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Opinion

  • The Universal Notebook: Bad news for Boehner, Beck, bishop

    Happily celebrating a daughter’s wedding in a lovely little village up in the White Mountains, I blessedly missed much of the rancorous congressional health-care debate. I got home Sunday evening just in time to see House Minority Leader John Boehner screaming and spewing “Hell... 5

  • Probing Politics: How to boil a frog

    Editor's note: When The Forecaster launched Probing Politics last year, we stipulated that the column would be discontinued if Tony Payne became a candidate for re-election to the Falmouth Town Council. Because Tony has now declared his candidacy, th...

  • Forecaster Forum: Playing, not performance, matters most

    Two basketball seasons ago, I was given a group of sixth-grade girls no one wanted to coach. They were not considered good enough to make an "A" team, or they were too much of an unknown quantity to other coaches. They could have played pick-up games in the local rec program, but they...

  • Forecaster Forum: Parents, not schools, should parent our children

    The founders of this country, the authors of the Constitution, had a very healthy and justified skepticism about government and its penchant to intrude into its citizens’ private lives. The animating theme behind the Bill of Rights was to protect the individual rights of man against the in... 3

  • Letter: South Portland students provide hope for future

    Any time you want to see or hear about the problems and challenges the world is facing, you only need to turn on the news. It can be, at times, a bit overwhelming. I recently had an opportunity to listen to a group of students talk who have endured many of the worlds hardships. They spoke of life...

  • Letter: No need for hyperbole in SAD 51

    I was dismayed by one of last week's letters, which made disparaging remarks against the teachers of SAD 51 and claimed "seniors are being forced from their homes." It appears that the author may not be aware of the many programs available to seniors in his town. According to town officia...

  • Letter: Brunswick stares at gift horse

    The Maine DOT has offered funding the Maine Street-McKeen Street intersection for good reason. If DOT feels it is dangerous and is paying for it, why is the town hesitating? Is it because Maine Street Station and the Bath Road intersection revision are getting more attention? Is it beca... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth campaign off to great start

    We are thrilled to report that St. Mary's 2010 campaign to benefit the Falmouth Food Pantry raised $3,000 for this worthy cause at our Book, Bake and Soup Sale. People called us after the article in The Forecaster to donate books, people we didn't know stopped by with donations, people bro...

  • Letter: Falmouth school budget bungle

    The supposed “decrease” in the Falmouth School Budget needs serious examination. To show a “savings,” reference is made to last year’s budget, not actual expenditures. They were about $800,000 less than budgeted. A fair comparison is to what was actually spent, no...

  • Letter: SAD 51 should 'think outside the school house'

    The proposed flat budget in SAD 51, which will ultimately result in tax increases for residents of the two towns, cannot be cut any further. The tax increase shouldered by North Yarmouth and Cumberland residents is not providing improvements in facilities, it is not expanding or improving progr... 1