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  • Letter: Gideon deserves to be re-elected to House

    My husband and I set out to start a new business last fall, but it required legislation to make a go of it. Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon, our friend, worked tirelessly to write and pass the bill to open up a new market. I am inspired by her willingness to tackle big issues that prevent Mainers fro...

  • Letter: Re-elect Freeport's Gideon in House District 48

    Please join me in voting for Democrat Sara Gideon in her re-election to House District 48 (Freeport and Pownal). In her 2012 Maine House election, I drove Sara from door to door to meet and talk to what must have been thousands of residents. I was astounded at her commitment, her knowledge and he...

  • Letter: Library thanks artists, businesses

    The Falmouth Memorial Library's third annual month-long Beauty and the Books silent auction raised more than $7,800 for the community's book collection and special programs this year. Sixty-five area artists, crafters, designers and photographers with ages spanning seven decades do...

  • Letter: Sister city success

    Thank you to many people and institutions for another successful visit from our sister city in Japan: Bath Middle School, Joe Byrnes, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath Noontime Rotary, Marnee's Cookies, Bath Skate Park, Bath YMCA, Maine Aomori Sister State Advisory Committee, Gulf of Maine Research I...

  • Confessions of a misspent youth

    Watching my youngest daughter Tess play soccer on the all-too green synthetic surfaces of Citizens Bank Fields in Lancaster, Mass., a few weeks ago, it occurred to me that I have no idea what it feels like to run on rubber and fall on artificial turf. I do, however, know exactly wha...

  • Falmouth needs Engine 3

    Closing the Pleasant Hill Fire Station is a decision all of Falmouth should be concerned about. The proposed closure results in a reduction in overall safety.

  • Making 'lemonade'

    On Jan. 2, Soft Trac was one of 26 businesses who suffered the loss of their main office due to a fire that destroyed the building at 500 Route 1 in Yarmouth. While we were determined that we would not let the fire distract us from our mission of giving back to our community by helping nonprofi...

  • The life and death of libraries

    There is something to be said for corporate paternalism. Growing up in the Cumberland Mills section of Westbrook with the S.D. Warren paper mill smokestacks belching filth and stench, we nonetheless benefited from the patronage of the mill. We played baseball on Warren fields, basketball in Warr...

  • Of bacon, bugs and broken wind

    If you have a sore throat, forget about cough drops. According to "Everybody's Pocket Cyclopedia," the best course of action is to cut slices of fat boneless bacon, pepper it heavily and tie it around your throat with a flannel cloth. This is only one of severa...

  • Class of '54 wants you

    The Portland High School Class of 1954 is planning its 55th reunion for Sept. 11 and 12. We are looking for these missing classmates: Brad Adams, Sherrill Boyington, Margaret Bruce, Nancy Burr, Betty Conley, Kathryn Coughlin, Mary Driscoll, Roger Filieo, Carlene Gerdes, June Grace, Dorothy Harring...