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  • The Right View: Film raises the question of a world without 'America'

    Dinesh D'Souza's "America" was not what I was expecting. In the promotions for the documentary, D’Souza states, “America. Imagine what the world would be like without her.” It was a fascinating concept to me, to see one person’s interpretation of what the world woul...

  • The Universal Notebook: Confessions of a (recovering) soccer dad

    Our daughter Tess played soccer from the time she was a little girl until she got to college. Prior to her taking up the sport, I had little or no interest in the game. Then we lived the devoted lives of soccer moms and dads through travel team to premier and high school varsity soccer. It...

  • pnms-newman-123108 The legend of 'Interstate 92'

    In Maine we've grown accustomed to our state being regarded as both vacationers' paradise and charming anachronism. Visitors from larger metropolitan areas come here to "rusticate" and have done so for generations. Comics enjoy mimicking the distinctive Downeast accent and making lobs...

  • pnms-beem-123108 Shoveling for dogs

    By the time cruel April arrives, I'll no doubt be sick of (or from) it, but I must confess I do enjoy shoveling snow. There is something incredibly satisfying about hard, physical work that enables you to see the progress you are making and to know when you are done for the day. There's such a ...

  • pnms-letter_curtis-123108 'Guilt by association'

    J. Dwight, began his recent Forum column by dismissing several proposed "fixes" for global warming as mere ploys by developers to make more money. He then continued to assign guilt by association to the larger scientific community and to malign the scientific consensus that human acti...

  • s-letter_kelley-122608 Think baseball

    We are fortunate in South Portland to have many active volunteers to provide opportunities for our children to participate in various activities. South Portland National Little League is one organization that has benefited over the years from the significant contributions of many parents, as bo...

  • North Yarmouth recycles

      I would like to report a positive happening in this time of not always good news. For two months in a row, North Yarmouth has had the highest recycling rate of ecomaine members: 49.03 percent and 49.58 percent. Rates for the previous three years have varied from 10 percent t...

  • Experience matters

    What a difference 10 years makes. Many will recall the dire straits that Falmouth was in during the ice storm of 1998. I was the deputy chief of EMS. We had no public shelter, no public water supply (established well over a week after the incident), no fuel, no electricity. Our excellent Fire...

  • Bill's closing bittersweet

    I've known Bill Kinsman and his family since I was a young child, back when they lived in Portland, next door to us. And when he opened Bill's Pizza of Yarmouth, my family and I visited often. Great food, great family and many memories were shared. I am happy for Bill – he can move on, maybe ...

  • The light in the forest

    Here at the blessed end of 2008, one of the most difficult years in living memory, we must all be looking to the new year with a mixture of dread at what else might lie ahead and hope for a return to peace and prosperity.