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  • The Right View: Film raises the question of a world without 'America'

    Dinesh D'Souza's "America" was not what I was expecting. In the promotions for the documentary, D’Souza states, “America. Imagine what the world would be like without her.” It was a fascinating concept to me, to see one person’s interpretation of what the world woul...

  • The Universal Notebook: Confessions of a (recovering) soccer dad

    Our daughter Tess played soccer from the time she was a little girl until she got to college. Prior to her taking up the sport, I had little or no interest in the game. Then we lived the devoted lives of soccer moms and dads through travel team to premier and high school varsity soccer. It...

  • The Universal Notebook: In the spirit of health-care compromise

    Back in 1980, my lovely young bride chipped a tooth. Young and foolish and head over heels in love, we had no money, no jobs and no insurance. Fortunately, we were in Scotland at the time. As a college student studying in the UK, Carolyn was covered by National Health. A dentist in ... 2

  • Superintendent's Notebook: The power of a caring adult

    The staff of the Portland Public Schools inspired me on their first day back at work after the summer break. I want to share that inspiration with you. I had first-day-of-school jitters before an opening-day gathering of staff in the Portland Expo. Everyone was invited – bus drivers, food...

  • Letter: Thanks for cleaning up Mackworth

    Many thanks to the folks who cleaned up the shores of Maine this past weekend as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Special thanks to the crew from St. Mary the Virgin Church, who picked up trash along the shoreline of Mackworth Island and the causeway to it. Mackworth looks so prist...

  • Letter: Civility lost in Scarborough

    I am not concerned about whether the Scarborough Town Council was correct or incorrect on their final decision on Depot Road. The choice was made by a majority of our duly elected councilors. I am convinced all parties had more than ample opportunity for their beliefs and concerns to be heard,...

  • Letter: Support Scarborough schools, teachers

    I was stunned and extremely disheartened last spring to find out that our schools were facing some very deep cuts to their budget. Although I'm relieved that there was some reduction made to the initial proposed figure, it is a huge disservice to our community to not provide our schools with th...

  • Letter: Preserve status quo at Willard Beach

    People, dogs, bagpipers, weddings, playgroups, people from Maine, people from "away," people with pastry and coffee, people with ice cream, the regular jogging group running along the beach, people stopping to actually talk to each other – what other community in our area can even co...

  • Letter: Falmouth's school superintendent

    With the departure of George Entwistle as Falmouth's superintendent of schools and the appointment of Barbara Powers as interim superintendent, the Falmouth School Board now turns to the search for a new school superintendent. Board members Linda Cote, Karen Farber and Mark Terison are leadin...

  • Letter: Democracy ignored in Scarborough

    "People will believe what they want to believe." "If one repeats a lie often enough folks will believe it to be true." Jeffrey Messer's letter proved that he is one of them. I live in the area of Pine Point where there is very adequate access to the beach and ocean. According...