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  • Common sense is the milk of lawmaking

    It's been more than 100 days since I was elected to the Maine House of Representatives, and it's safe to say that my husband and three young daughters now know more facts, figures, abbreviations and nicknames for state programs and departments than they probably want to. While the headlines on...

  • Rising to a level of incompetence

    Has anyone else begun to suspect that the Peter Principle is hard at work in America? With all the other trendy theories that have passed through our culture in the past 40 years (Remember Total Quality Management? Remember when we thought the Japanese had all the answers? Now we've got Malcolm Glad...

  • Don't cut dispatch

    As a member of Engine Company 1 for 37 years and, more recently, also a rescue driver, I appreciate the work of Cape Elizabeth's four dispatchers and strongly oppose closing the town's dispatch center. Here are some of my suggestions for addressing the upcoming budget problems:

  • Ski team comes through

    The parents of Falmouth's Special Olympics team would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Falmouth ski team and their Booster Club for allowing our athletes to borrow the FHS ski team's jackets to wear at the Winter Olympic Games held at Sugarloaf two weeks ago. This is the second yea...

  • Excise tax impact

    I feel compelled to respond to a recent article in The Forecaster highlighting a referendum intended to reduce our excise tax liability.

  • Don't be chicken

    I encourage the Portland City Council to support the proposed ordinance to allow backyard chickens. I understand the vote is Feb. 18, and I hope the measure passes unanimously. Our family has had backyard chickens and it was a great experience for many reasons: we enjoyed fresh organic eggs ...

  • Integration is a hallmark of Maine's colleges

    By Paul H. Mills

  • Maine Turnpike: 109 miles of highway robbery

    When I woke up this morning I was in the midst of a recurring reverie in which I become a folk hero by leading a popular revolt against the Maine Turnpike Authority.

  • Government shouldn't ignore tough financial choices

            Good Maine people at good Maine companies are losing their jobs.

  • s-letter_allen Birds, bees and dogs

    A person complains about his neighbor's beekeeping, so the South Portland City Council swiftly crafts an ordinance to protect us from swarms.