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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: Glenn Beck, the 'Libertarian Limbaugh'

    Last week, the Portland Press Herald published a full-page paid "Letter to America" in which President Barack Obama was described by Berwick waitress Beth O'Connor as "a progressive Marxist who embraces policy that violates the very foundation of a moral and free society." S... 80

  • Global Matters: From Raymond to Rwanda

    What do you call a non-profit organization that educates and empowers women in a strife-torn country, sells their crafts and artisanal works using Amazon.com's bar coding, warehousing and distribution systems, pays the women 50 percent up front, and then shares 100 percent of the profits with them? ...

  • Letter: Cundys Harbor Library success

    Through the generosity of local businesses, our patrons and the public, who donated and bought books, the Cundys Harbor Library had a very successful book sale on July 17 and 18. Thanks also go to the donors of goods and services which were raffled off at the sale. A meal at the ever-popular B...

  • Letter: Pownal, Durham lose in RSU 5

    Freeport has controlling votes over RSU 5. Having resolved ourselves to that fact, Pownal is trying to work within this consolidation to give our children the best education. In a neighborly gesture towards Pownal and Durham, Mr. Regier, a Freeport voter, made a motion to leave the curriculu...

  • Letter: Scarborough decision a 'travesty'

    On July 15 at the Scarborough Town Council meeting there was an outpouring of residents, taxpayers and interested parties concerning the proposed town "land swap" of Depot Street with the owners of the Lighthouse Motel. When almost 30 people spoke against the "land swap," 377 si...

  • Letter: Inconsistency in Scarborough

    We want to thank Scarborough Councilors Sullivan and Roy for the interest, concerns and reservations they expressed at the council meeting July 15. The concerns and reservations that you stated, that are now part of public record, are inconsistent with the way you eventually chose to vote. We were q...

  • Letter: Reconsider Pine Point vote

    A "tired" chairman of Scarborough's Town Council and an eager new town manager campaigned successfully to shut down a historic roadway to our ocean beach here in Pine Point forever, gifting it to an abutting ocean business, under the guise of a fair exchange for a narrow parking strip of l...

  • Letter: Scarborough's Depot Street stunner

    I was stunned by the 4-3 vote in favor of Scarborough's Depot Street proposal following the comments by Councilors Rancourt, Sullivan, Roy, and D'Andrea during deliberation. We are giving up more land then we are getting in the land swap. No two-way traffic or a turnaround for adequate access...