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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: Elect Pierce in House District 44

    Having worked with Teresa Pierce for years on the board of the Falmouth Education Foundation, I know that she is hard-working and committed to quality public education, accessible to all Maine children. As a town councilor, Teresa proved to be a dedicated and inclusive leader, collaborating with ...

  • Letter: Vote for Breen in state Senate District 25

    Here's why I’m supporting Democrat Cathy Breen in state Senate District 25: Cathy Breen has a proven record of public service, she believes in strong public schools; she supports quality health care, including mental health services; she is a creative, cooperative thinker who is will...

  • Letter: Michaud, not Cutler, spoils the election

    Clever ploy by columnist Steve Woods (an admitted Michaud supporter) to paint Eliot Cutler as the spoiler when it’s Mike Michaud who is the spoiler (

  • Letter: Too many unanswered questions about Payson property

    Residents of Cumberland will soon vote on borrowing $3 million to purchase part of the Payson property, 179 Foreside Road, with noteworthy tidal shorefront. This beautiful property appropriately carries significant restraints on town use due to its conservation easement. Recommended restrictions ...

  • Letter: Don't be chicken, vote for Breen

    I am supporting Democrat Cathy Breen this November in state Senate District 25 because she helped my chickens come home to roost. Geoff Dyhrberg

  • Letter: Vote Snow for state rep in District 47

    Please consider voting for my friend Rick Snow as House District 47 representative. I have known Rick since my family moved to Maine over three years ago and I can’t think of a better person for the job. Rick has volunteered his time to help the scouting program be successful here in Yarmou...

  • Letter: Send Manchester, Payeur to the Legislature

    When you vote please keep uppermost in mind the welfare of Maine’s residents. In this important election we need to focus on quality representation. Who will best serve Maine’s interests? I’m enthusiastic about two candidates’ qualities; their sound judgment, good h...

  • Letter: Leland for Freeport Sewer District board

    I served on the Freeport Sewer Board of Trustees for 18 years. I know what is expected of those who serve on the board, as well as the time commitment involved. Sally Leland is energetic, resourceful, engaging and thoughtful. She wants to ensure the sewer district is strategically prepared for fu...