Opinion

  • 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...

  • Cosmetic injuries

    I was glad to read your article on former Ms. America Susan Jeske’s upcoming appearance at USM on March 27 and her mission to warn...

  • Forecaster Forum: The view from the Falmouth rabbit hole

    What a relief to read last week’s “Taxes unchanged under Falmouth budgets.” Kudos to our town manager and all who helped. I hope they continue...

  • Main Street means business

    As a business owner on Main Street and a citizen of Cumberland for 35 years, I would like to see the credit union on Main...

  • Quality of life is not enough

    How many times have you heard that Maine’s “quality of place” is our competitive advantage, our unique and unquestioned asset that attracts businesses and creative...

  • Have they no shame?

    The most compelling thing about the howls of public and political execration aimed at the big bonuses given the bailed-out boneheads at AIG is not...

  • Shame on South Portland

    I am writing to express the great disappointment I feel for the shameful way South Portland treated some well-respected, long-time employees who were known for...

  • Scarborough feedback

            The boards of the Scarborough Community Chamber and Scarborough Economic Development Corp. wish to thank those in the business community who...

  • Be heard

    President Obama has indicated in numerous speeches that it is the responsibility of citizens to take part in the democratic process by speaking out about...

  • Input needed on facilities

    I want to thank the 140 people who attended the March 12 public meeting organized by Falmouth’s Ad Hoc Community Facilities Planning Committee. In advance...

  • Facilities event fails

    Last week I joined 130 or so of my fellow Falmouth citizens, and what appeared to be the entire town staff, at the much-heralded Community...

  • 'Go ahead'

    Hannah Merker called me from Bristol last week to ask a few questions about how I write my columns and where I get my ideas....

  • Harpswell, an appreciation

    At some point in the future, the newspaper business is going to end. Before it does, I plan to transition into something far more secure...

  • Wear a helmet

    An article that appeared in The Forecaster on Feb. 20 inaccurately represented the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s position on helmet use. We support the state...

  • Save Willard from what?

    I’ve lived in greater Portland, without a dog, for almost 10 years and recently moved to the Willard Beach neighborhood of South Portland. The most...

  • Save the sidewalks

    I feel I must respond to two of North Yarmouth selectmen, Paul Napolitano and Mark Merrill, who are looking to save money by not plowing...

  • 'A philosophy of failure'

    Tom Foley in his letter to the editor takes us through an example intended to show that the damaging effects of higher tax rates on...

  • A case of hibernal torpor

    Subnivian – now there’s a word I’d never heard, let alone used, until I started reading Bernd Heinrich’s “Winter World,” a wonderful natural history about...