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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...

  • Letter: Scarborough book sale success

    On behalf of the Friends of the Scarborough Library, I would like to thank the many, many members of the community who helped make our annual book sale the most successful ever. The Friends raised over $13,000 during the sale, and we are very grateful for the generosity of people who donated boo...

  • The Universal Notebook: Support your local daily

    As a subscriber to the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram all of my adult life and, more to the point, as an "old media" print journalist, I want Portland's daily newspaper to survive and thrive. I'm not sure, though, what I think of new owner Richard Connor's...

  • Forecaster Forum: Angelo Okot, going home to begin, yet again

    It was barely two months ago when Angelo Okot and I sat together discussing the decade through which I had known him and his family. There was never any question that Angelo's children would do well in school and go on to college. They were always looking for the next path to education and a de...

  • Forecaster Forum: A woman's place is on the bench

    The historic nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has brought attention to the way America chooses its judges, while also highlighting the strides by women in achieving high positions of judicial authority. Though Maine was a leader in breaking barriers for women to pr...

  • Letter: Beem should take off the headphones, blinders

    Edgar Beem seems unnerved by authority. In his inane musing about the Bonny Eagle administration's attempt to maintain decorum at its graduation, Beem suggests that "respect is something you have to earn."   But respect is earned among your peers. School administra...

  • Letter: Willard Beach behavior

    Dr. Banerjee raises some important points in his recent letter about dogs on Willard Beach. Foremost, there would be no controversy if dog owners exercised the level of responsibility that they claim. The problem exists because of their behavior. As residents of a community, we have responsibil...

  • Letter: Too close for comfort in Freeport

    I grew up in Freeport and have lived here most of my life. I can't remember when I have seen two businesses selling almost the same exact items so close to each other as Amato's Restaurant, which will be located about 20 feet from the door of Derosier's. On Derosier's sign it says "Pizza, ... 1

  • Letter: Beem wrong on Bonny Eagle

    Whenever Edgar Allen Beem takes a position I find I seldom agree with him. His comments on the Bonny Eagle graduation are no exception. When an individual makes an effort to prepare and deliver a graduation speech, be it the valedictorian or an invited guest, waving at friends and b...