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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...

  • Letter: Scarborough issue is access

    This is a request to Scarborough Town Councilors Roy and Sullivan to ask for reconsideration of the July 15 vote by the Town Council to give Depot Street to a seasonal business in exchange for a 22-foot corridor access to the beach. Depot Street has belonged to the town and has provided year-ro...

  • Letter: Scarborough needs 'outrage'

    It is my hope that the people of Scarborough will express their outrage at the action of the Town Council on July 15. A good portion of Depot Road will be given to a private organization free of charge in what is characterized as a "land swap." A public hearing on the matter was hel...

  • Forecaster Forum: Remembering Walter Cronkite, the newsman's newsman

    As a reporter for the Portland Press Herald in the early 1980s, my notebook and pen in hand, I walked up to Walter Cronkite at a Maine Mall bookstore. I figured I had him cornered and I went in for the kill. "Isn't it a bit commercial for you to be selling books?" I asked. I a...

  • The Universal Notebook: The eternal vigilance of beach-going

    Back in the 1960s, Higgins Beach in Scarborough attracted teenagers from all over greater Portland. Scarboro Beach, then known as Jordan's Beach because old Mrs. Jordan sat on the access road in her beach wagon collecting parking fees, was the family beach, but Higgins was the hot ...

  • Letter: Share the beach in South Portland

    The City Council of South Portland acted wisely and correctly when it enacted its Willard Beach compromise last winter. This compromise allows dog owners and their supervised dogs on the beach from 7 am. to 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m during the warmer months of the year. The misnamed Save W... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth teacher a 'father figure'

    My son spent a great year in Paul Rosenblum's Falmouth class, and when he got an award from the Red Cross three years later he wanted Paul at the ceremony to share that moment with our family. I volunteered over 40 hours in Rosenblum's class. At all times Paul was an outstanding example and tea...

  • The Universal Notebook: Hot dog! It's summer!

    By the time you read this (unless you're reading it online, in which case you're probably too early), I'll be up at the church cooking. The sun came out today for the first time in a month, so it may finally be summer. Around here that means the Yarmouth Clam Festival (July 17-19) and the Yarmouth C...

  • Letter: 'Need' versus 'want' in Yarmouth

    On July 20 the Yarmouth Town Council will discuss spending $175,000 to improve a small waterfront facility on Cousins Island. Currently the use of that area is well balanced between boaters, picnickers, kayak and canoe users, swimmers and the neighbors. However, some changes need to be made to def...