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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...

  • The Universal Notebook: What have they done to my library?

    The last thing I did when I worked at the Portland Public Library was to help with the move from the old Baxter building to the new building on Monument Square in 1980. The modernist main library, designed by Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott of Boston, got old fast. Thirty years ... 1

  • Short Relief: Abbott is Maine GOP's best bet

    Republicans have several good candidates to be their nominee for governor this year, including businessmen Matt Jacobson, Les Otten and Bruce Poliquin, as well as educator Bill Beardsley and politicians Paul LePage and Peter Mills. Each is appealing in his way, and all are preferable to the othe... 2

  • Letter: Bike, pedestrian-friendly policy is smart

    The U.S. Department of Transporation recently elevated cyclists and pedestrians to a level on par with motor vehicles. This federal manifestation of a return to pedestrian-friendly infrastructure is nothing new. New York City, for example, installed a wildly successful pedestrian plaza in Times... 1

  • Letter: Praise for RSU 5 coverage

    The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors met on April 28 to consider action on middle school programming. At that meeting, I was asked to confirm the information in Amy Anderson’s article published April 22, 2010, entitled "Parents to be polled for school preference." Unfortunately, ...

  • Letter: Varney for Falmouth council

    On June 8, citizens of Falmouth will have the privilege to elect Faith Varney to serve them, their families and Falmouth businesses as a member of the Town Council. The Town Council creates a vision for our community, provides leadership and stewardship for the citizens of Falmouth, for the town...

  • Letter: Murry's case for Falmouth School Board

    As the upcoming municipal elections in Falmouth draw near, I wanted to take a moment to write my fellow citizens regarding my candidacy for the School Board. As someone who has been raised in Falmouth and who resides here, I recognize the importance of our education system. As a former student re...

  • Letter: Keep the school budget referendum

    This June’s primary will have a busy list of items to vote on with candidates, bonds and local issues. One issue that needs your attention is that each school district must vote to reaffirm the school budget referendum process. It is imperative that you vote, if for no other reason than thi...

  • Letter: Beem's argument flawed

    Edgar Allen Beem says that by howling the Constitution does not give Congress the right to mandate health-insurance coverage, certain people "reveal their ignorance." It seems that Mr. Beem may not have read far enough in the Constitution to come across this passage. "No capitation, or oth...