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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...

  • Letter: No need for another Congress Square vote

    Now that the divisive vote on the Portland parks referendum is over, it is time for the residents of Portland to come together in order to plan the revitalization of Congress Square Park. I urge the mayor, City Council, and Rockbridge Capital to drop the idea of developing valuable open space in ...

  • Letter: Put Freeport schools back the way they were

    After the recent Regional School Unit 5 budget vote, folks in all three towns may be thinking back on what we used to have. Freeport had an up-and-coming community school system. Durham and Pownal had low taxes, strong elementary schools and choice of high schools. Why would we have given ...

  • Letter: Veterans deserve better federal response

    The Veterans Administration is much in the news these days. It is aggravating to see the politicians from both parties either patting themselves on the back for all they have done for veterans, or blaming other politicians and administrators (never themselves) for the obvious problems. The fact r...

  • Letter: Falmouth High School Class of 2014 has class

    We would like to thank the Falmouth High School Class of 2014 for the kindness, respect, and dignity they have shown our son, Thomas, who has autism, over the last 13 years. The class has always made sure he has been included in every aspect of school life. They even voted him” Best ...

  • Letter: South Portland can do more

    The Draft Ordinance Committee has it right when it says that the city of South Portland can prevent tar-sands operations through use of its broad home rule authority and general police powers. Portland Pipe Line is wrong when it says that a tar-sands facility is just a state/federal issue....

  • Letter: Stop polluted runoff

    Polluted runoff is harmful to the environment and needs to be stopped. Here are a couple easy steps you can take to sustain water quality.

  • The View From Away: It's not a sprint

    I returned from the hustle and pretense – oops, I mean "bustle" – of Los Angeles just in time to land in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Elizabeth’s graduation from Scarborough High School. Graduation is not merely graduation. It is a week of events honoring studen...

  • The Right View: On school choice, voters too have a choice

    As we come to the end of another school year, I’m thinking a lot about school choice, and the efforts underway in Augusta to limit parents’ options about their children's education. A recent option in Maine has been to utilize charter schools. But for some inconceivable reason,...