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  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Budget fog lifts, batteries recharged

    The Portland Public Schools budget overwhelmed my life from January through March. My work days began before dawn and often continued until midnight. I awoke thinking about subsidy figures and drifted to sleep reviewing staffing numbers in my head to be sure they were exactly right. The ...

  • Letter: Support Varney for Falmouth council

    Falmouth will be electing three town councilors in June. I urge you to join me in supporting Faith Varney. Faith is eager to continue her work for our town. Falmouth and its children have enjoyed the fruits of her labor as a long-term educator. We are quick to rave about our schools. Be rem...

  • Letter: Horch for Brunswick representative

    As the 2010 election season picks up speed , I would like to invite Brunswick residents to join me in supporting Fred Horch in his campaign for the Maine House of Representatives in District 66. Fred is a local small business owner, a husband and father, and member of the Maine Green Indep...

  • Letter: Varney for Falmouth council

    I am writing in support of Faith Varney for Falmouth Town Council. She is a hard worker, very articulate and caring about Falmouth and all its citizens. Faith has a logical mind and will bring common sense to the workings of the Town Council. You know her as the Falmouth Citizen of the Year in...

  • Letter: Falmouth should choose Varney

    I have been a resident of Falmouth for nearly 20 years, yet only recently have I started to take a serious interest in my town's politics. I was busy working, life happens, and for many years I abdicated my right to express my opinion on issues that face our community. But that has changed...

  • Letter: Freeport dispatch decision makes sense

    The Freeport Town Council made a difficult decision when it voted to contract with Brunswick for emergency dispatch service. I commend this action. Little is so central and personal in the public sphere as public safety, so this vote was not an easy one for councilors. Structural change is never ...

  • Letter: 'A Chemical Reaction' hits home in Yarmouth

    I had the privilege of participating in last week's showing of Paul Tukey's movie, “A Chemical Reaction,” in Yarmouth. Paul's enthusiasm for making changes to open space and lawn care practices is inspiring and critically important. When I survey my immediate neighborhood, ther...

  • Letter: Falmouth's progress on facilities

    On behalf of the Falmouth Community Facilities Planning Committee, I want to thank the people who attended our second public forum on April 5. With the community’s input following our first public forum, the committee has worked hard for over a year to develop a common-sense answer to Falm...