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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: Scarborough store hard on the eyes

    For months before the Scarborough Walgreens opened I had been hoping the visually depressing grey screens behind the windows facing Route 1 would disappear. No such luck. I'm guessing that Walgreens has adopted a strategy of deterring any Oxycontin addicts driving by and considering a br...

  • Letter: Greely response was 'over the top'

    "Senior prank gone awry" (May 27) should more accurately have been headlined "Adult response gone awry." Greely's request for police presence May 17 was over the top, and Principal Mossca's fear that some of the visiting students wearing "Class of 2010" T-shirts might not be from Falmouth ...

  • Letter: Lawsuit wasted Yarmouth's money

    While this subject may have already had its 15 minutes of fame, I wanted to write regarding the Yarmouth High School honor code and the frivolous lawsuit filed by Michael Waxman several weeks ago. From the onset of this issue, I was appalled by the way in which Mr. Waxman handled it. By using ...

  • Letter: Send energy message to Maine senators

    The unfolding ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has shown us the blatant dangers of offshore drilling. With no easy way to clean up spills, offshore drilling is too risky to pursue; even with one accident we have shaken the economy of the south and the delicate ecosystem. Tourism to Flori...

  • Letter: Praise for SAD 51's 'Mr. Stanley'

    We write to offer thanks, good wishes and a happy retirement to Doug Stanley, who is retiring from School Administrative District 51 as a phys ed teacher. Today, we often are critical of teachers, their pay, etc., especially in these hard economic times. Seldom do we offer thanks for a jo...

  • Letter: Thanks from the Delano family

    We’d like to express our sincere gratitude for all the community support  since the passing of Steve Delano. We had no idea of the number of lives Steve had impacted in his short time. We are truly amazed at the number of people we’ve spoken with since the accident on May 8. The ...

  • Short Relief: Portland city government needs more partisanship, not less

    Across the pond, for the first time in about 30 years, the United Kingdom has a coalition government. From 1979 to 1997, the Conservative Party controlled Parliament under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Then, from 1997 to 2010, the Labour Party controlled it under PMs T...

  • Forecaster Forum: Portland Charter Commission needs your feedback

    Serving on the Portland Charter Commission this past year has been a humbling lesson in compromise. The commission, which has issued its preliminary report, is comprised of 12 members. Each of us wants to make Portland a better city. But each of us hails from a different life experience,...