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  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s make a deal, Mr. Cutler

    Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler got a bit of a boost last week when independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed him. Sen. King and Mr. Cutler seem to share the belief that only an independent can break through partisan gridlock to get things done. The only trouble with that ...

  • Abby's Road: After a Trapper Keeper snaps shut, it never lets go

    The iconic portrait of my life features me at the tender age of 7. It can be attributed to my mother, who snapped it on whatever predated the disposable camera. At least one of my sisters was likely hugging her knee at the time. In the calm second my mother’s pointer finger was able ...

  • Letter: SAD 51 shows awareness, sensitivity

    It was with a degree of sadness that I read the letter from a School Administrative District 51 parent concerning a program presented to the student body at Greely High School. The program apparently addressed issues around the lifestyles of the gay, lesbian, transsexual population. If just one c...

  • Letter: Rousselle's Walmart snapshot is under-exposed

    Christine Rousselle's Forecaster Forum in the Dec. 21, 2011, edition concerning welfare and why you vote Republican prompted me to respond. Most people agree that our country,... 6

  • Letter: Brannigan should look in mirror for culprit

    While Sen. Joseph Brannigan is pontificating about Gov. LePage's nascent budget cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services, he would be well put to tell us all exactly how ...

  • Letter: Rousselle column surprises, enlightens

    The Forecaster Forum by the Scarborough native about her experiences while working at her summer job at Walmart was surprising. The usual weekly columns attack Gov. LePage and his administration. The following week’s edition ran more like your normal editing favoring the Democratic slant on... 1

  • No Sugar Added: When Yankees swap

    On Christmas Eve, I once again had the pleasure of being witness to the odd ritual known affectionately (to some) as the Yankee Swap. Growing up in northern New Jersey, I’d never heard the word "Yankee" associated with holiday gift giving. Sure, I’d heard of Yankee Doodle and t...

  • The Universal Notebook: A right-left primer for 2012

    If you have followed the Republican presidential primary debates, the congressional budget debacles, the war of words waged nightly between Fox News and MSNBC, the editorials in local, state, and national publications, the letters to the editor and online comments engendered by local newspaper re... 13

  • Letter: Little tolerance for reader's views on sexuality

    I will concede one point of Mark Verrill's sickening Dec. 22 letter regarding the "celebration of gay, lesbian, and transsexual lifestyles" at Greely High School: having a Christ... 1

  • Letter: Criticism evokes thank-you to SAD 51

    I wish to take up the call from a Dec. 22 letter and express my opinions to School Administrative District 51 about Ally Week, the event that reportedly “celebrated” ...