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Opinion

  • Letter: Thanks for supporting Yarmouth turkey drive

    On behalf of Yarmouth-area veterans I would like to thank the many generous citizens who donated to our turkey drive on Nov. 15. Although we had a lower number of frozen turkeys than usual (24), probably because some of the supermarket turkey sales hadn't started yet, we had a tremendous year col...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: When political parties select, we can't elect

    In a recent column I suggested that, despite popular and widespread delusions and political mythology, our government is not “broken” and instead it is, We the People, who are broken. I believe that truth, and I’ll try to explain it below. But to start, let me confess why...

  • Letter: Payeur thanks Falmouth campaign supporters

    I am writing to publicly thank all those that supported me during my recent bid for the Maine House of Representatives. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Traveling around town and knocking on the doors of thousands of people  cemented in my mind what a wonderful place to live Falmo...

  • The Right View: It's not who wins or loses, it's how they count the votes

    Why is the ongoing saga of the state Senate District 25 race between Republican Cathleen Manchester and Democrat Catherine Breen so historic? It’s true that the drama is fascinating, and exciting, to political observers. Perhaps “exciting” isn’t the word the candida...

  • Letter: Watson thanks House District 51 voters

    With the hard-fought election now over and the holiday season in front of us, I wanted to take a quick moment to thank all the citizens of House District 51 for believing in me. My thanks extends to my opponent and her family as well, who clearly made a lot of sacrifices over these past few month...

  • The Universal Notebook: Two Maines, two brains?

    When one of the callers to John McDonald’s Sunday morning talk show on WGAN noted that the difference in the November election was not so much between northern and southern Maine as it was between rural and urban Maine, McDonald asked me why I thought urban areas were more liberal than rura...

  • Early deadline for Thanksgiving-week letters

    Deadlines for The Forecaster next week are earlier than usual because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 27. Letters to the editor must be received by noon this Friday, Nov. 21, to be published in our Nov. 26, 27 and 28 editions.

  • The Universal Notebook: Support your local library

    You can tell almost everything you need to know about a town by looking at its public schools and its public library. Towns that invest in education and literacy are great places to live. Towns that don’t aren’t. I was pleased to see that the library referendums in Cape Elizabe...

  • Abby's Road: Worry is as worry does

    As talents go, the ability to imagine the worst probably ranks somewhere above posting a selfie, but decidedly below walking without tripping. Fine. Sprinkle those grains of salt on top of the following: If BuzzFeed ever publishes a list of the top 17 worry-warts who live in a state that u...

  • Short Relief: Portland media haze masks Maine election reality

    I was among those surprised by the Nov. 4 election results. The conventional wisdom made sense to me. I expected it to be close. I thought that the most likely outcome was a narrow Mike Michaud victory. That Gov. Paul LePage had a hard ceiling of around 38 percent, or about what he receive...