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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: Cumberland should vote for Campbell

    The SAD 51 School Board takes a person of intelligence, dedication, a steward of high-quality education, non-political, non-ego-driven and common sense. We have been most fortunate for the past three years to have Karen Campbell to fill those requirements. Karen is a wife, mother of three,...

  • Letter: Gideon should represent Freeport in Augusta

    Sara Gideon is the right person to represent Freeport in House District 106. Sara dedicates her time and skills to the Freeport Town Council, Freeport Community Services, and RSU 5, where she volunteers in classrooms, supports field days and student council voting, and serves breakfast. Sara is i...

  • Letter: Don't forget who pays for bailouts

    There has been much stress over the state of the American economy and how to get it back on track. Politicians think that it can be “stimulated” through bailouts by taking taxpayers' money and giving it to companies that have been irresponsible in how they are managing their finances.... 5

  • Letter: Sex harassment victims need support

    I recently read that sexual harassment still goes on in our world today, but women may feel too ashamed to come forward and talk about it. I’ve noticed from a personal experience with a person it is really hard for a married woman to admit a sexual harassment assault; we as woman often time...

  • Letter: Millett the Senate choice for District 7 Dems

    A primary election offers voters an opportunity to choose between qualified candidates and select the one who will best represent constituents. In Senate District 7, Rebecca Millett is the clear choice for Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland.     Rebec...

  • Letter: Vote for Porter in Cumberland

    I am extremely pleased that Jeff Porter is running for the SAD 51 School Board. Jeff is a lifelong resident of Cumberland, a former town councilor, and active community supporter. Not only has Jeff previously attended SAD 51 Schools, he presently has children in the syst...

  • Letter: Re-elect Campbell to SAD 51 board

    I am writing to support Karen Campbell’s candidacy for re-election to the SAD 51 School Board. Karen has been an active and involved member of the board and continues to be committed to a high-quality education for all students and a sustainable school system. It has been my pleasure to ser...

  • Letter: Beem bites the hand that feeds

    I cannot understand why once again Edgar Allen Beem is allowed to use The Forecaster as a vehicle for his anti-capitalist views in his rant about Mitt Romney and "Corporate America."   I would have to guess that the Sun Media Group, owner of The Forecaster, is one of ... 6