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Opinion

  • Letter: Rousselle's view from the right is wrong

    My heart goes out to Christine Rousselle. Imagine working at Walmart and having to spend “hours upon hours toiling away “serving a “questionable clientele” s...

  • Short Relief: What about the other side of the story?

    Last month, Portland's major daily newspaper, The Portland Press Herald, reviewed its top stories of the year. Many of them were negative stories about Gov. Paul LePage (his remarks about the NAACP, his removal of the mural from the walls of the state Department of Labor, etc.). In the sa... 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...

  • Letter: Beem, Rousselle instruct, each in their own way

    As I write this letter on Christmas Day, I give thanks to all that conspires to teach me about life, including the sacred and the profane. In terms of the sacred, I thank Edgar Allen Beem for fearlessly giving voice to the progressive view and especially for