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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: House needs Horch's independence

    Brunswick's House District 66 voters have a wonderful opportunity in November's election. Fred Horch is a candidate whose values will lead him to making wise and sustainable choices at a time when too many politicians support "business as usual" – practices and policies that have been ...

  • Letter: Elect Tyll in Senate District 11

    Voters in Senate District 11 have a unique opportunity in this election: a demonstrated leader and experienced small business owner. Chris Tyll is a decorated Navy veteran whose leadership skills and respect for people has in turn earned him great respect as a SEAL team leader with over 10...

  • Letter: Re-elect Austin to the Maine House

    Rep. Sue Austin has been an excellent advocate for the residents of North Yarmouth, Gray and Pownal. She led efforts to reduce the tax burden on families and made it easier for Maine businesses to compete in a global economy. According to the Maine Chamber of Commerce, h...

  • Letter: Austin should be re-elected

    I am a third-generation North Yarmouth resident who has had the opportunity to know a number of our state representatives over the years. Rep. Sue Austin of Gray is easily one of the best I have ever seen. I appreciate the way Sue has worked to keep our taxes down. I like her approach to life as ...

  • Letter: Horch for Brunswick state representative

    As a Brunswick town councilor, I learned that it takes patience, persistence, and fortitude to serve in public office. I endorse Fred Horch for House District 66 because he has those qualities, as well as the maturity and experience to succeed as a member of the House of Representatives. A...

  • Letter: Maintain local ownership of Brunswick hospitals

    I am concerned about the recent proposal for Central Maine Medical Center to formally take over administration of Parkview Hospital. In these belt-tightening and increasing health-care cost times, the CMMC takeover seems counter intuitive when we already have a financially solvent hospital in tow...

  • Letter: Bus service brings business to Falmouth

    I am a senior who regularly uses the Falmouth Flyer. It provides me access to Wal-Mart, Staples, and Shaw's, and the Shops at Falmouth Village. My dentist and doctors have offices on Route 1. I have noticed regular Portland riders that utilize the bus to get to work in Falmouth and other riders w...

  • Letter: Cooper for Yarmouth state representative

    I am writing to express my wholehearted support for Janice Cooper in House District 107. As parents in Yarmouth (and a School Board member), my wife and I have observed the energy, intelligence and passion that Janice has brought to numerous volunteer efforts to augment the quality of our program...