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Opinion

  • Letter: A few neighbors shouldn't rule Willard Beach

    The South Portland dog issue boils down to a dispute about territory. A small group of Willard Beach residents, bought or in one case built, their homes adjacent to a public park, Willard Beach. They feel that gives them, instead of the city, first rights to make the rules for the park. Now all they...

  • Letter: Thanks for sharing Willard Beach

    As a Cape Elizabeth resident and dog owner I am writing to express my gratitude to the people of South Portland for sharing their beautiful Willard Beach with us and our puppy. We regularly join our South Portland friends for early weekend morning walks there. The beach sharing system now in plac...

  • Letter: Don't 'fix' Willard Beach

    The debate over dogs on Willard Beach in South Portland has now turned into a referendum with slogans of "Save the Beach" and "Share the Beach." What are we saving it from?

  • Letter: Join the Mid-Coast Memory Walk

    Please put Saturday, Sept. 26 on your calendar – take a nice three-mile walk from the Topsham Town Hall to Bowdoin College and back to support the Alzheimer's Association. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and we walk at 9 a.m. Over 150 walkers are expected for this annual event and we are pleased to...

  • Letter: Bounty of Harvest Lunch Week

    Last week, the elementary schools in Cumberland and North Yarmouth celebrated Maine's Harvest Lunch Week. School lunches featured local foods, including beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, corn and apples. From the reports I've received, the tacos tasted better than ever and t...

  • Letter: Praise for Yarmouth Rescue

    We recently called Yarmouth Rescue for my husband. Within five minutes an EMT-trained Yarmouth police officer arrived, did an evaluation and administered oxygen. In another 10 minutes the Yarmouth Rescue vehicle arrived with a very efficient and thoroughly trained crew. Bob was further evaluated, di...

  • Letter: What nursing shortage?

    I just turned 62 a couple of weeks ago. I've been a registered nurse for over 45 years. I got a bachelor's degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL. Like Edgar Allen Beem, I'm "Underemployed or unemployed." I apply weekly to Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Martin's P...

  • Forecaster Forum: Employees make the difference at Oxford Aviation

    As I read The Forecaster article "Firm with eyes on Brunswick base thrives on public funds, political connections" about Oxford Aviation, I immediately thought of the employees in the hangar, dili...

  • The Universal Notebook: In the spirit of health-care compromise

    Back in 1980, my lovely young bride chipped a tooth. Young and foolish and head over heels in love, we had no money, no jobs and no insurance. Fortunately, we were in Scotland at the time. As a college student studying in the UK, Carolyn was covered by National Health. A dentist in ... 2

  • Superintendent's Notebook: The power of a caring adult

    The staff of the Portland Public Schools inspired me on their first day back at work after the summer break. I want to share that inspiration with you. I had first-day-of-school jitters before an opening-day gathering of staff in the Portland Expo. Everyone was invited – bus drivers, food...