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  • The Universal Notebook: Other people's money

    In voting to turn down $1 million a day in federal funds that would have provided health insurance to 60,000 low-income Mainers, Sen. Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon Falls, said something that goes to the very heart of what is wrong with the conservative mindset. “I don’t have money,&r...

  • Abby's Road: Life is too short for eating healthy

    I was going to have a healthy breakfast after my predawn workout. But when my alarm went off, I slapped my phone, rolled over, and woke up to the sound of my son screaming my name. By then, I was already more than two hours behind schedule. There was no time for boiling old-fashioned oats ...

  • Letter: McDonald's column provides 'relief'

    Thank you, Julie McDonald, for your column in The Forecaster, "The Right View: Sympathy for a Democrat? ..." It's a relief to fin...

  • Letter: Praise for a Yarmouth budget milestone

    Yarmouth residents should know what an achievement it is that our town has devised a budget that for the first time in more than three decades, we will actually sees a decrease in the property tax rate. This follows a challenging year when the town’s share of state revenues went down by a s...

  • Letter: McDonald column is on 'the right track'

    After living in Brunswick for several months, I canceled all my newspaper subscriptions, turned off my TV forever, stopped talking to my neighbors. Obviously, I wasn't in tune with my neighbors, 100 percent of the Bowdoin professors, 50 percent of the Bowdoin students, the environment, all religi...

  • Letter: Portland should protect Baxter Woods

    Thank you for your recent front-page coverage of issues regarding shared use of Baxter Woods. I have been walking my dog there regularly for the ...

  • Letter: Beem column resonates with reader

    Edgar Allen Beem's opinion piece last week on Clint Lorance, which included showing us how to add our voice to the injustice, was inspiring. If I had a bell to ring I’d ring it loud for Mr. Beem’s piece and his message “you can’t ask young Americans to fight a dirty...

  • Letter: Finding wrongs in 'The Right View'

    I was discouraged wading through all the "labels" in your new column "The Right View." Moreover, the title of Ms. McDonald's opinion piece is grammatically incorrect, and, apparently, intentionally polarizing. Thus, we learn that this view from the right (surely not the "right view") is "steadfas...

  • Letter: Support the Falmouth veterans memorial

    Grateful Falmouth citizens have embarked on a fundraising project to honor the veterans who have served our nation by erecting a memorial on Depot Road in front of the American Legion Hall. Much planning has gone on this past year and a beautiful design has been developed that will be a be an app...

  • Letter: Hemphill for Falmouth Town Council

    I am writing to say how pleased I am that Caleb Hemphill is running as a candidate for Falmouth Town Council. Caleb has been a committed community volunteer for more than a decade. While being on a number of town committees he has spent much of his time working to develop our extensive trail syst...