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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: Beem hits the mark on Pledge of Allegiance

    Thanks to Edgar Allen Beem for his excellent column on the Pledge of Allegiance ("Socialism and the Pledge of Allegiance"...

  • Letter: Lawsuit against South Portland is a revelation

    Portland Pipe Line Corp. showed its true colors when it decided to sue South Portland over the Clear Skies Ordinance. All along, Portland Pipe Line denied that it would use its facilities for dirty and dangerous tar sands oil. During the 2013 campaign, they even pointed to the fact that they had ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Socialism and the Pledge of Allegiance

    South Portland High School students Lily SanGiovanni, Morrigan Turner and Gaby Ferrell are to be congratulated for their efforts to defend American freedom. The students have drawn criticism in some quarters for asking that students be informed that they should only recite the Pledge of Allegianc...

  • The Right View: Welfare fraud is a fact Maine can't ignore

    One of my father’s favorite sayings was “don’t let me confuse you with the facts.” For all of the emoting, victim parading, and LePage bashing that is currently going on regarding the governor’s attempts at combating welfare fraud in Portland and beyond, all o...

  • Policy Wonk: Reducing Maine income taxes will not create jobs

    Our smiling governor, with his smart Moxie tie and glib argument that income tax cuts will return more money to a town than is lost by ending revenue sharing, cannot mask the truth. Revenue sharing holds the line on municipal property tax increases: Everybody in a town benefits. Income tax...

  • Short Relief: Everybody, including the governor, ought to have a legal aide

    On Feb. 26, attorneys for the governor and attorney general squared off in the Maine Supreme Judicial Court over the issue of the attorney general’s ability to control the governor’s legal representation in two politically charged cases. One case is about the governor’s a...

  • Letter: Rationale lacking for Cape Elizabeth school chief's extension

    I was surprised and confused by the Cape Elizabeth School Board’s recent decision to extend the superintendent’s contract, beyond the remaining 2 1/2 years. The board’s action seemed based on a desire to maintain consistency while implementing the district’s new Strategic ...

  • Letter: Protectionism is reason for Canadian drug ruling

    I disagree with the CanaRx decision, which struck down a Maine law allowing Maine citizens to purchase foreign prescriptions. One of the rationales by opponents of the law was that foreign prescriptions are less safe than U.S. prescriptions. Well, if that were true, what makes it any less safe fo...