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Opinion

  • Letter: Scarborough councilor's arrest deserves discretion

    I am so very discouraged by The Forecaster's recent decision to pander to the public appetite for scandal by running a front-page story (of course, with photo) about a Scarborough council member's arrest for OUI. Usually I can't stand the pages circulated on the Internet about how much bet...

  • Letter: Accusations shouldn't determine Freeport election

    Last week I watched in horror as accusations were made against two town councilors who have given years of responsible guidance and support to Freeport. The dispute, as I understand it, involves one councilor questioning the legality of two signatures on another councilor’s nominating petit...

  • Forecaster Forum: 'Becky's Village' is a special place

    YARMOUTH — On Aug. 6, our beloved, 23-year-old daughter, Becky Schaffer, died in a hiking accident halfway across the world. She was about to start teaching local children on a tiny Pacific Island through a volunteer organization,

  • Global Matters: Cross-border trade? Bangor gets it

    I can’t tell you how many chamber of commerce breakfasts I’ve attended over the years. Ditto Rotary Club luncheons, “Business After Hours” and networking events in general. If not for my parsimony at the bar and my iron will around the buffet, I’d be ti...

  • The Universal Notebook: Worried about wireless?

    This summer I had the opportunity to spend several weeks researching the contentious issues surrounding the wireless "smart" meters that Central Maine Power is installing all over its coverage area. Often I already have an opinion on a subject when I begin researching it, but in the case o... 3

  • Letter: Don't repeat Scarborough's mistakes

    Three Cheers for the Forecaster Forum, "Scarborough should reject Wentworth School proposal," written by Jeffrey Messer. Now let's all go out and make an "educated" decision to vote down the Wentworth School project. We must not continue to make the same mistakes the generation before us have m...

  • Letter: In an emergency, South Portland is in good hands

    Maine was lucky to sidestep Hurricane Irene. I was interested to see how the city was positioned for a possible crisis. Behind the scenes, without our awareness, city staff was preparing for the worst. Department heads, assistants, additional personnel and the city manager were organizing....

  • Editor's Notebook: In memory of 'The Mike-arazzi': Check up, or check out

    We lost a friend and valued member of The Forecaster extended family this week. For the last five years, the work of freelance photographer Michael Barriault has been a regular part of the newspaper. But on Sunday, Michael died after an all-too-brief battle against cancer. Michael c... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: Come on, Bub, move it!

    Are you as sick and tired as I am of all the road construction projects and resultant traffic tie-ups around greater Portland this summer? You’re trying to get somewhere and all these other stupid motorists are in your way. What are they doing on your road anyway, right? Don’t ... 3

  • The View From Away: If he's trying to hurt me, it's working

    It’s only now, when it’s too late, that I can see it all clearly. Your son comes into your life, makes you think he needs you, makes you think you’re important and then, step by step he takes it all away. Sometimes literally step by step. I just get used to him being a b...