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Opinion

  • Dining shouldn't be a crap shoot

    Your article about the lax inspection standards for Portland’s restaurants (March 2 edition) is both shocking and surprising. Ensuring that public eateries are safe and healthy places for residents and tourists is a basic responsibility of local and state government, right up there with ens...

  • No Sugar Added: Mother hen

    One day last summer, my daughter purchased a tiny yet thoughtful gift for me. A pin with an image of a white hen. And the word “mother” up above it. I adore the mother hen pin. And while I consider myself to be a wonderfully quirky mother, and love my children with all of my h...

  • The Universal Notebook: Dance with me

    Some evenings, when I take a break from a ballgame on TV to see what Carolyn is up to, I find my lovely wife out back in the sunroom working on the computer and listening to music. I’ve never figured out how daughter Tess’s iTunes work or how to find music on YouTube, but Carolyn seem... 1

  • Letter: Protect family planning, Planned Parenthood

    The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to eliminate funding for Title X and to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers. Both these programs provide critical preventive medical care to millions of women, including women in Maine. Don't they care? Wh...

  • Letter: Don't ignore Falmouth library neighbors

    The one item I have not seen discussed about the proposed referendum on the Falmouth library move is what type of business will replace it. As I live in close proximity to the library I’m hoping that the entity that buys the building is not going to be a restaurant, as we get ample odors fr...

  • Letter: Who will pay for Freeport fields?

    In last week's edition of The Forecaster there was an extensive explanation of all of the benefits associated with the $9 million development of the parcel of land on Hunter Road, at the discount price of only $4.4 million. In the entire discussion, however, there was no mention of how we ...

  • Letter: Alternatives for Falmouth's library, community center

    No matter where the money comes from, the sale of buildings and land, fundraisers, or more taxes, Falmouth's library and community center remain a $6 million-plus project. The numbers bandied about for the last year or so are so ridiculous for this project they don’t have a shred of credib...

  • Short Relief: Anonymous speech has a place, but not among political operatives

    The speculation has ended. The mystery is solved. The creators of the anonymous website “The Cutler Files” had billed themselves as a group of researchers, writers and journalists. Now, they have been exposed to be nothing more than a couple. One partner was political consul...

  • Letter: Simplify the Falmouth facilities question

    I want to thank The Forecaster for its ongoing, informative coverage of the facilities issue in Falmouth. I am interested in this issue because I hope to see the Lunt and Plummer-Motz property kept in civic use. But the issue is complicated and has been in process for so long. I can’t often...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage is too outrageous to ignore

    Please believe me, dear reader, I really do not want to write about Gov. Paul LePage anymore – ever. I’d much rather be writing this week about more interesting topics such as the joys of grandfatherhood or why car dealers appear in their own commercials, but every time the man opens ... 2