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  • The Universal Notebook: 'Mud, mud, I love mud'

    “April,” poet T.S. Eliot wrote in "The Wasteland," “is the cruelest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull rots with spring rain.” I have never fully comprehended what Eliot had against April, unless it was that signs of...

  • The Right View: Economics is a matter of right vs. left

    While out driving last week, I caught a bit of the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Mike. A gentleman had called in making the case that while many of us are out here in the media shouting about right-this and left-that, he was just trying to work and survive. While we are all discussing soc...

  • Letter: Falmouth should send Richard to Augusta

    I am writing to join the chorus of Falmouth voters who support Mark Richard's candidacy for a seat in the Maine House. I first got to know Mark from meetings of the Falmouth Republican Town Committee. There he offered thoughtful and insightful input to topics under discussion. He does not rush...

  • Letter: Beem's columns bring clarity

    I have read a couple of negative reader comments about Edgar Allen Beem in recent weeks and have to disagree. After a week of news, which has more spin than my washing machine, I find it refreshing to sit down at lunch on Fridays and to read

  • Editorial: Lawsuit threat produces plenty of smoke, no fire

    Whether you agree or not with the Maine Heritage Policy Center's ideology, there's no disputing its ability to use the press to its advantage. Although there's a long-standing rule of thumb in journalism that lawsuits aren't stories until the paperwork is actually filed in court, many Main...

  • Forecaster Forum: Facts, figures don't support Falmouth library, Town Hall proposals

    The Falmouth Town Council is in the process of crafting a referendum question to be voted on by residents asking if they want to spend close to $10 million to move the Falmouth Memorial Library and the Town Hall to the soon-to-be-abandoned Plummer-Motz and Lunt school property. The notion ...

  • Letter: Re-elect Nelson in Falmouth

    I write you in support of Rep. Mary Nelson of Falmouth. During her tenure, she brought a new attitude to legislative life. She teaches us not to become dependent on others but to learn how to volunteer and realize that we are all in this together. She succeeded in strengthening the safety net. Sh...

  • Letter: Falmouth needs Richard

    I have often wondered why anyone would chose to be a part of our political landscape with its eternal posturing and blustering, its two steps forward, one step back dances and its total lack of ability to line dance. Just about the time these thoughts arrive in my head I seem to meet a new perso...

  • Letter: Woodbury for state Senate

    I am writing in support of Dick Woodbury as an independent for the Maine State Senate representing Falmouth, Cumberland, Gray, North Yarmouth, and Yarmouth. As an independent, Dick is not beholden to special-interest groups or to party politics. In fact, he has used his objectivity and ab...

  • Forecaster Forum: Connecting the dots in public education

    Most people aren’t fans of No Child Left Behind or federal government intervention in public education. Often one hears that NCLB had caused “teaching to the test” and narrowing of the curriculum. Strangely, the state government is poised to enact national testing, and the pub... 2