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Opinion

  • The Universal Notebook: Demonizing the opposition

    The fact that a member of the Yarmouth Republican Committee reportedly called Falmouth Democrats “evil” does not really surprise me. William Gardiner, who served as the dummy candidate in the District 25 Republican state Senate primary, was just thumping the partisan tub to get out th...

  • Abby's Road: My husband, the antidote

    I could not decide what to write about this week. There were a handful of contenders – summer camp, my new haircut, string theory – but nostalgia, despair, or particle physics kept getting in the way. Whenever writer’s block strikes, my husband always suggests the sa...

  • Short Relief: Income growth flap disguises ideology gap

    You know me. When I am not sitting around the house reading Wikipedia, I am calculating the value of pi to the nth digit. On a nice sunny Sunday morning, there is nothing I would rather do than parse through the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis’ data on state perso...

  • Letter: No room for cell towers near Scarborough homes

    Just when you thought your home was your haven, the Scarborough Town Council is getting ready to plop a big ol’ cell phone tower in your backyard. It’s just what everyone wants: a 150-foot megalith for the kids to climb and you to gaze out at adoringly every day, never mind there migh...

  • Letter: Candidates fail to pick up their campaign signs

    Enquiring minds would like to know why defeated candidates are so poor at picking up their election signs. State law gives candidates seven days after an election to remove their signs: “Signs bearing political messages relating to an election, primary or referendum, provided that these sig...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith's Obama column is on target

    I thought Julie McDonald-Smith was right on with all of her points on President Obama's lawlessness. I commend her for writing and The Forecaster for printing it. Another shocking program was not on her list: Fast and Furious. Absolutely appalling that our government would have purposely let thou...

  • Letter: 'Arrogant' a better term for Falmouth Democrats

    Some read last week that I referred to Falmouth Democrats as evil. Some also read the state ethics panel is investigating an alleged conspiracy. Their target? The Falmouth Democratic Committee. The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices is investigating whether the ...

  • Letter: Show respect for Cousins Island bicyclists

    I would encourage anyone who bicycles to add Cousins Island to your list of journeys. Numerous places to stop and enjoy the beautiful seacoast scenery are just some of treats in store for you. As any cyclist understands and respects, there are inherent risks to sharing the road with motor vehicle...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith needs more thought, less froth

    After reading yet another virulent screed by Julie McDonald-Smith, I wonder whether the editor takes a day off when her column appears or if he wants to damage the reputation of The Forecaster. People bemoan the lack of civility in public discourse, This "opinion piece" illustrates why we ...

  • Letter: Scarborough library thanks book-sale supporters

    The Friends of the Scarborough Library would like to thank the many dedicated volunteers and book sale patrons who helped make this year’s book sale a success. Hundreds came to the library looking for the perfect summer read. With more than 20,000 donated books, puzzles, and audio-visual ti...