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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: Don't grant S.P councilors their wish

    The South Portland City Council wants all of its citizens to vote yes on the high school renovation. They want us to do for them, but they do not want to do for us. Two examples: The public was allowed to speak about the closing of Gorham Road Extension, and everyone that spoke was against the...

  • Letter: Return Nelson to the Legislature

    We urge Falmouth voters to return Mary Nelson to the Legislature. As a former Falmouth town councilor she knows the possible negative effect laws passed in Augusta have on towns and cities. Both on the Falmouth Town Council and in the House of Representatives she has shown her ability, lea...

  • Letter: Return Webster to the House

    In a time in which the economy is changing in a volatile manner, the citizens of Freeport and Pownal need someone who will represent their concerns and ideas. They need a candidate with a proven track record, a candidate who knows the ropes in Augusta, a candidate who will listen. They need an ef...

  • Letter: Corthell, Carlsen for Scarborough council

    Please join me in voting for Kerry Corthell and Iver Carlsen for Scarborough Town Council. In 2008 their opponents all voted to prohibit the Conservation Commission from commenting on plans for development in Scarborough, as the Commission had done for over 10 years. This was done to punis...

  • Letter: Richard deserves support

    Mark Richard has such a positive outlook on life that I know it’s hard for him to see or speak the negative. I can only imagine the challenge Mark feels as he answers the call of our state. It’s a negative fact that our state finds itself in a bit of a mess and I cannot imagine a mor...

  • Letter: Richard for District 112 representative

    Mark Richard, candidate for House District 112, has a clear vision for Maine. Mark grew up here, raised his children here, went to school here, and chose to stay in Maine. His mission and vision is to make our home state a place of prosperity. A place our children will be able to raise their fam...

  • Letter: Vote yes on Question 3

    Over the past two decades Maine voters have overwhelmingly supported Land for Maine’s Future bonds which have helped protect 26 sites in Cumberland and York counties alone. Local projects include trails along the Presumpscot River in Portland, woodlands in Falmouth, two seabird nesting isla...

  • The Universal Notebook: The meat of the matter

    Are you a vegetarian? Neither am I, but we probably should be, both for the good of our bodies and of our souls. In a recent newspaper column entitled “How Will the Future Judge Us?,” Princeton University philosophy professor Kwame Anthony Appiah prophesizes that posterity will...