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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...

  • Forecaster Forum: Tell dad you love him before it's too late

    Even though he died 24 years ago, hardly a day has gone by that my father hasn't crossed my mind. His was a premature death, two weeks shy of his 60th birthday, caused by a massive heart attack brought about by a blood clot passing through his aorta. Our family doctor told me death...

  • The Universal Notebook: Confessions of a helicopter parent

    You should have seen my daughter Tess when I mentioned to her not long ago that when Robert Peary, destined to become the great Arctic explorer, graduated from Portland High School and went to Bowdoin College, his mother rented an apartment for them to share in Brunswick. Tess looke...

  • Letter: No deal in Scarborough

    Contrary to recent public statements and reports in the press, the Scarborough Education Association never agreed to a 0 percent salary increase and there never was an agreement with the Scarborough Board of Education to freeze salaries for next year. In the course of contract negotiations, we...

  • Letter: Appreciation for Falmouth voters

    To all Falmouth Voters, thanks for making the time to take an active roll in your local government. Approximately 1,400 of you ventured into the rain or voted absentee to have your voices heard. A special thank you to the 341 of you willing to support a new, independent voice as your represen...

  • Letter: Nun sense on gay marriage

    The Rev. Sandy Williams' letter deserves comment. So does Bishop Joseph Malone's recent sermon at the Augusta Civic Center. Both men spoke about gay marriage. Williams said the bible equates our gay neighbors with thieves and idolaters. Malone warned us that allowing gay marriage would somehow ... 3

  • Letter: Greely grads are great

    Congratulations to the Greely High School Class of 2009. As one of the chaperons of Project Graduation, I saw first-hand what wonderful young adults they are. They are respectful, caring, helpful, intelligent individuals. I heard from three different people at the Hallowell bowling/hockey facilit...

  • Letter: Lobster roll goes a long way

    On behalf of the West End Neighborhood Association, I would like to thank everyone involved for the tremendous effort in helping us make the World's Longest Lobster Roll event on June 7 a success. I'd like to thank those who donated the ingredients for the food and those who provided logistical...

  • Letter: Enforce the law of litter

    Look around. Are the streets, sidewalks, paths, parks and beaches litter and trash free? Doesn't this reflect poorly on the community and yourselves? The No. 1 offenders are cigarette smokers. No matter where you go, you'll find cigarette butts. Not only are these unsightly, but sti...