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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 ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Angelo Okot, going home to begin, yet again

    It was barely two months ago when Angelo Okot and I sat together discussing the decade through which I had known him and his family. There was never any question that Angelo's children would do well in school and go on to college. They were always looking for the next path to education and a de...

  • Forecaster Forum: A woman's place is on the bench

    The historic nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has brought attention to the way America chooses its judges, while also highlighting the strides by women in achieving high positions of judicial authority. Though Maine was a leader in breaking barriers for women to pr...

  • Letter: Beem should take off the headphones, blinders

    Edgar Beem seems unnerved by authority. In his inane musing about the Bonny Eagle administration's attempt to maintain decorum at its graduation, Beem suggests that "respect is something you have to earn."   But respect is earned among your peers. School administra...

  • Letter: Willard Beach behavior

    Dr. Banerjee raises some important points in his recent letter about dogs on Willard Beach. Foremost, there would be no controversy if dog owners exercised the level of responsibility that they claim. The problem exists because of their behavior. As residents of a community, we have responsibil...

  • Letter: Too close for comfort in Freeport

    I grew up in Freeport and have lived here most of my life. I can't remember when I have seen two businesses selling almost the same exact items so close to each other as Amato's Restaurant, which will be located about 20 feet from the door of Derosier's. On Derosier's sign it says "Pizza, ... 1

  • Letter: Beem wrong on Bonny Eagle

    Whenever Edgar Allen Beem takes a position I find I seldom agree with him. His comments on the Bonny Eagle graduation are no exception. When an individual makes an effort to prepare and deliver a graduation speech, be it the valedictorian or an invited guest, waving at friends and b...

  • Letter: Angered by Cardelli story

    I will openly admit to feeling appalled and angry when I read your first article about Mr. Stephen Cardelli Jr. Certainly, you were swayed by the salacious nature of the details about Steve that you thought you uncovered. Perhaps holding off on publishing that part of your story would have all...

  • The Universal Notebook: Leave the kids alone

    From what we read, the Bonny Eagle High School graduation was marred this year by school and police officials overreacting to the exuberance of youth. Told not to bounce beach balls during the ceremony, some boisterous graduates did anyway; one (who claims not to have participated) got bounced ...