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  • The Universal Notebook: 'Mud, mud, I love mud'

    “April,” poet T.S. Eliot wrote in "The Wasteland," “is the cruelest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull rots with spring rain.” I have never fully comprehended what Eliot had against April, unless it was that signs of...

  • The Right View: Economics is a matter of right vs. left

    While out driving last week, I caught a bit of the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Mike. A gentleman had called in making the case that while many of us are out here in the media shouting about right-this and left-that, he was just trying to work and survive. While we are all discussing soc...

  • Letter: Send Nelson back to the Legislature

    My family and I appreciate having experienced representation in Augusta. Rep. Mary Nelson has been serving her constituents for more than three decades, in the Maine House, on the state Board of Property Tax Review, and on the Falmouth Town Council and School Board. ...

  • Letter: Kessler for South Portland representative

    I wish to enthusiastically support the candidacy of independent Chris Kessler for state representative for America’s best small city, South Portland. Chris is exactly the type of person we need working on our behalf in Augusta. I know many of us believe that politics should be about people,...

  • The Universal Notebook: My Maine mountain girls

    Back in the summer of 1994, when I was still in shape to attempt such a thing, I set out to climb mile-high Mount Katahdin with my then-13-year-old daughter Hannah. We only made it as far as Chimney Pond because the summit was in the clouds and the ranger was advising people not to go above the t...

  • The View From Away: PATHS helps us take care of our own

    Advocating for your school-age child, especially one with special needs, is a two-edged sword. I have found teachers and administrators to be uniformly dedicated and hardworking. Even though they’re from the government, they are here to help you, unlike that unicorn, the Lazy Bureauc...

  • Letter: Send Daughtry to Augusta

    I write in support of Mattie Daughtry for state representative from House District 66. Mattie is one of Brunswick's own, graduated from Brunswick schools and has returned to contribute to the state that she loves. Her commitment to advocating for excellence in public schools will be a strong posi...

  • Letter: Bus provides independence for Falmouth seniors

    Of the 50 years I worked in the medical field, the hardest were the years where the physician listened to, and treated seniors. Not because of their physical challenges, but when it came time for them to give up their cars, to become dependent of their children, or friends. It took such an emotio...

  • Letter: Horch wrong, Daughtry right for Brunswick

    In examining the record and person of Fred Horch, I find him wrong to represent Brunswick. Horch claims to be an independent, seeming to be another Angus, but he is not, he is a Green candidate, with a set agenda and platform. The town and state require balance and a measured approach to move for...

  • Letter: Question 1 can make dreams come true

    I have been lucky enough to grow up in Maine. One day, I would like to marry the person I love in Maine. Like any girl I dreamed of my future. I aspired to be an astronaut or an architect. I played soccer with my classmates, I took honors classes; I was a regular teenager. While my ambitio...