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Opinion

  • To all a good night

      The wintry twilight of Friday, Dec. 5, was brought to life in South Portland's Mill Creek Park as the annual HolidayFest and tree lighting dazzled celebrants with lights, music, food, Sant, and horse-drawn wagon rides around the park. The traditional event was spo...

  • Just the facts

    How long has The Forecaster been the public relations spokesman for the South Portland City Council and the School Board, printing one-sided propaganda? The facts that should have been reported back in June include the following: South Portland's 2008-09 school budget is 26.7 percent more than...

  • Gratitude and giving

    Recently I spent the morning with one of your reporters, Amy Anderson, discussing the book I have created to honor my late Bowdoin College classmate, Hanley Denning. The night before, my family had experienced a prolonged power outage due to a severe rainstorm. I was feeling a bit out of sort...

  • Ice storm heroics

    Another ice storm; whether it rivaled the 1998 storm will be debated in the days to come. I was sitting in the dark Friday night with a flashlight, book and scanner. Without a scanner you don't realize everyone working during a storm. I want to extend a big thank you to the fire, rescue, publi...

  • Delays possible

    Stormy weather is upon us. For the last several years, we have canceled school for the entire day when conditions clearly warranted such action. This year we also plan to consider the option of a one- or two-hour delayed start, which simply means that the bus pick-up schedule will ...

  • Storm diary of a madman

    When you've sat alone in the cold and dark for nearly 70 hours, it's hard not to take it personally.

  • Eye of the beholder

    After finally getting my power back on, I got to read the Dec. 10 edition, which contained the article about "Artist sought for Ocean Ave. school." The article states information about $45,000 for art at the school entrance. No doubt this is due to some governmental provision to use a...

  • Beem's threat

    Edgar Allen Beem is as far left as the "lunatic fringe" of the right?

  • Storm surge

    I'm appalled that Edgar Allen Beem would complain about the fine job our CMP line workers do during a storm (The Universal Notebook, Dec. 3-5). As a wife of a line worker I know first hand how hard they work to get people's power on. The poor man from Yarmouth had little sleep that night due ...

  • Another Nutcracker

    My fiancé took us to "The Nutcracker" last night, an extravagance at $30 a seat (only $2 off for seniors). While dancers ourselves, we're not ardent ballet enthusiasts, but one of the cellists playing with the orchestra is a good friend, and – what the hell – we hadn't seen anyth...