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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 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...

  • Editorial: Kestrel provides a lesson for Maine, Brunswick

    Reporter Emily Guerin's examination this week of the background behind the aborted attempt by Kestrel Aircraft Co. to establish a manufact...