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Opinion

  • The Universal Notebook: Literary exiles in Maine

    Some of the most interesting writers who ever worked in Maine did not write about Maine. When it comes to Maine, I’m as chauvinistic as a native gets, a local yokel who never ventured very far afield, but for some reason I have rarely been interested in Maine writers, with the possible exce...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth gun club neighbors oppose growth

    I am writing in response to the article “Cape Elizabeth gun club faces new obstacles.” Concerned neighbors did not seek to &ld...

  • The Right View: What the press won't tell you about Paul LePage

    It is astounding to me that Gov. Paul LePage, whose list of accomplishments is so long, can be so decried. But it shouldn’t be. In our current climate, political agendas trump real-world accomplishments – and reality. The power the media has to push popular opinion in the ...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Student needs drive Portland school initiatives

    As the new school year begins, the staff of the Portland Public Schools is focusing on how we can best meet our students’ needs. We are launching many exciting initiatives this year that will serve that purpose. Lyseth Elementary School will begin Maine’s first full-immersion S...

  • Letter: Breen merits nod from Planned Parenthood

    Because of her commitment to women’s reproductive rights and access to health care, Democrat Cathy Breen was endorsed by the political arm of Planned Parenthood. Breen is running for the state Senate in District 25, which encompasses Gray, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Long Island,...

  • Letter: Police Beat falls short without convictions

    I have an issue with the presentation of The Forecaster’s weekly section, the Police Beat. The Police Beat provides a list of arrests and summonses, but fails to report on whether those served were actually convicted. This is a regrettable oversight. As has again been witnessed in recent na...

  • Letter: Delogu sets the record straight on wages

    As usual, columnist Orlando Delogu (Policy Wonk: "Debunking myths about a higher minimum wage") writes about a controversial economi...

  • Letter: Vendor's attitude mars Scarborough event

    Summerfest 2014 in Scarborough was a great event. We recently moved to Maine and this was our first experience. We had a great time and especially enjoyed the fireworks. I did experience one very negative aspect: the guy selling "novelty" smoking cigarettes to kids. I was appalled and spok...

  • Letter: Praise for Cumberland officials, employees

    I am writing to express my support and thanks to the Cumberland Town Council and our town manager for their selfless giving to the community in which they live and serve. They are guided by our Comprehensive Plan and do what is best for the town and citizens. Although I do not always agree...

  • Letter: Don't break the promise of Social Security

    Aug. 14 marked the 79th anniversary of Social Security. When it was first signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935, nearly half of all older Americans were living in poverty. Today, the program keeps 109,000 Mainers from falling into poverty, and more than one-third of those tha...