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Opinion

  • Letter: Legislature should reject LePage funding cuts

    Gov. LePage’s proposal to cut funding to assisted living facilities such as ours, as reported last week by The Forecaster’s Amy Anderson, is a penny-wise, pound-foolish pla...

  • 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

  • No Sugar Added: When Yankees swap

    On Christmas Eve, I once again had the pleasure of being witness to the odd ritual known affectionately (to some) as the Yankee Swap. Growing up in northern New Jersey, I’d never heard the word "Yankee" associated with holiday gift giving. Sure, I’d heard of Yankee Doodle and t...

  • The Universal Notebook: A right-left primer for 2012

    If you have followed the Republican presidential primary debates, the congressional budget debacles, the war of words waged nightly between Fox News and MSNBC, the editorials in local, state, and national publications, the letters to the editor and online comments engendered by local newspaper re... 13

  • 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” ...

  • 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