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  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Letter: Cancer society thanks Bath, Brunswick

    On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I would like to thank the Bath/Brunswick community for its generosity and support of the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday, Oct. 18. More than 200 walkers and volunteers participated, and we raised close to $45,000 t...

  • Letter: McKane says Innes' defense fails

    After reading Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes' letter last week defending her vote on my bill, LD 290, I feel I must set the record straight. I put this bill in for my constituents who have consistently asked my why they can't buy health insurance out-of-state as they can other forms of insurance. What I r...

  • Letter: Freeport needs athletic fields

    Freeport is in desperate need of playing fields. We have only three full-size fields for all of the recreational, club and school teams in the fall and spring. The surrounding towns have, at the least, seven fields available for a similar number of teams. Often in Freeport up to four teams are si...

  • Letter: Reward Snowe's independence

    Sen. Olympia Snowe did something pretty extraordinary: she voted for a bill on its merits, after careful consideration, because she saw a serious problem that needed to be dealt with. Our senator bucked the urge to leverage political advantage, and voted for the Finance Committee bill on health care...

  • Letter: Beem misunderstands 'marriage'

    The problem with Edgar Allen Beem's argument in "The Bible is not the law of the land" is in the second sentence. He "assumes" that opposition to same-sex marriage is biblical in nature and related to homosexuality. It is not. This is a straw man he has constructed in order to kn... 3

  • Letter: Care to vote for South Portland dog ban

    I think members of the SoPo Dog group are very selfish about Willard Beach. They care only about their own and their dogs' social lives. They don't care about all of the people who have been bitten by dogs. They don't care about the 82-year-old woman who was knocked down by a dog. S... 2

  • Letter: Pine Point decision colors vote

    I would like to ask the Scarborough Town Council to please stop the process of closing the end of the Pine Point Road. I understand the deeds have not been finalized. So many people depend on that road to view the shore. I use it every day and many other seniors do. There must be a way to continue...

  • Letter: Vote for Holbrook, Rancourt in Scarborough

    I will be voting for Jessica Holbrook and Carol Rancourt for Scarborough Town Council and encourage other people to. Jessica Holbrook will be open-minded and respectful of citizens. She will not be easily influenced or controlled by others on the council who are more concerned with power than maki...