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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...

  • Letter: Martin's Point should be welcome in S.P.

    I was disappointed to learn of the strong opposition to a recent proposal by Martin's Point Health Care to relocate its South Portland operations to the Hamlin School property. I was especially saddened to hear a statement by one resident that Martin's Point should be allowed to "remain" in South...

  • Letter: Former Dems know party is out of touch

    Forecaster columnist Edgar Allen Beem has sunken to a new low with his recent personal attack on Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew ("Mary Mayhew's war on the poor"), which weaved mention of her early life and family into criticisms of her policy proposals while DHHS...

  • Editorial: Falmouth is open for business (just ask the folks at Tidewater Farm)

    The Falmouth Town Council made a mistake Monday when it unanimously approved zoning changes that would allow construction of a restaurant and sports pub off Clearwater Drive in Tidewater Village. It's not that the business, Rivalries, doesn't belong in Falmouth. It's that it doesn't belong...

  • Capitol Notebook: The forest and the trees

    Planted in the middle of Gov. Paul LePage’s State of the State address in early February was an unlikely comment about the supposedly imminent return of the damaging spruce budworm, which plagued the state’s softwood forests back in the 1970s and 1980s. LePage’s worry abo...

  • Abby's Road: I need a good haircut

    Humorist Fran Lebowitz once said that you’re only as good as your last haircut. I agree with her. Unfortunately, I’m not sure I’ve ever had a good haircut. Lebowitz and I share a common philosophy as well as a common enemy. Each of us has hair whose natural inclination is...

  • The Universal Notebook: Mary Mayhew’s war on the poor

    When Mary Mayhew moved from Maine to Arkansas at age 14, she became known as “the brain from Maine,” a Yankee nerd with an interest in politics. Back then and until she went over to the dark side, Mayhew was apparently a Democrat. She grew up in a Democratic family, campaigned ...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: We must boldly go where Maine hasn't recently gone

    Leonard Nimoy died recently after 83 years of accomplished terrestrial life with some small bits spent in Maine. Born to immigrant parents from the Soviet Union, Nimoy grew up in Boston, attended drama classes at Boston College, and joined the U.S. Army Reserves for 18 months until leaving...

  • Letter: Portland International Jetport casts too much light

    Portland International Jetport could be more sustainable ("Portland International Jetport plans for a sustainable future") if it could get its lighting under control. In the new section of PWM there ...