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  • Editorial: North Yarmouth sends the wrong message by pulling the plug

    If you're of a certain age, you probably remember the opening narration of the early 1960s sci-fi TV show, "The Outer Limits": "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will brin...

  • The Universal Notebook: Art in my life

    For the most part, my life in art has remained pretty much out of these columns, except perhaps when I was inveighing against our benighted governor a few years ago for his political attack on the Maine Labor History Mural for being too pro-labor. But art has been a big part of my personal and pr...

  • Letter: Care Net appreciates support of businesses

    I am writing to thank the local businesses who gave their support to Care Net of Mid-Coast Maine's annual fundraising banquet on Nov. 20. Located in Brunswick, Care Net serves ten area towns including Bath, Bowdoin, Freeport, Lisbon, Richmond, and Topsham. Care Net is a pregnancy care cent...

  • Letter: Reclaimed pilings enhance the look of Portland-Falmouth bridge

    I often bicycle across the Martin's Point Bridge, and have been struck by the beauty of the pilings on the western side. I find them so evocative of the area's maritime heritage, much as the abandoned ships near the Route 1 bridge out of Wiscasset had been. Recently, I have taken to asking others...

  • Letter: Falmouth should ban plastic shopping bags

    I fully support a ban on plastic bags that are used to carry items out of Falmouth's stores. As a compromise to make this ban more palatable to Falmouth's businesses and to encourage reusable bags, I suggest a small paper bag fee such as 5 cents, which the merchant could keep. Plastic bags...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith fails to back up her claims

    Julie McDonald-Smith’s The Right View column, “Numbers don’t lie, but Democrats do,” I hope only interrupts, rather...

  • Letter: Taking issue with Beem's portrayal of LePage backers

    One can't help but wonder how many of The Forecaster's advertisers qualify for Edgar Allen Beem's characterization as a "slob" – that is, one for whom Gov. Paul LePage was the preferred choice in the recent election. Lucky for the publisher, the paper doesn't deal in paid subscriptio...

  • Letter: Maine voters got it right on Nov. 4.

    I don't think that Mainers feel insulted or abused except by liberals. Maine had the highest percent of registered voters who voted this November, showing their interest was high. I think Mainers do want less government. I think Mainers understand that to have a more perfect union, justice, domes...

  • Letter: Yarmouth town councilor knows value of communication

    Thank you to the Yarmouth Town Council and, more specifically, Counselor Andrew Kittredge, on increasing the communication being distributed to residents. The use of social media is a fantastic vehicle for getting information out to the public to invite participation with those issues and decisio...

  • Letter: Did Brunswick officials violate their own policy?

    After reading the Oct. 31 issue, I am finding difficulty in understanding the “concern” of Brunswickk's town councilors. An article states “since the policy was enacted in 1995, town managers have allowed employees, on a largely informal basis, to collect extra vacation time.&rd...