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  • The Universal Notebook: Literary exiles in Maine

    Some of the most interesting writers who ever worked in Maine did not write about Maine. When it comes to Maine, I’m as chauvinistic as a native gets, a local yokel who never ventured very far afield, but for some reason I have rarely been interested in Maine writers, with the possible exce...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth gun club neighbors oppose growth

    I am writing in response to the article “Cape Elizabeth gun club faces new obstacles.” Concerned neighbors did not seek to &ld...

  • Letter: Porter for School Board in Cumberland

    I write to enthusiastically support Jeff Porter for the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors. A lifelong Cumberland resident and father of five Greely students, Jeff served 12 years on Cumberland’s Town Council, three as chairman. He’s also put in countless hours coach...

  • Letter: Consider Brunswick's other neighborhood school

    We live and work in Brunswick, and we know that the strength of a community comes from many areas. Schools are most important. We support high-quality schools and stand in solidarity with other like-minded parents. We want these blessings extended to all children in Brunswick. Our values led us t...

  • Letter: South Portland councilor notes correction

    An article last week stated that I wanted to see an increase in the school budget of 1.1 percent or 1.2 percent for the schools. While I did ask the School Board to continue working and try to decrease the budget a bit more, I did not come close to asking for this amount as suggested. It was Co...

  • Letter: Support Land for Maine's Future bond

    Over the past 20 years, Land for Maine's Future has bought and preserved thousands of acres of land, on rivers, lakes, islands and in most communities, to use for just what it says: “Land for Maine’s Future.” There is no more money. A bond issue ...

  • Letter: Praise for Cumberland lawmaker's position

    I am writing to thank Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, for recognizing that the minority report to LD 1810, the regulatory “takings” bill in the Legislature, rightly deserved to be in the minority and was not a good public policy solution to the question of how to improve M...

  • Letter: Colleague backs Gideon in House primary

    I have the privilege of serving with Sara Gideon on the Freeport Town Council.  Sara is a true leader. I’ve been impressed with Sara’s energy and can-do spirit, as well as how hard she works.  She is committed to this place and its people, welcoming new ideas and list...

  • Letter: Mahoney for Falmouth Town Council

    l write to support Sean Mahoney for one of the seats on the Falmouth Town Council. As a long-time resident of Falmouth, I have witnessed first-hand Falmouth’s growth and the changes that have come with it, particularly along Route 1. It is my understanding that we are at another moment when...

  • The Universal Notebook: Mitt Romney, president of Corporate America

    We expect differences of opinion from presidential opponents, but the 2012 election is shaping up to be the clearest delineation of the political divide in America since the Civil War. It’s not so much Republican versus Democrat as it is corporations versus citizens. And Willard Mitt Romney... 16