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  • Letter: Martin's Point plan will increase local traffic

    I am concerned by the Martin’s Point proposal for the development of the Hamlin School property on Route 77, at the intersection with Sawyer Street, in South Portland. My daughter attends preschool at Casco Bay Montessori School on the corner of Parrot Street and Route 77. We often walk to ...

  • Capitol Notebook: No more help for immigrants? No more 'phantom ballots'?

    Lewiston Mayor Robert McDonald surprised some observers at a legislative hearing last week with a comment he made about Somali residents in his city. The combative mayor has in the past been critical of the influx of Somali refugees who have settled in Lewiston. But at the hearing, ...

  • Letter: Freeport needs full-time librarians

    In Freeport, patrons of our library are saddened by the retirement of two extraordinary librarians, Vicki Lowe and Elaine Schmidt. What most do not know is that neither librarian planned or wanted to retire, but only did so because the Town Council was cutting two of the seven full-time position...

  • Letter: Falmouth school officials respond

    An ad commenting on Falmouth schools was placed in last week’s newspaper by Michael Doyle. Please allow us to set the record straight: Mr. Doyle alleges that Falmouth has the highest paid teachers in the state. Fact: While competitive, Falmouth is simply not the leader in the stat... 1

  • Editor's Notebook: From 'Pub Fiction' to as real as it gets

    This was going to be a column about the June elections and deadlines for campaign letters to the editor. It still is. But now it's about cancer, too. Two weeks ago, our staff writer Randy Billings found out the nagging pain he had in his chest was caused by lymphoma. In an instant, ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Girls and their names

    Somewhere, perhaps in one of his elegant short stories, John Updike likened knowing a flower without knowing its name to knowing a married sister who has changed her name. Like so many things I once knew so well, I can’t find the passage now that I need it, now that my girls are changing th...

  • Letter: Rodden a common-sense choice in Falmouth

    It is a pleasure to endorse Bonny Rodden for Falmouth Town Council. She has maintained mass transit for the citizens of Falmouth and has forged a compromise ordinance that protects Falmouth's natural resources while respecting property owners' rights. Having said that, there is one ...

  • Letter: Candidate's ad fails grammar test

    Negative campaign ads in Maine are often controversial, as they may insult our collective self-image as a state of fair play. The recent attack ad on Les Otten by Bruce Poliquin hits a new low, not necessarily in politics but in grammar. Fewer of us seem capable of distinguishing be...

  • Letter: Murry for Falmouth School Board

    Chris Murry Jr. has been a loyal and honest friend since I met him nine years ago. Chris grew up in the Falmouth school system and served as the student representative on the School Board when we were in high school together. He took his position seriously and contributed heavily. And I know that...

  • Letter: Leavitt for Cumberland council

    As June 8 approaches, the citizens of Cumberland will have an opportunity to elect Sally Leavitt to the Town Council. As a lifetime resident of Cumberland, Sally brings a fresh perspective to the council. As a fourth-generation resident, she has the advantage of not only knowing the town as a cur...