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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: Falmouth's Breen 'just what Augusta needs'

    The enthusiasm for Cathy Breen’s candidacy for state Senate was overwhelming this past weekend at the six-town Democratic caucus in Falmouth. In addition to that support, five Democratic legislators from the new Senate District 25 – Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Gray, Long Is...

  • The View From Away: Bringing a whole new meaning to the term 'hipster'

    It’s funny how certain patterns recur in life. Not comical, necessarily, just odd. My first piece in The Forecaster, even before The View From Away, was about attending a performance by my daughter’s special-needs dance class in Falmouth. This one touches briefly on the always ...

  • Letter: Student sees small-town Yarmouth at risk

    When a family (or individual) chooses to settle in a small town, they seek minimal traffic, low population density, and easy access around town. Can you imagine, in less than a month, all of this taken away? That is what happens when someone builds a mega-sized neighborhood in a small town, like ...

  • The Universal Notebook: When religious freedom is just bigotry

    Uganda and Arizona have a lot in common. They are both landlocked geopolitical entities that begin and end with vowels and that are run by homophobic bigots. In the name of protecting family values, the Ugandan parliament recently passed an anti-gay law that imposes life in prison for some...

  • Short Relief: Ukraine another example of U.S. foreign policy failure

    The games of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, have ended and the war games have begun. Not games really, since soldiers in uniforms without insignia have entered Crimea, in the southeastern part of Ukraine, and not withstanding President Obama’s warning to Russian President...

  • Letter: Clapboard Island proponents thank Falmouth

    The Friends of Clapboard Island and its partners, the Falmouth Land Trust and Maine Coast Heritage Trust, are very grateful for the recent commitment of the Falmouth Town Council to help preserve the northern half of Clapboard Island and open it to public use. The town's support is critical to th...

  • Letter: South Portland must resist Big Oil's sales pitch

    Remember when the tobacco industry got doctors to endorse cigarettes? Your doctor was your “responsible, trusted” caregiver, and if he said smoking was safe, it must be so. Today, we know better. The same scenario is playing out in South Portland, only this time it’s the ...

  • Letter: Dredging, not dam, should be Yarmouth's priority

    I am asking the Yarmouth Town Council to table discussion of the dam removal until such time as the harbor dredging is accomplished. With permits in hand, Yarmouth must be careful not to introduce any uncertainty that could motivate agencies to rescind them. The prospect of dam removal in ...