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  • The Universal Notebook: Season's greetings and other political corrections

    Season’s Greetings, dear readers in Forecasterland, (& various others appended by ampersand). We wish holiday cheer and a glorious year end To citizens public & private, old foe & good friend. Bonne Année, Messrs. LePage et Michaud, (Whi...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Is Maine really the greatest place?

    Is Maine the greatest state in the country? Is America the greatest country? In its debut episode a few years ago, the television show "The Newsroom," written by Aaron Sorkin, featured an opening scene where a fictional cable TV news anchor played by Jeff Daniels is asked by a college stud...

  • Letter: Beem's credibility grinds to a halt

    I am a liberal and follow, and usually agree, with what Edgar Allen Beem writes in his column. But in "Bumping, grinding and ...

  • Letter: Why the rush for the Payson property?

    Even though I live in Wildwood, I believe that shorefront should be open to all. However, the more I learn about the Payson property proposal, the more doubts I have. The property is very tidal, and therefore attractive to an array of birds, clams, horseshoe crabs and various vegetation. Question...

  • Letter: Greens should appreciate Democrat De Angelis

    There are many things I admire about the Green Independent Party platform, especially regarding the environment, but I will not be voting for their candidate in the House District 33 race. I will instead be voting for Democrat Rosemarie De Angelis. Rosemarie has a long history of supportin...

  • Letter: Talbot for state rep in House District 54

    I am proud to have my friend, Republican Kim Talbot, on the ballot for state representative in House District 54. Kim is a compassionate and generous individual who cares about her neighbors, friends, and fellow community members. Kim is proud of her humble background, having been raised i...

  • Letter: S.P. city councilor opposes pot legalization

    Please vote not to legalizing recreational marijuana. This is not about medical marijuana. It is about adding a third drug (alcohol and tobacco are the other two) to those that are legal, but do immense amounts of harm to bodies, especially adolescent bodies. Let's do our part to keep a third leg...

  • Letter: Re-elect Grant to Brunswick School Board

    The two candidates for the Brunswick District 5 School Board seat are similar philosophically, but Jim Grant’s experience makes him more qualified. Grant has held leadership positions on the local board and is the first Brunswick member on the Maine School Board Association. He is no...

  • Letter: Vote Rixon for Freeport Town Council

    I encourage Freeport voters to join me in voting for Bill Rixon for the Freeport Town Council as an at-large candidate. Although I only recently met Bill, he clearly possesses the integrity, thoughtfulness and commitment to community that will make him an excellent member of the council. Bill has...

  • Letter: Library op-ed wrong about cost to Falmouth

    Last week,  M. Roberts Hunt wrote an opinion piece for The Forecaster. And while I appreciate his perspective on the libra...