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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...

  • 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...

  • Letter: Farber, Kitchel for Falmouth council

    As former Falmouth Town councilors, we are writing to endorse enthusiastically Ned Kitchel and Karen Farber for election to the Falmouth Town Council. Karen, the council’s current chairwoman, is running for a second term. Her thoughtful leadership has set a tone for balanced and civi...

  • Letter: Re-elect Farber to Falmouth Town Council

    Please join me in supporting Karen Farber to continue on the Falmouth Town Council. She has served since 2012, promoting local business and development along Route 1 and Route 100, while conserving and growing Falmouth open space. She has been an independent thinker, weighing all opinions and con...

  • Letter: Feeling the budget pain in Cumberland

    After reading that the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors recently decided to hire new staff with the help of some savings from a drop in health-care costs, and finding out that my taxes were only going up $250, I said, "Wow, I am only going to take about a $500 pay cut this yea...

  • Letter: Brunswick councilors dropped the ball

    The issue before the Brunswick Town Council on May 4 was whether to make a recommendation to the state Transportation Committee to eliminate the Downeaster locomotive idling in our town. Certainly their actions show me and other residents that they do not have our best interest in mind. Th...