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  • Editor's Notebook: Twenty-two words, and 553 writers, to appreciate from 2014

    I don't usually have time to trade emails or chat with every reader who writes a letter to the editor. I'll write or call to confirm letters, but beyond that, unless a letter needs clarification, or if the writer asks a question about our policies for publishing letters, I don't usually fo...

  • The Right View: This Christmas, say a little prayer for us

    For me, Christmas is a time of reflection. A time to take stock of the year past, and things I’d like to see changed going forward. Nothing as schlocky as your typical New Year’s resolution, but rather, a refocusing on my family, and pondering what is happening to us as a nation. ...

  • 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...

  • The Universal Notebook: Upon hearing sacred music

    There is very little music in my life these days. When I was younger my life had a soundtrack supplied by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Rush and Dave Van Ronk, later Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty. ...

  • Forecaster Forum: America needs a new New Deal

    It's no secret that the last decade of American history has witnessed a series of economic, environmental and political crises. The Bush Administration failed to fix these problems because it sought to address their effects, rather than their causes. If President Barack Obama hopes to rect...

  • Letter: Horch for the state House

    Fred Horch recently qualified as Brunswick's Green Independent Candidate for the Maine House of Representatives. I believe in Fred’s ability to activate change within the community that will give Brunswick the strengths it is currently lacking and the support it needs to keep the character ...

  • Letter: Poliquin for governor

    I am concerned that if our next governor is just another career politician or someone without private-sector experience, our economy will not improve, spending will spiral out of control, and taxes will stay high. We don't need more empty promises. No one has ever created a job with a pledge.