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  • Letter: Denno has right background for Legislature

    As a Cumberland resident, I am grateful we have a candidate like Democrat Dale Denno prepared to represent our community in House District 45. Dale has the skills and experience to make our government more cost-effective and responsive to all Maine citizens. With an extensive business background,...

  • Letter: Denno for Cumberland state representative

    Democrat Dale Denno, a long time Cumberland resident, is getting my vote for state representative in House District 45. Dale has worked in the public and private sector, and contributed countless hours to public service. In his various roles, he has had the opportunity to successfully work with b...

  • Letter: Scarborough decision a 'travesty'

    On July 15 at the Scarborough Town Council meeting there was an outpouring of residents, taxpayers and interested parties concerning the proposed town "land swap" of Depot Street with the owners of the Lighthouse Motel. When almost 30 people spoke against the "land swap," 377 si...

  • Letter: Scarborough issue is access

    This is a request to Scarborough Town Councilors Roy and Sullivan to ask for reconsideration of the July 15 vote by the Town Council to give Depot Street to a seasonal business in exchange for a 22-foot corridor access to the beach. Depot Street has belonged to the town and has provided year-ro...

  • Letter: Scarborough needs 'outrage'

    It is my hope that the people of Scarborough will express their outrage at the action of the Town Council on July 15. A good portion of Depot Road will be given to a private organization free of charge in what is characterized as a "land swap." A public hearing on the matter was hel...

  • Letter: Inconsistency in Scarborough

    We want to thank Scarborough Councilors Sullivan and Roy for the interest, concerns and reservations they expressed at the council meeting July 15. The concerns and reservations that you stated, that are now part of public record, are inconsistent with the way you eventually chose to vote. We were q...

  • Letter: Reconsider Pine Point vote

    A "tired" chairman of Scarborough's Town Council and an eager new town manager campaigned successfully to shut down a historic roadway to our ocean beach here in Pine Point forever, gifting it to an abutting ocean business, under the guise of a fair exchange for a narrow parking strip of l...

  • Letter: Scarborough's Depot Street stunner

    I was stunned by the 4-3 vote in favor of Scarborough's Depot Street proposal following the comments by Councilors Rancourt, Sullivan, Roy, and D'Andrea during deliberation. We are giving up more land then we are getting in the land swap. No two-way traffic or a turnaround for adequate access...

  • Forecaster Forum: Remembering Walter Cronkite, the newsman's newsman

    As a reporter for the Portland Press Herald in the early 1980s, my notebook and pen in hand, I walked up to Walter Cronkite at a Maine Mall bookstore. I figured I had him cornered and I went in for the kill. "Isn't it a bit commercial for you to be selling books?" I asked. I a...

  • The Universal Notebook: The eternal vigilance of beach-going

    Back in the 1960s, Higgins Beach in Scarborough attracted teenagers from all over greater Portland. Scarboro Beach, then known as Jordan's Beach because old Mrs. Jordan sat on the access road in her beach wagon collecting parking fees, was the family beach, but Higgins was the hot ...