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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: My contribution to health-care reform

    With the health-care reform bandwagon rolling to a halt as Congress goes into its August recess, I thought I might take advantage of this breather to offer a few modest reform proposals of my own. 4

  • Letter: Falmouth's priceless Art

    I want to let you know how impressed I was with Peggy Roberts' article about Art Frederiksen in the July 9 edition. A friend and I spent 10 days at the Falmouth American Legion hall learning how to make bamboo fly rods. Our visit was more than just a technical venture due to Art's presence. He ha...

  • Short Relief: How do you spell tax relief? Not LD 1495

    Recently, I heard Rick Snow speak against LD 1495, the Governor's Act to Implement Tax Relief and Tax Reform. Rick is owner of Maine Indoor Karting in Scarborough where you can leave your financial troubles behind by wearing a helmet and jumpsuit and racing high-performance, gas-powered go-cart...

  • Letter: Limbaugh, Beck and Beem

    I guess that my listening to Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh as well as Hannity, Ingraham, Savage, Levin, Gallagher, O'Reilly, Dobbs, etc., must also make me a weak-minded right-wing wacko. If that's the case, then I'm proud of it! As a holdover from the hippie generation filled with pseudo-intellectu...

  • Letter: Beem has it wrong

    I'm dismayed at Edgar Allen Beem's poor understanding of our country's founding principals. He thinks we are somehow entitled to "equality and common good," yet derides a waitress for having an opinion. Apparently that waitress doesn't deserve equality, or common good. Whats up...

  • Letter: Problems with same-sex marriage

    The apathy of the citizens of Maine before the Legislature's vote on same-sex marriage was apparent. Emotionalism has strained the citizens. They will respond to the grand folly that was passed by the Legislature and the governor. The citizens had a sensible measure of tolerance. Today it is a ...

  • Letter: Credit Cumberland credit union

    I write in response to the story in your July 23 edition about the Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union coming to Cumberland despite objections from some residents. While I do not live in Cumberland and wish to take no position on the issue, I thought your readers might like to know how the commun...

  • Letter: Forestry on Falmouth town land

    Falmouth is about to consider a significant management change to 758 acres of its publicly owned forest land: to authorize forestry operations on an ongoing basis. The parcels affected would be Blackstrap Hill, Hadlock, Woods Road, the Nature Preserve, North Falmouth Community Forest, Falmouth Comm...