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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: 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...

  • Letter: Falmouth residents endorse Anderson, Dench for council

    Our thanks to Will Armitage and Fred Chase for their service on the Falmouth Town Council. We are writing to endorse Russ Anderson and Bryan Dench to fill their seats in the upcoming election. Like Will and Fred, both candidates are committed to maintaining our first class schools and public serv...