Opinion

  • Letter: Sister city success

    Thank you to many people and institutions for another successful visit from our sister city in Japan: Bath Middle School, Joe Byrnes, Maine Maritime Museum,...

  • Confessions of a misspent youth

    Watching my youngest daughter Tess play soccer on the all-too green synthetic surfaces of Citizens Bank Fields in Lancaster, Mass., a few weeks ago, it...

  • Falmouth needs Engine 3

    Closing the Pleasant Hill Fire Station is a decision all of Falmouth should be concerned about. The proposed closure results in a reduction in overall...

  • Making 'lemonade'

    On Jan. 2, Soft Trac was one of 26 businesses who suffered the loss of their main office due to a fire that destroyed the...

  • The life and death of libraries

    There is something to be said for corporate paternalism. Growing up in the Cumberland Mills section of Westbrook with the S.D. Warren paper mill smokestacks...

  • Of bacon, bugs and broken wind

    If you have a sore throat, forget about cough drops. According to “Everybody’s Pocket Cyclopedia,” the best course of action is to cut slices of...

  • Class of '54 wants you

    The Portland High School Class of 1954 is planning its 55th reunion for Sept. 11 and 12. We are looking for these missing classmates: Brad...

  • Parking problem grows

    I am a student at the Southern Maine Community College. I have been attending this college for almost a year. I have noticed that students...

  • Food banks need help

    When I immigrated to this country I needed so much help with clothes and food before I started my part time job. I had no...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Analyze this: Confronting personal prejudices

    At a certain point in every life there comes a time when one feels the need to confront his/her prejudices once and for all. For...

  • Serve America

    As this economic crisis deepens at the federal, state, and local level, the demand for critical services is going up while the resources to provide...

  • Bartlett Circle's future

    Thank you for the terrific article on Bartlett Circle in your March 19 issue. We are very proud of Bartlett Circle’s 33-year history of providing...