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Opinion

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth councilor counters former colleague

    I have served on the Cape Elizabeth Town Council since 2008. In a recent edition of The Forecaster, former Councilor Sara Lennon was quoted as saying “people in Cape don't want development; that's why we moved here.” I don’t believe the issue is as black and white as Ms. Lennon ...

  • Letter: Woods 'most qualified' in Democratic primary

    I’ve known Steve Woods for many years and I want to share something with the other towns in Senate District 25 that we in Yarmouth have come to learn and trust. While many folks talk about things, debate things, discuss things to death, or endlessly procrastinate, Steve simply “gets t...

  • Letter: McBrady, Hemphill for Falmouth Town Council

    I would like to strongly endorse Charlie McBrady and Caleb Hemphill for election to the Falmouth Town Council. Every town needs a connection with its history, and a person who knows its people, its streets, where it came from, and where it can go to. Charlie McBrady grew up in Falmouth and has ra...

  • Letter: Tucker in House District 50 Democratic primary

    I enthusiastically support Ralph Tucker in the House District 50 Democratic primary in Brunswick. My children and Ralph’s grandchildren have benefited from excellent early childhood education at Family Focus in Brunswick. As School Board chairman and a member of Town Council, Ralph w...

  • The View From Away: West Coast West Side story

    A talented screenwriter I know, a native Mainer, is gearing up to move to Los Angeles. It makes sense. She has done as much as she can in Maine. Her films have been nominated for awards. She has begun to acquire cult status as a blogger about her favorite shows. Now she wants to take her career t...

  • The Universal Notebook: Ready for USM as 'Metro University'?

    When I attended the University of Southern Maine in the 1970s, the university was in the midst of merging the University of Maine in Portland (UMP) with Gorham State College (formerly Gorham Academy, Gorham Normal School and Gorham State Teachers College) to form the University of Maine at Portla...

  • Abby's Road: These are a few of my least favorite things

    I think a lot about pet peeves, including their definition. The “peeve” indicates that they must be an annoyance. The “pet” modifier, though, means they’re special, because they’re mine. There are plenty of things that annoy me, but they distingui...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Great teachers change lives

    Wow. That’s what I thought when I looked at the White House website on May 2 and saw President Barack Obama hugging Karen MacDonald, a teacher from King Middle School, at the ceremony honoring state Teachers of the Year. Karen MacDonald, Maine’s 2014 Teacher of the Year,...

  • Letter: Beem, scientists right about climate change

    As a retired high school science teacher, I would like to commend Edgar Allen Beem for bringing attention to the urgency of the climate crisis, and for pointing out that the overwhelming consensus among climate scientists is that the crisis is man-made (

  • Letter: McBrady for Falmouth Town Council

    Falmouth folks, you have a great opportunity to put a fine man on the Town Council. That man is Charles McBrady. Mr. McBrady is a true supporter of the Constitution of the USA as well as the Constitution of the state of Maine, and fiscal responsibility. His family are long­-time Falmou...