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    October 16, 2019

    Letter: Support Gleysteen for Scarborough Council

    I like what I have heard and read about Betsy Gleysteen, who is running for Scarborough Town Council. She has a reputation for doing her homework. I like the fact that she asks a lot of questions about the budget. We, the taxpayers, need someone to do that for us. The recent property bills seem […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Superintendent’s Notebook: Behavioral health continuum helps all students

    This is the second of four monthly columns I’m dedicating to discussing four new initiatives in the Portland Public Schools’ 2019-2020 budget that embody our Portland Promise goals: Equity, Whole Student, Achievement and People. This month, my focus is on our initiative to create a robust behavioral health continuum. This work is connected to our […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Greater Portland School Notebook: Oct. 16

    Local skaters competing in hopes of reaching U.S. championships Eleven local skaters will compete in the New England Regional Singles Challenge in Westborough, Massachusetts, from Oct. 23-27, the Falmouth-based North Atlantic Figure Skating Club announced last week. Headlining the club’s athletes is senior Hope Carroll, an honor student at Deering High School in Portland and […]

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    October 16, 2019

    The Universal Notebook: Defending the newsroom

    While I was in the hospital these last few months my dog died and my editor left over a disagreement with the publisher. Rudy was a sweet, gentle soul (about whom more in another column), but he outlived his prognosis by two years, so his death was not unexpected. Editor Mo Mehlsak’s departure, after 15 […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Here’s Something: Gimme a political break

    I just got back from a weeklong vacation. And, I’m happy to say, I feel much better. The monotony of daily life – eating the same food, working the same job, seeing the same scenery and basically doing the same things day after day – gets old. Taking a break from it all was refreshing. […]

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    October 16, 2019

    Greater Portland People & Business: Oct. 16

    Forbes names Cumberland County CU as best in state Cumberland County Federal Credit Union was named Best-In-State Credit Union by Forbes Magazine in their annual review of Best-In-State Credit Unions and Banks for the second year in a row. Forbes enlisted Statitsa, an independent research firm, to survey more than 25,000 customers in the U.S. […]

  • Published
    October 16, 2019

    Greater Portland People & Business: Oct. 16

    Forbes names Cumberland County CU as best in state Cumberland County Federal Credit Union was named Best-In-State Credit Union by Forbes Magazine in their annual review of Best-In-State Credit Unions and Banks for the second year in a row. Forbes enlisted Statitsa, an independent research firm, to survey more than 25,000 customers in the U.S. […]

  • Published
    October 16, 2019

    Freeport sees first look at short-term rental ordinance 

    The proposal would include mandatory registration, penalties for non-compliance and a limit on the number of people allowed.

  • Published
    October 14, 2019

    Gleysteen’s business sense will benefit Scarborough

    I am going to vote for Betsy Gleysteen for Scarborough Town Council. Betsy is very businesslike and, as the mother of two kids, will do a good job balancing all the requests for projects and money that the Town Council faces, with the ability of seniors and others to pay their increasing property tax bills. […]

  • Published
    October 14, 2019

    Coastal History: Columbus Day was just another excuse for a party

    The Bath landfill was closed this Monday in observance of Columbus Day, according to the sign on the gate.  Apparently they didn’t get the message that Maine’s government has chosen to get rid of Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous People’s Day (or “The Holiday Formerly Known as Columbus Day,” as I call it.)  […]

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