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Opinion

  • Letter: Thanks for cleaning up Mackworth

    Many thanks to the folks who cleaned up the shores of Maine this past weekend as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Special thanks to the crew from St. Mary the Virgin Church, who picked up trash along the shoreline of Mackworth Island and the causeway to it. Mackworth looks so prist...

  • Letter: Civility lost in Scarborough

    I am not concerned about whether the Scarborough Town Council was correct or incorrect on their final decision on Depot Road. The choice was made by a majority of our duly elected councilors. I am convinced all parties had more than ample opportunity for their beliefs and concerns to be heard,...

  • Letter: Support Scarborough schools, teachers

    I was stunned and extremely disheartened last spring to find out that our schools were facing some very deep cuts to their budget. Although I'm relieved that there was some reduction made to the initial proposed figure, it is a huge disservice to our community to not provide our schools with th...

  • Letter: Preserve status quo at Willard Beach

    People, dogs, bagpipers, weddings, playgroups, people from Maine, people from "away," people with pastry and coffee, people with ice cream, the regular jogging group running along the beach, people stopping to actually talk to each other – what other community in our area can even co...

  • Letter: Falmouth's school superintendent

    With the departure of George Entwistle as Falmouth's superintendent of schools and the appointment of Barbara Powers as interim superintendent, the Falmouth School Board now turns to the search for a new school superintendent. Board members Linda Cote, Karen Farber and Mark Terison are leadin...

  • Letter: Democracy ignored in Scarborough

    "People will believe what they want to believe." "If one repeats a lie often enough folks will believe it to be true." Jeffrey Messer's letter proved that he is one of them. I live in the area of Pine Point where there is very adequate access to the beach and ocean. According...

  • Letter: Brunswick's courting of Oxford Aviation

    Copious thanks to The Forecaster, and in particular, the intrepid Steve Mistler, for having pursued the story of Oxford Aviation and the Brunswick Naval Air Station, rather than simply reporting on what occurs at various public meetings and parroting statements issuing from assorted public offi... 2

  • Letter: Beem, Whole Foods, 'Obamacare'

    I want to thank Edgar Allen Beem for once again showing us the ugly face of the Liberal left in this country with his rambling on CEO John Mackey of Whole Foods. Beem rails against Mackey for suggesting an approach to health care other than the one the Democratic Congress is trying to cobble up... 12

  • Letter: Walk for Cumberland's 'Coach Church'

    Thank you for publishing the article on Dr. Bruce Churchill and his on-going battle with the neuromuscular disease ALS. While many people know Dr. Churchill as a wonderful physician, my family knows him best as "Coach Church." Our daughter Michaela met Coach Church while playing middle s...

  • The Universal Notebook: Self-employed or unemployed?

    Last week I attended a party to celebrate the long career of one of my former colleagues. I worked at Portland Public Library for eight years, 1972 to 1980. Rachel Smith has been employed there for 50 years! I was just 10 years old when she was hired in 1959. And, believe it or not,...