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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Semi-happy birthday to me

    Today is my birthday and I’m only feeling semi-happy. Despite more than a few cards, and cakes of various sizes and flavors from family, friends and well-wishers, I’m just not that connected to the event of my birth from more than half a century ago. I was born in a year...

  • Short Relief: In LePage v. the Legislature, don't count the governor out

    There is some merit to the governor's positions on whether asylum seekers should get General Assistance and whether he vetoed the Legislature's bill authorizing it. The problem is the governor doesn't explain his positions well, the media isn't inclined to help him, and any merit to his po...

  • Letter: Han is right for Falmouth School Board

    I am writing in support of Cindy Han’s candidacy for Falmouth School Board. I have known Cindy since she moved to Falmouth several years ago. Cindy and I are both mothers of three children and since all of our kids are the same ages, I have had frequent chances to interact with Cindy...

  • Letter: Farber sees Falmouth's 'big picture'

    Falmouth residents know that local leadership is critical to maintaining our schools and assuring our town thrives. Karen Farber’s tenure on the Town Council has proved that she is a leader who can see the big picture, balancing education, fiscal responsibility and the interests of local re...

  • 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...