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  • The Universal Notebook: 'Mud, mud, I love mud'

    “April,” poet T.S. Eliot wrote in "The Wasteland," “is the cruelest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull rots with spring rain.” I have never fully comprehended what Eliot had against April, unless it was that signs of...

  • The Right View: Economics is a matter of right vs. left

    While out driving last week, I caught a bit of the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Mike. A gentleman had called in making the case that while many of us are out here in the media shouting about right-this and left-that, he was just trying to work and survive. While we are all discussing soc...

  • Letter: Private sector fails to do its part

    Concerning some comments about Edgar Allen Beem's "Moral universe is no place for Tea Partiers" that seem to feel or ask, since when did the Federal Government have the right to do this and that, I'll counter with: when the private sector failed miserably to be good, decent responsible community...

  • Letter: Focus on Scarcelli, not her mother

    Marian McCue's April 30 article on Rosa Scarcelli and her bid for governor sounded more like a Hedda Hopper column than an unbiased report. The two times I have heard Rosa speak locally she has mentioned how fortunate she was to be able to enter a family business, unlike so many newly graduated M...

  • The Universal Notebook: What have they done to my library?

    The last thing I did when I worked at the Portland Public Library was to help with the move from the old Baxter building to the new building on Monument Square in 1980. The modernist main library, designed by Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott of Boston, got old fast. Thirty years ... 1

  • Short Relief: Abbott is Maine GOP's best bet

    Republicans have several good candidates to be their nominee for governor this year, including businessmen Matt Jacobson, Les Otten and Bruce Poliquin, as well as educator Bill Beardsley and politicians Paul LePage and Peter Mills. Each is appealing in his way, and all are preferable to the othe... 2

  • Letter: Bike, pedestrian-friendly policy is smart

    The U.S. Department of Transporation recently elevated cyclists and pedestrians to a level on par with motor vehicles. This federal manifestation of a return to pedestrian-friendly infrastructure is nothing new. New York City, for example, installed a wildly successful pedestrian plaza in Times... 1

  • Letter: Praise for RSU 5 coverage

    The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors met on April 28 to consider action on middle school programming. At that meeting, I was asked to confirm the information in Amy Anderson’s article published April 22, 2010, entitled "Parents to be polled for school preference." Unfortunately, ...

  • Letter: Varney for Falmouth council

    On June 8, citizens of Falmouth will have the privilege to elect Faith Varney to serve them, their families and Falmouth businesses as a member of the Town Council. The Town Council creates a vision for our community, provides leadership and stewardship for the citizens of Falmouth, for the town...

  • Letter: Murry's case for Falmouth School Board

    As the upcoming municipal elections in Falmouth draw near, I wanted to take a moment to write my fellow citizens regarding my candidacy for the School Board. As someone who has been raised in Falmouth and who resides here, I recognize the importance of our education system. As a former student re...