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Opinion

  • Letter: Another House candidate in Brunswick

    As The Forecaster reported last week, voters in Brunswick's House District 66 will again have the choice among three c...

  • Letter: SAD 51 needs to hear from North Yarmouth

    I encourage North Yarmouth residents to attend the Monday, April 2, School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors meeting. There will be a public hearing on the proposed closure of the North Yarmouth Memorial School. The board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the library at Greely High Sc...

  • The Universal Notebook: Wave a flag for the state of Puerto Rico

    The other day my Uncle Bill asked me what I thought of statehood for Puerto Rico. I had to tell him I’d never really thought about. After giving the matter some thought, I guess, like President Obama, I’d leave it up the people of Puerto Rico to decide. Uncle Bill had a reasona... 2

  • No Sugar Added: Cabernet and cockapoos do not mix

    I do not hate dogs. They are not my personal pet of choice, but I am an animal lover, and dogs are animals, and therefore, I do not dislike them.

  • Global Matters: The greatest speech you'll never hear

    BREAKING NEWS: A reporter’s request under an obscure provision of Maine’s Freedom of Access Act has unearthed this draft of a speech prepared by an unnamed adviser in Gov. Paul LePage’s office. Apparently, the adviser has suggested that the governor deliver the following ... 1

  • Letter: Silence on standards isn't golden for Maine school boards

    When it was introduced, the school consolidation bill needed public input.  Another bill before the Senate, LD 1422, begs for more input from the public.  LD 1422 will force all public schools in Maine to follow an education model called “standards-based education.” S...

  • Forecaster Forum: Renew Brunswick's tradition of valuing education

    In light of the recently announced $1.2 million reduction in state aid for Brunswick’s schools, how much are we willing to pay for high-quality public schools? What can we learn by looking back at Brunswick’s long-standing tradition for valuing education?

  • Letter: Film festival ads borrow from a classic

    Recently, The Forecaster has been running ads for the Maine Jewish Film Festival that include the headline, "You don't have to be Jewish to love these films."  Pictured in the ad are people such as a priest. Clever, yes. Original, no.   Back i...

  • The Universal Notebook: Let them eat egg salad

    Though it is safe to say that I am not a very discerning diner, I began to understand last week why Big Macs and Whoppers always seem to make me a little nauseous. It might be that “pink slime,” the ammonia-treated beef trimmings spun into a USDA-approved hamburger helper. Next they&r... 2

  • The View From Away: The unfunny truth behind the '3 biggest lies' joke

    When I was doing standup, I would get corporate gigs, which often began with the guy from marketing telling the “three biggest lies” joke.  The corporate world was more rigid then, and marketing was where the rebels hung out. It wasn’t unusual to see a marketing guy ...