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Opinion

  • Food banks need help

    When I immigrated to this country I needed so much help with clothes and food before I started my part time job. I had no way to go for help except one

  • Reuse, recycle

    I am a student at SMCC. I am living in South Portland, Maine. I used to recycle bottles, cans, papers, and boxes every day. I put only papers and boxes in the blue trash which is the government gave it to everyone in the city. I put bottles and cans in plastic bags and sell them. If we all rec...

  • We need more like 'Bill'

    Now our country is struggling with the economy. You may think my opinion is not too important to save our economy, but you need to think deeply. I can give you one good example. Everybody knows that after the snow day, the Fire Department has to...

  • Holes in the roads

    I am international student. I have something that would like let you know about holes on the road during winter seasons.   A winter season is going to pass soon and summer will come. It is time for vacation and travelling for everyone who lives here or comes from an...

  • A learning experience that teaches, too

    I am an instructor at Southern Maine Community College and I teach English Language Learners. My students are from all around the globe, taking on the challenges of newness in language, culture, weather and food, to name only a few. One of our lessons this semester in writing class is learning ...

  • If I were king of the forest ...

    Sometimes when I sit at my keyboard, I dream of things that might be. Why settle for elected mayor. I'd be king. Sure I would. That's the ticket. And, with the help of a few stimulus dollars, Portland would be a little economic engine.

  • No need for rhetoric

    I was aghast to read on the front page of The Forecaster: "N.Yarmouth questions costs; Cumberland fears 'civil war.'" I avidly support North Yarmouth maintaining a strong, healthy relationship with Cumberland (and all of our neighboring towns), and I expect that my town's...

  • Q: What are you doing? A: Delivering news, vapidity in 140 characters or less

    Of all the online social networking sites blasted by critics for promoting self-absorption and narcissism as virtues, Twitter has to be the most targeted. The hatred centers on Twitter's premise, which is to tell friends, or "followers," what you're doing in 140 characters...

  • Falmouth nitty-gritty

    We need to reframe Falmouth's facilities questions from "Should we spend a million dollars converting two antique elementary schools to mixed use, single use or a new Town Hall?" to this: "Should we spend scarce money on old schools or repave Falmouth Road so we won't ruin our ve...

  • Analyze this: Confronting personal prejudices

    At a certain point in every life there comes a time when one feels the need to confront his/her prejudices once and for all. For me that time is now. Having just turned 60, I have finally realized, much to my own amazement, that I am not a perfect human being. In fact, I am a deeply flawed and...