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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 ...

  • The Universal Notebook: No sleep until springtime

    This winter a lot of people, myself included, seem to be having trouble sleeping. It’s been years since I had a problem falling asleep. In fact, just the opposite has been the case in recent years. But for a month or more I have been tossing and turning at night, wrestling with the b...

  • The Universal Notebook: Gov. Scrooge strikes again

    Back around Christmas 2011, when Gov. Paul LePage threw 65,000 Maine residents off MaineCare, he drew comparisons in this column and elsewhere to the heartless Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Well, this holiday season, Scrooge LePage struck again. “At this f...

  • Abby's Road: Too much talk takes the fun out of sports

    I grew up in a house full of sports. I wasn’t playing them, but I was watching them, learning them, enjoying them. Three little sisters later, our family became a sports family because of a baby who, at 2 years old, preferred basketballs over baby dolls and, at 4 years old, ran Baxte...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Community partnerships enrich Portland students’ education

    Students attending the Portland Public Schools benefit from drawing on the resources of Maine’s largest city. Local businesses, nonprofits and other groups give generously of their time and money to provide learning opportunities for our students. The district partners with more than...

  • Forecaster Forum: Michaud is the progressive candidate who can beat LePage

    As a longtime advocate for equality and a woman’s right to choose, I strongly support U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud for governor. Despite recent attempts to distort Michaud’s record on issues like reproductive freedom, equal rights and background checks, I know that Michaud, like so m...

  • Forecaster Forum: Maine can thank veterans by easing access to care

    Those who have put country first and risked their lives to protect it deserve support through more than just words alone. We can show them meaningful thanks by finding ways to give back to those who have given so much for us. One critically important way to support our veterans is to make ...

  • Letter: Falmouth library doesn't need adjoining property

    In last week’s Forecaster, Falmouth Memorial Library President Mark Porada said the purchase of the property adjacent to the Falmouth Memorial Library is “key to the library’s expansion.” However, nowhere in the article was there any explanation as to why this property is ...

  • Letter: Falmouth library needs adjoining property

    As a long-time Falmouth resident and Falmouth Memorial Library patron, as well as a former library trustee, I am writing in support of the town moving forward with the purchase of the adjoining Kowalsky property. The past and present facts were laid out very well in last week's Forecaster. The pu...