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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 ...

  • Letter: Gideon for Freeport state representative

    Some of the best things about living in Freeport are the many relationships I have with neighbors, fellow parents, local business owners, and members of nonprofit organizations. These connections allow me to feel ...

  • Letter: Falmouth ski coaches deserve thanks

    Last month Louise Abromson and Cindy Talbot announced that they would be stepping down as co-coaches of the Falmouth Middle School Nordic program.  We have had two children participate in the program and want to thank Louise and Cindy for their many years of hard work and dedication. ...

  • No Sugar Added: You can't take New Jersey out of the girl

    This past weekend, I once again took my life in my hands and drove south, through the maze of highways that leads to my homeland: New Jersey.

  • The Universal Notebook: The end isn't near!

    If you want to sit back in the comfort of your own home and watch the long, slow, steady decline of America, I suggest you tune in to the National Geographic Channel and take a long hard look at “Doomsday Preppers.” This new series focuses on people stockpiling, fortifying, and... 24

  • Forecaster Forum: Close North Yarmouth Memorial School? Not so fast

    The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors held their board meeting in North Yarmouth last week to hear the views of Cumberland and North Yarmouth citizens on the recommendation to close North Yarmouth Memorial School and to move 341 fourth- and fifth-graders to the Greely Middle Sc... 1

  • Letter: RSU 5 teachers are being ignored

    I was quite disappointed with The Forecaster’s coverage of the Regional School Unit 5 education forum. Your reporter focused nearly ...

  • Letter: Closing of Stonyfield Cafe 'a huge loss'

    I was stunned and saddened to read of the sudden closing of the Stonyfield Cafe.  It was one of the first restaurants my husband an...

  • Letter: Scarborough spending is out of control

    As I watch all the towns in Cumberland County increase their spending over last year, I was appalled to see my town, Scarborough, lead the pack with a proposed double-digit increase in spending. Current proposals from our town's depa...