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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: Disturbed by Falmouth councilors

    Thank you for sharing Tony Payne's first column and your "justification" for it. Your disclosure that two Falmouth town councilors objected is disturbing, and odd. The attempt by councilors to muzzle you smacks of censorship, or worse. You are a free enterprise company, trying hard, lik...

  • Letter: Follow the money, vote yes on 3

    Last year I had the privilege of working with concerned Falmouth residents to stop the state-mandated school merger of Falmouth and SAD 51. I came to appreciate the strength of a grassroots effort. We were successful, and Falmouth voters convincingly rejected the proposed merger. However, the ...

  • Letter: Bergquist for Brunswick council

    I encourage voters in Brunswick's District 4 to elect Jason Bergquist to the Town Council. In light of the closing of Brunswick Naval Air Station, many people in our community are especially concerned about our town's economic development. As the owner of a small business on Maine Street, I b...

  • Letter: No on Question 3

    As a former School Committee member in Freeport I believe now is not the time to give up on school consolidation. State funding is drying up. Last spring the Legislature removed approximately $37 million for next year's school funding. Because of the just-announced $200 million shortfall, the ...

  • Letter: Cumberland Boy Scouts are grateful

    Last spring Boy Scouts of America Troop 58 had several fundraisers to go to Gettysburg, Pa. We made it and we learned a lot and had a great time. We would like to thank all the people who helped us out. We wouldn't have made it without you. Many thanks.   Sam...

  • Letter: No on Questions 1, 2 and 4

    This Election Day, we have a rare opportunity to show that we value our communities and the families that live in them by voting no on Questions 1, 2 and 4. Vote no on Question 1 to show your support for the many non-traditional families living in Maine today. Gay and lesbian couples are living ...

  • Letter: Question 6 means more rail money

    The recent news that the Amtrak Downeaster has had its federal funding extended is very good news for Maine. Still, there is more we can do right here at home to improve our railroads here in Maine – and that is vote yes on the transportation bond, Question 6 on the Nov. 3 ballot. The bond in...

  • Letter: Falmouth chairwoman dislikes column

    ‘Twas I who called to register my objection to The Forecaster's plan to give a sitting elected official (Tony Payne) a bi-weekly opinion column. I deliberately made this call before a single opinion of Falmouth Councilor Payne's was printed because I object on principle and I wanted to avoid deba...