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  • The Universal Notebook: Literary exiles in Maine

    Some of the most interesting writers who ever worked in Maine did not write about Maine. When it comes to Maine, I’m as chauvinistic as a native gets, a local yokel who never ventured very far afield, but for some reason I have rarely been interested in Maine writers, with the possible exce...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth gun club neighbors oppose growth

    I am writing in response to the article “Cape Elizabeth gun club faces new obstacles.” Concerned neighbors did not seek to &ld...

  • The Universal Notebook: It's not easy being verdant

    Whenever I hear an announcer on public television or radio say that the MacArthur Foundation "is committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world," it occurs to me that we here in Maine couldn't inhabit a much more verdant world. Green is such a dominant color this time o...

  • Forecaster Forum: Learning to be a doctor, speaking a new language

    I lost my words. Regular words like touch, chest, hips and aspirin have been replaced by palpate, mediastinum, innominates and acetylsalicylic acid. My professors warned me that I would look at people differently after studying medicine; that my brain would start differentially... 2

  • Letter: Consider Pine Point alternatives

    This concerns the proposed land swap on Depot Street in Scarborough, also known as the end of the Pine Point Road. The Town Council was asked to consider a plan to swap beachfront property with the Lighthouse Motel on June 17 without a first and second reading or public hearing. To their credit, co...

  • Letter: Pine Point access is 'priceless'

    Pine Point, with its beautiful beach and access to the Scarborough River and Saco Bay, is treasured by people all over Scarborough. Access to the shore is precious and priceless and finite. The town is considering a change in Pine Point which could forever change the nature of an important his...

  • Letter: Pine Point proposal needs study

    Four years ago the Lighthouse Motel owners and the town of Scarborough considered a land exchange which would have moved the motel parking area next to their building and shifted Pine Point Road southerly. This was part of a renovation plan for the motel to convert to five luxury condominiums....

  • Letter: Beem and Bonny Eagle

    In criticizing efforts to control poor behavior at the Bonny Eagle High School graduation, Edgar Allen Beem includes two statements puzzling to me. One is "Thousands of students and parents sign honor codes just to keep school officials happy." In my experience, most parents and stude...

  • Letter: Cumberland parents proud, grateful

    We experienced one of the proudest days our lives when our son Patrick gradated from Greely High School. Patrick was born with Down syndrome. His success is due to the staff members and students who have touched his life in ways small and large. We want to thank you all for your expertise, friend...

  • Letter: Falmouth Food Pantry's success

    One year ago this month the Falmouth Food Pantry opened in our new location at the Falmouth Town Hall. Since last July the number of families served has tripled and the number of individuals being helped has more than tripled because we are helping many more families with children. It is only...