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  • Letter: Summit needs to keep promises

    I was skeptical when a representative from Summit Natural Gas said I would have gas by Nov. 1, but I decided to put my faith in the company. After all, they were generating excitement and taking pictures with community leaders. Surely, they would keep their commitment. I, like everyone els...

  • The Right View: In age of school bullying, heaven help us

    If you are the parent of a child who is bullied, at some point – once you get over your initial devastation – perhaps you begin to think of the child who is doing the bullying. Perhaps you ponder the cause. Many of us tend to think kids who bully are hurting in some way, are lo...

  • The Universal Notebook: The decline and fall of the alternative weekly

    When people ask me what I’m up to these days, I sometime answer, only half facetiously, "I’m trying not to outlive print journalism, but it could happen." The long, slow death of print news is all too real in our virtual society. Last week we learned that the venerable (by alte...

  • Letter: McDonald's 'blanket statement' goes too far

    I think it's admirable that The Forecaster makes an effort to present to your readers both liberal and conservative views. Although I lean more left than right, I enjoy reading both sides of issues. That said, what I don't enjoy are blanket statements negating an entire group of people's b...

  • Letter: Robbie Foundation gives thanks

    The Robbie Foundation wants to thank members of the community for making our third annual Gala Evening a smashing success. The event took place Oct. 17 at the Black Point Inn in Scarborough, and featured a live auction and performance by Maine comedian Karen Morgan. The event raised $18,50...

  • Letter: Freeport football fans appreciate neighbors

    Anne Feuhrer wrote a thoughtful letter arguing that parents will allow Freeport athletics to thrive, even if the town votes to withdraw from RSU 5. I write not to express my views on withdrawal, but rather to clarify the history of the Freeport Gridiron Club. The club was formed by parents...

  • Letter: Candidate says letter misrepresented his comment

    Michele Joyce wrote a letter last week quoting me as saying that as a parent of young children I have at times found the evening School Board s...

  • Letter: Tell Collins Maine supports Clean Power

    What is it they say? “If you don’t like the weather in Maine, just wait a minute.” Well, we are headed into a time of even more unpredictable weather as the impact of a changing climate affects us all, our health, and our wallets more and more. Bigger and more frequent st...

  • Letter: Help strengthen Maine's Clean Election Act

    Maine has been a leader in the effort to get big money out of elections. Through a citizen initiative passed in 1996, Maine established the Clean Election Act, a process through which qualified candidates f...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Perception, reality and the elephants in the room

    There exists a Grand Canyon-esque gap between the general perception of our challenges here in Maine and the various realities we’re facing as a state. If you listen to most politicians, you hear only theatrical rants, hypnotic sound bites and rote promises relating to the symptoms &...