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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: Keep church, state separate

    Rev. Sandy Williams' recent letter shows that he is out of his depth in matters of social science and civic policy. He claims that "most people would condemn" the same list of sinners mentioned by Paul of Tarsus in the New Testament. I beg to differ: alcoholics, as we now... 5

  • Letter: Support the SAD 51 budget

    We can't afford to not support the School Administrative District 51 school budget. If our schools fail, our community fails. If we support our schools our community thrives. It's that simple. As a selectman in North Yarmouth, I fully understand why individuals voted the school budget down. We ...

  • The Universal Notebook: How to ruin a good Town Meeting

    The Yarmouth Town Meeting last week went pretty much as it has all 27 years we've lived in town. A few hundred people showed up in the middle school gym, the annual Latchstring Award was given for outstanding community service, retiring School Committee members were given Windsor chairs in reco...

  • Letter: Save Main St. from what?

    I have been a resident of Cumberland for 17 years and am trying to understand the opposition to the establishment of a credit union on Main Street. I think "saving" Main Street from a credit union is a bit melodramatic. I don't quite know what we would be "saving" Main Str...

  • Letter: Farrell for Portland Charter Commission

    Paul Farrell is a candidate for an at-large seat on the Portland Charter Commission and I urge you to join me in supporting him. Paul is a neighbor of mine in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood and a former co-worker from the Maine Democratic Party's Victory 2008 campaign. He is a talente...

  • Letter: Back the Cumberland credit union

    I will be voting yes on June 9 to support the addition of the credit union on Main Street in Cumberland. Over the past several years as both part of local government and a private citizen, I've participated in hearings on previous proposals regarding other Main Street projects. The ...

  • The Universal Notebook: The attentive bird gets the worms

    Nothing pleases my lovely wife Carolyn quite so much as dirt. The only thing she likes better is free dirt. If you're searching for just the right gift for that special occasion, you can't go wrong with a yard of loam, a trailer full of mulch or a nice big pile of compost. As a toke...

  • Short Relief: Another week, another election, more of the same old government

    It seems like every time I turn around there is another election. This week, the citizens of Portland are going to the polls for the second time in a month, to elect members of a Charter Commission to examine Portland's constitution and structure of government. Last time, it was to ...