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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: Falmouth should back Conroy-Vella, school budget

    I’m writing to urge people to support Deirdre Conroy-Vella for Falmouth School Board. Dee and I are founding members of the Falmouth Music Parents Association, both have children in the Falmouth school system and share a desire to see the success of our schools continue. Dee is a strong sup...

  • Letter: Gideon's Freeport experience will pay off

    Sara Gideon and I served for five years together as trustees on the Freeport Community Services board. We co-chaired the annual Chowder Challenge twice and I witnessed her impressive organizational skills. Sara is an intent listener and someone who sticks by her values. Last fall she handled a di...

  • Letter: Sachs in District 106 Democratic primary

    Melanie Sachs is the right choice as state representative for District 106, Freeport/Pownal. Melanie has worked tirelessly for years as both a professional and community volunteer. In her professional and non-professional roles she has demonstrated an unparalleled ability to be an advocate for ch...

  • Letter: Sachs' track record will benefit Freeport

    We am writing in support of Melanie Sachs in the upcoming Democratic primary for the Maine House of Representatives District 106. We think she will continue a legacy of active leadership set forth by departing Rep. David Webster. Melanie has worked in the private sector, with nonprofit groups and...

  • Letter: Falmouth should elect Conroy-Vella

    I enthusiastically support Deirdre Conroy-Vella’s campaign for the Falmouth School Board. Dee has been a thoughtful and involved member of our community for over 13 years. Having had one child graduate from Falmouth High School and another currently in the school system, Dee is especially a...

  • Letter: Sachs can make tough decisions

    I’m writing in support of Melanie Sachs in the House District 106 Democratic primary. Her energy, enthusiasm and common sense are just a few reasons why I support her. I believe she’ll do what excellent representatives are supposed to do: actually discuss instead of harangue, work wit...

  • Letter: Sachs has what it takes in District 106

    On a beautiful spring day about two weeks ago, I met Melanie Sachs, candidate for the Maine Legislature in the upcoming District 106 Democratic primary. We talked of various issues, and of course the subject eventually turned to affordable health care. I told her of my middle daughter's difficult...

  • Letter: Wheaton for Yarmouth School Committee

    So many parents have chosen to raise their children in Yarmouth because of the excellent public schools. Over and over I heard the argument during the school consolidation debates: my family moved here because of the schools. During that time, I saw how passionate Tim Wheaton was about keeping ou...