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  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s make a deal, Mr. Cutler

    Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler got a bit of a boost last week when independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed him. Sen. King and Mr. Cutler seem to share the belief that only an independent can break through partisan gridlock to get things done. The only trouble with that ...

  • Abby's Road: After a Trapper Keeper snaps shut, it never lets go

    The iconic portrait of my life features me at the tender age of 7. It can be attributed to my mother, who snapped it on whatever predated the disposable camera. At least one of my sisters was likely hugging her knee at the time. In the calm second my mother’s pointer finger was able ...

  • Letter: Elect Cumberland's Timmons in House District 45

    Cumberland and Gray have a great candidate on the ballot this year for state representative. Mike Timmons is enthusiastic about representing our community in Augusta and I am excited to vote for him. He made his career as an educator, but has recently devoted his talents to serving our community ...

  • Letter: Cedar Beach dispute reflects out-of-state values

    In Maine we live a wonderful, laid back, life. We all strive to take care of one another, and purchase native items, and above all be a great neighbor and friend to all in our communities. Is this ending? I hope not and would say it is not, but many "bumps in the road" are encroaching upon...

  • Letter: Beem's take on soccer misses the goal

    Edgar Allen Beem has a wonderful view of the world, except as it relates to soccer. I loved the response to his recent attack on the sport from the Martins ...

  • The Universal Notebook: The battle for Cedar Beach Road

    Route 24 in Harpswell is lined with signs, both professionally printed and hand-lettered, sounding the call to Save Cedar Beach and Save Cedar Beach Road. If there is opposition to this public access campaign, it is not evident. Where beach access controversies such as those at Moody Beach...

  • The Right View: Equal opportunity shouldn't guarantee equal outcome

    This is for all of you hard-working parents with kids in college, or who are sending one off to school for the first time this fall, and are enjoying the soaring tuition costs our country has been experiencing since 1980 (almost 800 percent in fact, according to Cecillia Barr of

  • Short Relief: Effective immigration policy requires sound foreign policy

    In the fall of 2012, I was in San Diego for business. One afternoon, I had some time off and decided to check out Tijuana, Mexico. I took the red trolley down to San Ysidro and walked across the border. The path to Mexico is a poured concrete sidewalk, lined by fence on both sides. It mean...

  • Letter: End of the line is right place for Amtrak layovers

    I concede that the current schedule for the trains east of Portland are not the best, but I do have a beef with Edgar Allen Beem's July 28 column,

  • Letter: Topsham House candidate wants to debate

    As the Maine Green Independent candidate in state House District 54, the message I hear from voters is that today's politicians have lost touch with their constituents. Due to this feedback, I have invited both my opponents to participate in two town hall-style debates involving direct participat...