All posts by The Forecaster

  • Mind Wilder's words

          Take a look at Chick Wilder’s monument near the concession stand at Willard Beach. It says, “He made Willard Beach a place...

  • Pity the rich

                The sky is falling. President Obama is reversing the Bush tax cuts. The economy will collapse. Those who make...

  • Next: Health-care reform

      During my recent Florida trip, I was greeted numerous times with comments like, “You must be proud of those ladies from Maine!” In fact,...

  • Act now to save Darfur

    I want to commend you for publishing your excellent article about El-Fadel Arbab and the situation in Darfur. It must be very difficult for Mr....

  • Saint Patrick's Day brings Irish music to area

    Saint Patrick’s Day is looming on the calendar, and two quality Irish acts are heading into Portland. First up is a duo headed by Irish...

  • Beach to Beacon Sign-up March 15

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Online registration for the 12th annual TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K race will open at noon on March 15. Race organizers...

  • D-League team coming to Portland

    City’s third minor league franchise begins play in November; Expo to be renovated By Michael Hoffer PORTLAND — Amid a carnival atmosphere last Wednesday at...

  • Maine: 'The Maple Tree State'?

    Back around Christmas this paper published a column by investment counselor, birdwatcher and Maine Heritage Policy Center activist Lawrence E. Dwight Jr. (a.k.a. “J.Dwight”) entitled...

  • Roundup

    Locals compete in New England swim championships Swimmers and divers from the city of Portland took part in the New England championships Saturday at Bates...

  • Deering High School Auditorium gets $100k face lift

    PORTLAND — For years, Deering High School’s drama and music programs have grown bigger than their historic auditorium, which was originally designed in 1942 for...

  • Rationalizing war crimes

    For the most part, Israel’s whatever-it-does defenders have been laying low, embarrassed by the fourth most powerful nation’s wanton slaughter in Gaza, 100-plus Palestinians for...

  • Liveaboards: The high life in hard conditions

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Last summer, John Martin and Dora St. Martin sold their 15-room Victorian house in Lowell, Mass. and moved aboard the Windrifter, their...

  • The party of no (respectfully)

    In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush Administration enjoyed unprecedented support and freedom to act. The threat seemed obvious....

  • Brunswick

    Brunswick Arrests 2/17 at 11:18 p.m. Errol Flynn Staples, 24, of 2 Faye St., Topsham, was arrested on Perryman Drive on a warrant arrest charge....

  • THE PLAYOFFS Attwood dominates at Nordic ski states

    Cape Elizabeth girls fifth, boys come in seventh By Michael Hoffer Cape Elizabeth produced some solid results during the recent Class B Alpine and Nordic...

  • THE PLAYOFFS Cape Elizabeth girls' swimming returns to glory

    Both Scarborough teams finish fifth By Michael Hoffer The curtain fell on the swimming and diving season last week and Forecaster Country produced plenty of...

  • S.P. board sends tougher shoreland, storm water rules to City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday night sent a unanimous positive recommendation to the City Council for zoning changes to strengthen environmental protection...

  • Cape Elizabeth

    Arrests 2/20 Joshua McGee, 25, of Forest Avenue, Portland, was arrested by Officer Aaron Webster on charges of burglary, domestic violence assault, theft, criminal trespass...

  • Roundup

    SMCC teams fall in conference tournament The Southern Maine Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams saw their quests to repeat as Yankee Small College...

  • town meetings

    town meetings  mon 3/12 9am   meeting with heather her house   tues  3-13  12noon  catching crickets  my house  wed  3-14  1pm  adammat meeting   elsewhere...