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Opinion

  • Letter: Little tolerance for reader's views on sexuality

    I will concede one point of Mark Verrill's sickening Dec. 22 letter regarding the "celebration of gay, lesbian, and transsexual lifestyles" at Greely High School: having a Christ... 1

  • Letter: Criticism evokes thank-you to SAD 51

    I wish to take up the call from a Dec. 22 letter and express my opinions to School Administrative District 51 about Ally Week, the event that reportedly “celebrated” ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Governor's budget pits Mainers against Mainers

    Gov. Paul LePage’s recent Department of Health and Human Services budget speaks to the failure of his administration to create jobs and implement a catalyst for economic recovery. But most importantly, the governor uses this budget just as he did in January 2011 to play Maine people against... 3

  • Editor's Notebook: Thanks for writing

    As 2011 comes to a close, The Forecaster is saying goodbye to one of its most prolific writers, Randy Billings. Randy has been at the newspaper for about five years. He started as our news assistant, compiling calendar entries, School Notebook news and People & Business items. When he ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Occupy places of power, not public parks

    As much as I am in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement when it comes to addressing the social and economic inequities brought on by greedy corporate speculators and their congressional enablers, I have a hard time figuring out just what is being accomplished by camping out in public p... 16

  • The View From Away: The pessimist in the mirror has me worried

    People have been telling me I’m a pessimist for years. They may be right. Just my luck. What made me suspicious was where my head went when my son came home from his first semester at college. He did very well academically, made friends, managed his money pretty well, and became a... 1

  • Letter: South Portland Food Cupboard gives thanks

    To paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "How do we "thank you? Let me count the ways": For the many, many food donations from so many businesses and organizations. For all of you that supported these efforts, we are extremely grateful. For the many monetary donations, the donat...

  • Global Matters: The creation myth

    During this protracted period of national political paralysis, you may have heard the term “job creator” used on many occasions to describe our economy’s chosen people, i.e., the entrepreneurs and business owners whose skills, creativity and capital fuel the economy and make it ...

  • Letter: Town councilor appreciates Falmouth

    As 2011 comes to a close I wanted to take a moment to thank the people of Falmouth for giving me their trust as the newest member of the Town Council. It has been an amazing experience from the start of our campaign last winter and spring, through the election, and now these early months as a co...

  • Letter: Yarmouth police officer will be missed

    Yarmouth is losing a wonderful asset as Police Officer Charles Perkins retires to Florida this month. Perkins is a man of great integrity, a true professional who always used his authority with even-handedness and compassion. He always listened. He handled the quirks of this little town with deep...