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  • Abby's Road: My hope for happiness

    She ran with a soft smile on her face, her footfalls quiet, her toes pointed. Every third step, she leaped off the ground, raising her hands above her head and extending her fingers with a dancer’s grace. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, her cadence seemed to be putting her i...

  • The Universal Notebook: The fine-art confidence game

    A Portland art gallery has the local art scene buzzing over the propriety of charging artists to exhibit their work. That battle was fought and largely won by the Union of Maine Visual Artists back in the 1980s, when artist-activist Carlo Pittore led the charge against museums and gallerie...

  • Editor's Notebook: Process and people, not prizes, matter most

    There's nothing like an awards banquet to make you proud and keep you humble, all at the same time. We're proud of the honors The Forecaster picked up last weekend from the New England ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Privatizing the public domain

    The good thing about having Republicans in control of Augusta for the first time since 1974 is that all Maine citizens will get a chance to see for themselves what some of us have known all along – Republicans primarily represent the interests of business. Oh, Republicans mean busine... 2

  • Superintendent's Notebook: You're invited to tour Portland's newest school

    Portland City Councilor Cheryl Leeman and I will host an open house Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Ocean Avenue Elementary School, 150 Ocean Ave., Portland. The open house will give community members the opportunity to see the school before its official opening, to meet with school officials and to se...

  • Forecaster Forum: Criticism of Maine Green Energy Alliance 'uninformed and unfair'

    The Maine Green Energy Alliance (MGEA) and its efforts under a grant from the federal government to promote residential energy efficiency have come under broadly publicized criticism. This criticism is both uninformed and unfair, misleading the reader with regards to the intentions and performan... 2

  • Letter: Falmouth can't afford a 'Taj Mahal'

    As the Falmouth Town Council considers which way to proceed with the issue of library space, may they consider the dismal state of our economy. Maine and the town have poor industrial bases with scarce sources of revenue beyond taxation, especially taxation of our homes. Falmouth, in setting it's...

  • Letter: Beem goes down a rocky road

    I must correct Edgar Allen Beem’s mistake regarding his comment “Just imagine Mt. Desert Island if Rockefeller hadn’t created Acadia National Park.” According to the National Park Service, Acadia National Park was the vision of Charles W. Eliot and George B. Dorr. Eliot... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: Conservatives must learn to conserve

    As he stumbles around the state in the early days of his administration, Gov. Paul LePage frequently gets worked up about out-of-state ownership of Maine’s prime lakefront and oceanfront property, complaining about the influx of people from Massachusetts and arguing that Maine land should b... 9

  • No Sugar Added: Valentine’s Day is not for sissies

    These are the days that try men’s souls. And women’s. I speak not of our nation’s economic woes, nor of the mountains of snow threatening to collapse our roofs. No, ladies and gentlemen, I speak of the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Having been s...