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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The ocean speaks, if you pay attention

    The words that follow were written by the great singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett in the form of the song "A Pirate Looks at Forty." And almost every time I hear them I cry. Not with outward tears for the world to see, or with any measure of sadness attached, but instead, with an inward sense of pr...

  • Letter: Bath teacher personifies the profession

    Kudos to The Forecaster and Alex Lear’s article about Johnna Stanton, Sagadahoc County Teacher of The Year. And, of course, many kudos to he...

  • Capitol Notebook: Lawmakers weigh 'Death with Dignity' bill

    Death comes to all of us, but its approach is difficult to discuss. But the subject of death, and a debate about the proper treatments that should be available to people who are terminally ill, attracted scores of people to a legislative hearing room last week. Many urged support fo...

  • Letter: Winslow will bring balance to Falmouth council

    John Winslow is an experienced businessman, and a frequent observer of public affairs in Falmouth and speaker at meetings in our town. I have seen John in action many times, and have always been impressed that he raises important questions about public decisions. He knows his facts and is prepare...

  • The Universal Notebook: What were they thinking?

    The news has been filled lately with embarrassing stories of men behaving badly. Though not much was at stake in any of these four unfortunate incidents, they did provoke a common question: What were they thinking? Two of these sad stories occurred in my hometown of Westbrook, a for...

  • Letter: Maine tribes deserve better from LePage

    In 2011, Gov. Paul LePage signed the mandate for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with the tribal chiefs from each of the four Maine Indian tribes. The recognition of the need to investigate, clarify, and document the taking of Indian children from their homes over several generatio...

  • Abby's Road: Embracing an unbalanced life

    We talk about work-life balance as if it’s that simple. As if we only need to consider work on one hand, and life on the other, to divide our time and energy into proper and equal portions. As if life can be summed up in one word. What happens if one day, I victoriously unplug from m...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: It's always time to appreciate staff

    We just celebrated Mother’s Day, which became a national holiday 101 years ago. Congress initially wasn’t convinced of the necessity for such an observance, but now we can all appreciate the importance of having a special day on which to honor someone who has made such a difference in...

  • Letter: Yarmouth tax increases take a toll

    I used to love reading The Forecaster, but as of late I start to dread it. If Yarmouth continues to increase, increase, increase spending it only means raise the property taxes. What is the Town Council's big vision? Drive all the middle-class families from this town? My husband and I will have l...

  • Letter: Falmouth needs Farber's experience

    I’m writing in support of Karen Farber for Falmouth Town Council. Karen has a history of public service in Falmouth that has provided her with a solid understanding of the issues that are important to our community. She has a comprehensive grasp of the challenges facing our schools as a par...