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  • Abby's Road: My hope for happiness

    She ran with a soft smile on her face, her footfalls quiet, her toes pointed. Every third step, she leaped off the ground, raising her hands above her head and extending her fingers with a dancer’s grace. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, her cadence seemed to be putting her i...

  • The Universal Notebook: The fine-art confidence game

    A Portland art gallery has the local art scene buzzing over the propriety of charging artists to exhibit their work. That battle was fought and largely won by the Union of Maine Visual Artists back in the 1980s, when artist-activist Carlo Pittore led the charge against museums and gallerie...

  • Letter: Fundraising up next after Falmouth library vote

    On behalf of the trustees and staff of Falmouth Memorial Library, I would like to thank the voters in Falmouth for resoundingly supporting the library expansion referendum. The vote demonstrates the important role the library plays in our community. Library trustees are excited about embar...

  • Letter: LePage's people may be slobs, but they vote

    Edgar Allen Beem claims in his column that Eliot Cutler "has snob appeal the same way LePage has slob appeal." Based on the results of the election, it looks like the slobs from Maine, who operate businesses and create jobs, and those who want less government and lower taxes, outnumber the...

  • Letter: Graham says campaign ads lied about her record

    I thank the people of North Yarmouth, Gray and Pownal for allowing me to serve you for the past four years in the Maine House. Know that I worked for you every day regardless of your party affiliation. I worked to earn your trust. For the people of House District 46, I am deeply saddened t...

  • Letter: Green candidate sees 'seeds of change' in vote

    I write to congratulate Democratic state Sen. Stan Gerzofsky on re-election, and Republican Jennifer Johnson on a strong showing, in Senate District 24 (Brunswick, Harpswell, Freeport, Pownal and North Yarmouth). To everyone who supported me, especially my family and the thousands of citizens who...

  • Letter: Brunswick councilor-elect promises to listen

    I would like to thank the people of Brunswick for coming out to vote, in masses, and especially for giving their support to me for the at-large seat on the Town Council. I have been truly humbled by the people I have met and the support I have received. I promise to do my best to represent all th...

  • Letter: Yarmouth's Cooper thanks House District 47 voters

    The campaign to represent House District 47 (Yarmouth, Chebeague Island and Long Island) was hard-fought, but always civil. I am humbled that the voters of all three towns chose me to represent them in the 127th Maine Legislature. I will continue to devote my time and energy to the task, always k...

  • Letter: Respect, not prayer, is the remedy for bullying

    Julie McDonald-Smith’s column advocating for prayer and even Bible study in schools as a part of the remedy for school bullying fails to take into account the vast number of students who are harassed because of an LGBT identity or expression that conflicts with Christian and otherwise conse...

  • Letter: School prayer is just another form of bullying

    Question for columnist Julie McDonald-Smith: So what should we teach children in the classroom about prayers? That the Chinese don't pray to God, yet have fewer gun murders than the Bible Belt? That Third-World people pray like mad, yet continue to live under tragic and crushing economic c...