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Opinion

  • Letter: McDonald's 'blanket statement' goes too far

    I think it's admirable that The Forecaster makes an effort to present to your readers both liberal and conservative views. Although I lean more left than right, I enjoy reading both sides of issues. That said, what I don't enjoy are blanket statements negating an entire group of people's b...

  • Letter: Robbie Foundation gives thanks

    The Robbie Foundation wants to thank members of the community for making our third annual Gala Evening a smashing success. The event took place Oct. 17 at the Black Point Inn in Scarborough, and featured a live auction and performance by Maine comedian Karen Morgan. The event raised $18,50...

  • Letter: Freeport football fans appreciate neighbors

    Anne Feuhrer wrote a thoughtful letter arguing that parents will allow Freeport athletics to thrive, even if the town votes to withdraw from RSU 5. I write not to express my views on withdrawal, but rather to clarify the history of the Freeport Gridiron Club. The club was formed by parents...

  • Letter: Brunswick benefit art sale the most successful yet

    On a recent Friday night in Brunswick, crowds gathered at Curtis Memorial Library and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to appreciate the work of Maine artists and to support an important cause: art for kids. The seventh annual 10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale was the most successful t...

  • Letter: Candidate says letter misrepresented his comment

    Michele Joyce wrote a letter last week quoting me as saying that as a parent of young children I have at times found the evening School Board s...

  • Letter: Tell Collins Maine supports Clean Power

    What is it they say? “If you don’t like the weather in Maine, just wait a minute.” Well, we are headed into a time of even more unpredictable weather as the impact of a changing climate affects us all, our health, and our wallets more and more. Bigger and more frequent st...

  • Letter: Help strengthen Maine's Clean Election Act

    Maine has been a leader in the effort to get big money out of elections. Through a citizen initiative passed in 1996, Maine established the Clean Election Act, a process through which qualified candidates f...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Perception, reality and the elephants in the room

    There exists a Grand Canyon-esque gap between the general perception of our challenges here in Maine and the various realities we’re facing as a state. If you listen to most politicians, you hear only theatrical rants, hypnotic sound bites and rote promises relating to the symptoms &...

  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...