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  • Capitol Notebook: The Statehouse and the hospital

    My earliest memory of the Maine Statehouse is a sixth-grade field trip, crowding into the office of Gov. John Reed sometime in the mid-1960s. I’m not sure if that initial visit stoked my fascination with Maine politics and especially the Legislature, but it may have helped. So decade...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage’s tax plan is DOA

    During his first term, Gov. Paul LePage got many of his ideas from the ultraconservative American Legislative Exchange Council and Maine Heritage Policy Center. In his second term, his tax plan comes from an unexpected source: the Maine Democratic Party. The plan is to cut the income tax a...

  • The Universal Notebook: Indiana Faithfull in black-and-white and gray

    Kids can be cruel. As Indiana Faithfull stepped to the line to shoot foul shots in last week's high school basketball tournament, the Windham High School student section broke into chants of “Chea-ter! Chea-ter!” and “USA! USA!” The long, lanky point guard, an Austr...

  • Global Matters: Communicating across cultures

    A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but most of us have discovered that when it comes to communication, not everyone opts for the most direct route. Some people simply have difficulty getting to the point. Others prefer to couch their communications in nuance a...

  • Letter: What makes Scarborough great

    Scarborough Cub Scout Pack 47 Den 11 meets at the Pleasant Hill Station of the Fire Department on a regular basis. For the past two meetings, Cub Scouts have been interacting with the call company and per diem members of that station to become more aware of fire safety and what actions they shoul...

  • Letter: Brunswick chairman should resign

    There is no way to rationally look at the comments that the School Board chairman, Byron Watson, made in regards to House Speaker Hannah Pingree except with utter disbelief. Had he simply presented the merits of his message that Brunswick is being hit much harder than any other community in the ...

  • Letter: Watson comments don't help Brunswick

    I was quite shocked to read about Byron Watson's ridiculously unprofessional e-mail to Speaker Hannah Pingree and his disrespectful comments about our legislative delegation. I understand that he may be upset with the state's proposed cut in school funding – we all are – but his acti...

  • Letter: Don't go outside for RSU 5 bus service

    It is with great pride and elation that we thank our community for rallying and uniting for a common purpose. Durham, Freeport and Pownal showed our only distinct separation is the boundary lines of our respective townships. Thank you all for uniting with such passion, revitalizing the &l...

  • Letter: Now's time to rebuild Route 88 in Cumberland

    I write in support of the reconstruction of Route 88 in Cumberland. Route 88 is used by motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians; its disrepair is well known by all these groups. Safety statistics do not tell the full story of the problems with Route 88. My wife was struck by a car while walk...

  • Letter: Welcome to Falmouth?

    Last year, the office building in Yarmouth in which we were located burned to the ground. After looking at many locations, Route 1 in Falmouth seemed to offer just what we needed. After the trauma of being burned out, we mentally committed ourselves to being positive about the forced relocation...