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  • The Right View: Film raises the question of a world without 'America'

    Dinesh D'Souza's "America" was not what I was expecting. In the promotions for the documentary, D’Souza states, “America. Imagine what the world would be like without her.” It was a fascinating concept to me, to see one person’s interpretation of what the world woul...

  • The Universal Notebook: Confessions of a (recovering) soccer dad

    Our daughter Tess played soccer from the time she was a little girl until she got to college. Prior to her taking up the sport, I had little or no interest in the game. Then we lived the devoted lives of soccer moms and dads through travel team to premier and high school varsity soccer. It...

  • Letter: Majority should rule on Falmouth water views

    Property values in the Town Landing area of Falmouth depend on water views. All residents pay for them, in home prices and in property taxes.

  • Letter: Choose Brunswick schools over lower taxes

    I am a retiree who has lived in Brunswick for the past 11 years. I live in a neighborhood of young families who have high regard for the education their children receive in Brunswick. A number of teachers also live in my neighborhood, teachers who are concerned about doing the best for their st...

  • Letter: King will be a champion for Maine

    Last week I attended the opening of Angus King’s U.S. Senate campaign headquarters. The energy and enthusiasm was absolutely awe inspiring. While Mainers can often be counted upon to select independent and thoughtful leaders, it is only once in a generation that we...

  • Letter: Brunswick budget priorities are misplaced

    First we heard that the police station in Brunswick was going to cost $7 million.  Now we hear the cost will be $5.5 million. How can the town of Brunswick justify spending this type of money on a police station during these economic times? I would much rather see our town spending money o...

  • Letter: Maine tax policy unfair to horticulture

    Despite numerous legislative efforts over the past 10-plus years (which have all had support by the Legislature), the Appropriations Committee has again refused to accommodate the inclusion of horticulture in the definition of agriculture within the Maine state sales tax code as part of the gover...

  • Letter: Falmouth school budget deserves support

    The 2013 Falmouth school budget is one the Town Council and the voters should support. The district has done an admirable job of reducing operating costs (which include a projected savings of $85,000 in middle school heating costs due to a new wood chip boiler there) and coping with the loss of f...

  • Letter: Tax policy for Web businesses is unfair

    Say what you will about Gov. LePage, but when it comes to his support of the Marketplace Fairness Act, he’s right on the money. For too long, small businesses like ours have endured a severe competitive disadvantage when it comes to tax policy. While we’re required to charge st... 1

  • Letter: Democrats should support Gideon

    I am writing in support of Sarah Gideon in her bid to be the Democratic nominee in House District 106 for the towns of Freeport and Pownal. Sara is presently on the Freeport Town Council and has shown her willingness to listen to all parties and try to find a solution that works best for all of...