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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: Re-elect Cooper in House District 47

    We strongly support the re-election of Rep. Janice Cooper, D-Yarmouth, in House District 47. Janice understands that good government is an effective government. She has been an extraordinary public servant, and a friend to us all, working tirelessly on our behalf and displaying an uncommon openne...

  • Letter: Beeley for Scarborough Town Council

    I am writing to urge you to vote on Nov. 4 for Roger Beeley for Scarborough Town Council. As long-time residents of Scarborough, Roger and I have had many opportunities to work together on boards and committees around town and he has always been level-headed and fair. He is a superlative listener...

  • Letter: Future looks brighter with Breen

    As the parents of young children – active in the Yarmouth schools, the Yarmouth library, soccer, etc. – my wife and I think a lot about the future. Our children remind us that our choices have consequences. Our choices will affect the lives of our children (and yours) for many years t...

  • Letter: Library project adds value to Falmouth

    I am writing in support of the Falmouth Memorial Library referendum on the ballot in the upcoming election. As a Realtor, I often get asked about the local library by families moving to the area. A strong library is a great resource for a community, adds value to the overall appeal of a town, and...

  • Letter: Withdrawal from RSU 5 is too big a gamble

    Please vote no to Freeport withdrawing from Regional School Unit 5. This is a big gamble for Freeport. The withdrawal committee found a best-case savings of $288,000, if every Durham and Pownal student stays in Freeport. If they go elsewhere, our taxes go up and our schools diminish. The ...

  • Letter: Return Gideon to the state Legislature

    I am writing to endorse Democratic state Rep. Sara Gideon in House District 48. As a Freeport resident, I have known Sara as a parent, Freeport town councilor and a state representative. Sara has done an exemplary job keeping us informed about the state’s progress by communicating through l...

  • Letter: House District 47 should elect Snow

    Rick Snow is an excellent and most competent candidate for state representative. I’ve known Rick for a number of years, and I’ve found him to be an honest, straightforward individual who’s a hard worker. Rick has proven himself as a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in A...

  • Letter: Breen knows how to get things done

    I have only met Democratic state Senate candidate Cathy Breen once, so as a close follower of Maine politics, and as an independent voter, I decided to look at her record as a local public servant. It is impressive. She has chaired Falmouth's Town Council, where she has been a strong advoc...