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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 ...

  • Reuse, recycle

    I am a student at SMCC. I am living in South Portland, Maine. I used to recycle bottles, cans, papers, and boxes every day. I put only papers and boxes in the blue trash which is the government gave it to everyone in the city. I put bottles and cans in plastic bags and sell them. If we all rec...

  • We need more like 'Bill'

    Now our country is struggling with the economy. You may think my opinion is not too important to save our economy, but you need to think deeply. I can give you one good example. Everybody knows that after the snow day, the Fire Department has to...

  • Holes in the roads

    I am international student. I have something that would like let you know about holes on the road during winter seasons.   A winter season is going to pass soon and summer will come. It is time for vacation and travelling for everyone who lives here or comes from an...

  • A learning experience that teaches, too

    I am an instructor at Southern Maine Community College and I teach English Language Learners. My students are from all around the globe, taking on the challenges of newness in language, culture, weather and food, to name only a few. One of our lessons this semester in writing class is learning ...

  • If I were king of the forest ...

    Sometimes when I sit at my keyboard, I dream of things that might be. Why settle for elected mayor. I'd be king. Sure I would. That's the ticket. And, with the help of a few stimulus dollars, Portland would be a little economic engine.

  • No need for rhetoric

    I was aghast to read on the front page of The Forecaster: "N.Yarmouth questions costs; Cumberland fears 'civil war.'" I avidly support North Yarmouth maintaining a strong, healthy relationship with Cumberland (and all of our neighboring towns), and I expect that my town's...

  • Q: What are you doing? A: Delivering news, vapidity in 140 characters or less

    Of all the online social networking sites blasted by critics for promoting self-absorption and narcissism as virtues, Twitter has to be the most targeted. The hatred centers on Twitter's premise, which is to tell friends, or "followers," what you're doing in 140 characters...

  • Falmouth nitty-gritty

    We need to reframe Falmouth's facilities questions from "Should we spend a million dollars converting two antique elementary schools to mixed use, single use or a new Town Hall?" to this: "Should we spend scarce money on old schools or repave Falmouth Road so we won't ruin our ve...