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Opinion

  • The View From Away: There's school, and then there's education

    The college drop-off was less traumatic than I anticipated, and the trauma was self-inflicted. He was ready. His room is excellent. His roommate is a responsible student/athlete. I thought the closest thing to a jock the University of Chicago had was a student/mathlete, but there you go...

  • Short Relief: In the end, compromise on redistricting is good for GOP

    Although the parties have compromised and redrawn the lines defining Maine’s two congressional districts, there was an awful lot of recrimination that attended the process. While the issue isn’t likely to come up again any time soon, I thought I would review the underlying principles...

  • Letter: Scarborough lawmaker responds to Yes on 1 claim

    I would like to invite Scarborough residents to obtain a copy of my voter registration card from the town office. In spite of what the Protect Maine Votes coalition alleges, I did not register to vote on an election day. My card is dated Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, but was not processed by the re... 1

  • Letter: Forum will answer questions about Scarborough school

    As chairman of the Wentworth Intermediate School Building Committee, I feel compelled to write this letter in response to a recent opinion piece authored by Jeffrey Messer. Simply stated, the piece contains many misstatements, is factually inaccurate, and misinterprets much of the informat...

  • Letter: Falmouth councilor appreciates neighbors' efforts

    High-school student Isabel Agnew and her crew, as well as the contingent from Saint Mary the Virgin Church, deserve our thanks for cleaning up litter recently along Shoreline Drive in Falmouth and Back Cove in Portland. We all admire the beauty of our coast, but these special people did mo...

  • Letter: Railroad whistles come with the territory

    I am writing in response to the article on train whistles at crossings. I have lived beside the tracks on Route 9 for 54 years, raised four kids and none of us have ever been bothered by them. Why did those complaining build near railroad tracks, knowing that whistles bl...

  • Letter: AARP Maine urges yes on Question 1

    On Nov.8, Mainers will have the opportunity, and the privilege, to cast their vote in the 2011 elections. This year, a very important question is on the ballot. I urge you to please vote yes for Election Day voter registration. Our state has had same-day voter registration for almost 40 ... 1

  • 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...

  • 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