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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The flag isn't South Carolina's only problem

    There is an old Scottish proverb with more than a little Biblical linkage: “Confession is good for the soul.” Always aspiring to provide goodness to the soul (mine or to others) I go forth today with a timely and topical deep-fried confession. For many years now I’ve held...

  • Capitol Notebook: Country finds grace, LePage faces a fall from it

    Friday, June 26, dawned like many recent June days; gray clouds hung in, and an unexpected rain had dampened the ground over the night. When that day ended, the world had shifted, moved by two stunning events. The United States Supreme Court affirmed that same-sex marriage is legal ...

  • Early deadline for election letters

    The deadline to submit Letters to the Editor about issues or candidates in the June 12 election is noon, Friday, May 25 – three days earlier than usual – because of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28. Letters that endorse candidates are limited to 150 words; the li...

  • Letter: Falmouth candidate will ensure council is efficient

    I am writing to endorse Karen Farber for Falmouth Town Council. I got to know Karen when we served together on the Falmouth Long Range Planning Advisory Committee and its predecessor, CPAC. During the years we served together, the committee wrestled with sensitive issues involving the revision of...

  • No Sugar Added: These boots are (not) made for walking

    This is day number three for me in New York City, but if you asked my feet, they’d say we’ve been here at least a few months.

  • Letter: Brunswick residents thankful for fire departments' efforts

    On behalf of the homeowners’ association at the end of Mere Point, I write to express our heartfelt thanks for the spectacular performance of the Brunswick Fire Department and the neighboring mutual aid fire companies of Topsham, Freeport, West Bath, Bath, Phippsbu...

  • Letter: Cumberland County commissioner explains increase

    A recent article in the Forecaster reviewed the plight of the town of Scarborough and their 2013 budget. The article outlined the various areas of increased spending, including the school budget of $39 million, the municipal budget of about $27 million and the county budget represents about 3 per...

  • Letter: Brunswick lucky to have competent fire department

    On Thursday evening, the Brunswick Fire Department demonstrated their impressive capabilities as our neighbors' house on Mere Point suffered a catastrophic loss. The department responded to a reported "garage fire" and upon their arrival at the scene, the fire had spread to the house, as well as ...

  • Global Matters: The farcical debt debate

    Brace yourselves. We’re about to enter a season of protracted angst and anger over the national debt and the federal budget deficit. We are entering the campaign season, and so we can expect outrage – outrage, I say – over the profligacy of our government, the irresponsibility o...

  • Letter: Falmouth's Mahoney 'strikes the right balance'

    I’m writing to urge people to support Sean Mahoney for Falmouth Town Council. I know Sean through the schools and his work restoring fish to the Presumpscot River. I also know Sean through my efforts to grow a small business that sustainably grows and harvests kelp in Casco Bay. In his work...