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  • Abby's Road: My hope for happiness

    She ran with a soft smile on her face, her footfalls quiet, her toes pointed. Every third step, she leaped off the ground, raising her hands above her head and extending her fingers with a dancer’s grace. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, her cadence seemed to be putting her i...

  • The Universal Notebook: The fine-art confidence game

    A Portland art gallery has the local art scene buzzing over the propriety of charging artists to exhibit their work. That battle was fought and largely won by the Union of Maine Visual Artists back in the 1980s, when artist-activist Carlo Pittore led the charge against museums and gallerie...

  • Global Matters: Poetic justice, from Maine to Arizona

    Remember those old, black-and-white films of foreign intrigue where the sinister police chief strides up to a table in a smoky bar and demands of one of the patrons, “Papers, please?” The police chief then silently studies the proffered documents, looking for irregularities or a prete...

  • Letter: Councilor questions South Portland school budget

    Thursday, May 6, is a day to mark on your calendar. South Portland will vote on two issues: the school budget referendum and a vote to determine if the public should continue to vote on the school budget. This school budget calls for 25 (direct service to children) positions to be cut, but...

  • Letter: No benefit from Beem's take on honor code

    I am writing in regard to the opinion piece by Edgar Allan Beem entitled "Honor code or inquisition?". He says "Even less do I understand why anyone would rat them out. Nothing very honorable about that either." I would ask Mr. Beem, at what level of illegal behavior is it acceptable to "r... 1

  • Letter: Dave Murray for Falmouth council

    Stepping in to fill a need at a time when strong leadership is required is commendable in itself, but Dave Murray is truly showing his mettle by running for Falmouth Town Council after already having served in the position before. We are very lucky to have someone with the experience of ha...

  • Letter: Varney for Falmouth council

    Faith Varney is a dedicated community member of long standing and my choice for Town Council. Her positive outlook, her sensitivity to the average resident's voice, and cultured ability to negotiate differences of opinions while maintaining strong core values are qualities and talents that make h...

  • Letter: Reject vernal pool rules in Falmouth

    Many well-spoken people argued against the vernal pool extension at the April 12 Falmouth Town Council meeting and I hope the councilors took note. I recommend the councilors take a step back and look at the process that got them to this point, which included a science project whose conclusion w...

  • Letter: Thanks to Falmouth P.D.

    I want to thank the Falmouth Police Department for increasing their enforcement of the speed limit in our town. I have noticed a more calming ride home and noticed fewer cars taking random risks. Additionally, I would like to thank the officers that are doing the morning school patrol at the inte...

  • Letter: Portland will survive loss of branch libraries

    As a library patron I was sad to know that three branches are scheduled to be closed. Like all losses in daily life, however, I have learned to shift from the initial denial, work through the anger with dignity so that I can accept it, and move on to take another breath and ideally, proactive ac...