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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: Family friendly vote is for RSU withdrawal

    As a parent of children in Freeport schools, the decline of the last five years has been noticeable. Morse Street School lost six ed techs, two interventionists, and other resources. All four Freeport schools saw similar cuts. The cost of joining Regional School Unit 5 meant our schools ha...

  • Letter: Re-elect Chipman in House District 40

    State Rep. Ben Chipman is seeking re-election to the Maine House of Representatives from District 40, and he has my endorsement. First elected in 2010, I have known Ben Chipman to be an incredibly effective legislator. One of the first things Chipman did in office was help to stop a major ...

  • Letter: Breen is caring, understands the issues

    In her role as state senator, Democrat Cathy Breen will bring strengths that include not only her ability to work well with people holding different points of view, but also her political experience and depth of understanding on the issues. She is smart, capable, and cares deeply about the people...

  • Letter: Older voters should back withdrawal from RSU

    As a reluctantly admitted member of Freeport's senior citizen cadre, I am going to vote for withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5. Thinking long term, if we remain part of the consolidated district we risk losing more good teachers, more teacher support, and more good students as standard...

  • Letter: Leland is right for Freeport Sewer District

    Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the Sewer District and how it’s run. Maybe we should, since we’re all connected to it from our homes, businesses and schools. The Sewer District in Freeport also sits little more than a football field’s length from the Ha...

  • Letter: Breen, Denno care about the environment

    I will vote for Democrats Cathy Breen for state Senate and Dale Denno for House in the legislative races in Cumberland because Breen and Denno will advocate for a clean and healthy environment, as shown by their endorsements from Maine Conservation Voters. Cumberland residents care about e...

  • Letter: Elect Chace in House District 46

    I have been voting since 1940, have worked all my life, and am a World War II Marine Corps veteran. I was sorry to learn that Durham loses Rep. Ellie Espling due to redistricting. However, I am overjoyed to support my friend and neighbor, Republican Paul Chace, in the race to become the new House...

  • Letter: Freeport should control its own schools

    I would like to urge my fellow voters to vote yes to exit the flawed Regional School Unit 5 school governance structure. Since the RSU formed, tri-town voters must now advocate in front of two different governing bodies – the Town Council and the RSU 5 board – each with it...