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  • Policy Wonk: LePage’s need to scape-goat is overpowering

    The dictionary defines scape-goat as “a person or group bearing blame for others.” Food-stamp recipients, those receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and the long-term unemployed are all familiar with Gov. Paul LePage’s need to scape-goat. The governor...

  • Forecaster Forum: Quality schools vital to Portland’s success

    I recently gave the annual State of the Schools report to the Portland City Council. The report provides an opportunity each year to let the community know how we’re doing as a school district and where we’re headed. This year, I began the report with an important premise: The ...

  • The View From Away: The pessimist in the mirror has me worried

    People have been telling me I’m a pessimist for years. They may be right. Just my luck. What made me suspicious was where my head went when my son came home from his first semester at college. He did very well academically, made friends, managed his money pretty well, and became a... 1

  • Letter: South Portland Food Cupboard gives thanks

    To paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "How do we "thank you? Let me count the ways": For the many, many food donations from so many businesses and organizations. For all of you that supported these efforts, we are extremely grateful. For the many monetary donations, the donat...

  • Global Matters: The creation myth

    During this protracted period of national political paralysis, you may have heard the term “job creator” used on many occasions to describe our economy’s chosen people, i.e., the entrepreneurs and business owners whose skills, creativity and capital fuel the economy and make it ...

  • Letter: Town councilor appreciates Falmouth

    As 2011 comes to a close I wanted to take a moment to thank the people of Falmouth for giving me their trust as the newest member of the Town Council. It has been an amazing experience from the start of our campaign last winter and spring, through the election, and now these early months as a co...

  • Letter: Yarmouth police officer will be missed

    Yarmouth is losing a wonderful asset as Police Officer Charles Perkins retires to Florida this month. Perkins is a man of great integrity, a true professional who always used his authority with even-handedness and compassion. He always listened. He handled the quirks of this little town with deep...

  • Letter: Blame the system, not conservatives

    In his recent column, Edgar Allen Beem proclaims that “conservatives blame the poor for requiring expensive services." One need only read Christine Rousselle’s Forecaster For... 1

  • Letter: Beem, Rousselle instruct, each in their own way

    As I write this letter on Christmas Day, I give thanks to all that conspires to teach me about life, including the sacred and the profane. In terms of the sacred, I thank Edgar Allen Beem for fearlessly giving voice to the progressive view and especially for

  • Letter: Alarmed by Rousselle's attitude, outlook

    I read with dismay Christine Rousselle’s meditation on wisdom gained as a Walmart cashier (Dec. 19 Forecaster Forum). I was particularly alarmed by the violence implicit in the...