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  • The Universal Notebook: Literary exiles in Maine

    Some of the most interesting writers who ever worked in Maine did not write about Maine. When it comes to Maine, I’m as chauvinistic as a native gets, a local yokel who never ventured very far afield, but for some reason I have rarely been interested in Maine writers, with the possible exce...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth gun club neighbors oppose growth

    I am writing in response to the article “Cape Elizabeth gun club faces new obstacles.” Concerned neighbors did not seek to &ld...

  • Letter: Hillman for School Board in Cape

    I am writing to endorse David Hillman for the Cape Elizabeth School Board. David has worked with state representatives to improve the financial treatment of our schools. He founded a citizen's group that lobbied against school consolidation for Cape; as a result, we were one of only three school...

  • Letter: Governali for Cape Town Council

    We are very happy to support the candidacy of Frank Governali for Cape Elizabeth Town Council. We believe his blend of professional and personal strengths coupled with his demonstrated commitment to service and to our community make him a very strong candidate for a leadership position in our town. ...

  • Letter: Obama's plan will fix health care

    Months ago my friend, a self-employed cabinetmaker, was forced to undergo surgery after an injury from a table saw accident. The procedure went well, and after three visits to the physical therapist and sticking to a program of self-directed exercises, he's fully recovered. His was an almost ideal ...

  • Letter: Thanks from Cumberland wood bank

    I would like to extend sincere thanks to all the volunteers who have been helping with the Cumberland Congregational Church's wood bank heating assistance effort the past several months. Last Spring, the church acquired a quantity of tree-length hardwood logs from a local tree company. Recently, o...

  • Letter: Beem's health-care vision is wrong

    Edgar Allen Beem wants single-payer universal health insurance as the most equitable, efficient and economical way to deliver health care, the way Canada, England and other developed nations do. In fact, most of these countries have a hybrid system of private and government because Beem's dream does... 1

  • Letter: 'Corporate welfare' in Brunswick

    I am outraged at the thought that we, the citizens of Brunswick, are being hoodwinked by Oxford Aviation. The term "corporate welfare" comes to mind. Are we, as taxpayers, going to be paying and paying for the owner to expand his business ($800,000 paint booth) and are we... 2

  • The Universal Notebook: UMaine System won't turn around easily

    Former University of Maine System Chancellor Robert Woodbury, a man I liked and admired greatly, died Sept.12 at the age of 71. Bob once told me that running a university is like skippering an ocean liner – it takes a long time to turn it around and head in a new direction.

  • Global Matters: Do the right thing, Sen. Snowe

    Most of us hope to leave the world in a better condition than when we arrived. We want a safer, cleaner and healthier world for our children and grandchildren. Few of us have the opportunity to shape policies or implement strategies that can impact the world on a broad scale, yet we strive to be con... 2