the Town Council back in the 1970s he would always be accessible and his decisions were made with a lot of thought of how it would aff...

  • The Universal Notebook: Do the right thing

    Earlier this month we paid $775.28 to replace the catalytic converter on one of our cars. The old catalytic converter did not affect the operation of the car at all and the new one didn't improve it, but in order to get a state inspection sticker it had to be replaced. I wasn't at all pleased t...