Opinion

  • Praise for Yarmouth response

    I would like to thank and praise the Yarmouth police, rescue and public works personnel for their service to us during the Feb. 22 snow...

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Room for common ground on historic Congress Street

    Maine’s historic downtown areas are a key component of the Maine “brand” – the authenticity, vitality and sense of place that attract people to our state....

  • Going out of print

    The combination of a recession in the economy and a revolution in information technology is conspiring to put me out of business. Or at the...

  • School song, dance

    The Feb. 13 Forecaster related how 16 educators toured South Portland High School and found there were numerous items to be fixed: the roof leaks,...

  • Israel isn't Hamas' only target

    Rotarians and Lions beware: You may not know it, but you are enemies of Hamas, the terrorist group-cum-political organization that now controls the Gaza strip....

  • Face-to-face with Facebook

    I’m amazed at how rapidly Facebook has become an obsessive compulsive part of my life. The Web site originally was restricted to students. Since I...

  • Reporter's Notebook: Storm Diary of a Madman

    When you’ve sat alone in the cold and dark for nearly 70 hours, it’s hard not to take it personally. It’s especially difficult when you...

  • Casco Bay isn't a dump

    A recent article in The Forecaster highlighted the challenges of dealing with dirty snow piled up in blackened hills on our city streets and parking...

  • Common sense is the milk of lawmaking

    It’s been more than 100 days since I was elected to the Maine House of Representatives, and it’s safe to say that my husband and...

  • Rising to a level of incompetence

    Has anyone else begun to suspect that the Peter Principle is hard at work in America? With all the other trendy theories that have passed...

  • Don't cut dispatch

    As a member of Engine Company 1 for 37 years and, more recently, also a rescue driver, I appreciate the work of Cape Elizabeth’s four...

  • Ski team comes through

    The parents of Falmouth’s Special Olympics team would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Falmouth ski team and their Booster Club for allowing...

  • Excise tax impact

    I feel compelled to respond to a recent article in The Forecaster highlighting a referendum intended to reduce our excise tax liability. Like all legislation,...