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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: Leave the kids alone

    From what we read, the Bonny Eagle High School graduation was marred this year by school and police officials overreacting to the exuberance of youth. Told not to bounce beach balls during the ceremony, some boisterous graduates did anyway; one (who claims not to have participated) got bounced ...

  • Global Matters: When it comes to energy, east is east and west is west

    I was delighted to read recently that governors of U.S. border states and premiers of neighboring Canadian provinces had convened and pronounced themselves committed to cooperation on both energy development and transmission. The governors noted that huge energy potential exists in...

  • Forecaster Forum: Who's drinking the school consolidation Kool-Aid?

    According to Edgar Allen Beem ("The Universal Notebook," June 8), school leadership at School Administrative District 51 "could have (like the Yarmouth schools) sought high-performing exemptions" from school consolidation "had their educational leaders not drunk the con... 2

  • Forecaster Forum: First-term lawmaker recounts Legislature's accomplishments

    The Maine Legislature finished it first regular session in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 13. It was a very challenging and productive session and I have learned much since I first took office in December. As a first-term legislator I am very pleased about the good work ...

  • Letter: Dogs are family, too

    I recently moved to Portland and was thrilled to find Willard Beach, a wonderful place for my 10-month-old son and my dog, Sydney. I was surprised to learn of the bitter conflict regarding dogs, especially when dogs only have access for four hours each day. My wife and I are physici...

  • Letter: Falmouth put on a special event

    We would like to thank Falmouth Town Manager Nathan Poore, the Police, Fire and EMS departments and Wendi O'Donovan for putting together the open house for special needs individuals at the Police Station. This event was held on Saturday, June 13, and it was a huge success. Our children were gi...

  • Letter: Freeport pastor responds

    Stephen Farrand's letter in response to my letter begs for correction. The most up-to-date English translations of the Bible use the word "drunkard" and not the word "alcoholic" because it's not simply referring to those who need treatment, but those who in recent weeks hav... 2

  • Editor's Notebook: Here's why the Police Beat goes on

    Much of my typical workday is spent fielding phone calls and reading e-mail messages from people who want to be in the newspaper. They have stories to tell, businesses to promote or events to publicize, and our four print editions and new Web site are the ideal way to spread the word to 70,000 ...