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  • The Universal Notebook: 'Mud, mud, I love mud'

    “April,” poet T.S. Eliot wrote in "The Wasteland," “is the cruelest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull rots with spring rain.” I have never fully comprehended what Eliot had against April, unless it was that signs of...

  • The Right View: Economics is a matter of right vs. left

    While out driving last week, I caught a bit of the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Mike. A gentleman had called in making the case that while many of us are out here in the media shouting about right-this and left-that, he was just trying to work and survive. While we are all discussing soc...

  • Short Relief: Ya gotta have art

    Portland Stage Company’s production of Yasmina Reza’s "God of Carnage" is set in a lofty, austere, modern apartment in Paris, with all that city connotes about culture and civilization and art. Veronique and Michel Reille have asked over Alain and Annette Houllie so that they c...

  • Forecaster Forum: Rails or roads? Do the math

    There are legitimate questions as to whether the U.S. made correct decisions around transportation since the 1960s, particularly the decisions to subsidize highway systems while regulating and penalizing the railroads. Let’s say for the benefit of the doubt that an average car costs ...

  • Letter: Support Project Grace in Scarborough

    I encourage residents of Scarborough to donate to the fuel assistance fund for which the town and Project Grace have joined forces. In order to deal with the huge decreases in the budgets of low-income fuel assistance programs and the ever-rising cost of fuel, this cooperative program was establ...

  • Letter: Disappointed by Freeport election coverage

    The Forecaster’s subjective reporting of Freeport Town Council elections is disappointing. It is not in the purview of reporters lacking contextual participatory experience, which enables discriminate analysis of fellow citizens’ intentions and actions, to instill divisiveness in a co...

  • Letter:'Welcome to Peyton Place,' a.k.a. Falmouth

    In the 1957 movie "Peyton Place," actor Lloyd Nolan, in a dramatic courtroom scene, criticizes his fellow citizens as being hypocrites. On Dec. 15, Falmouth’s Community Development Committee will meet to decide the fate of Section 8.3(e) of the town’s zoning ordinance. This se...

  • Letter: Thankful for good Samaritans

    On the day before Thanksgiving, after having spent the previous day having what I thought were snow tires put on our Volvo wagon, I was coming back in the snow and slush from delivering our dog to boarding in Yarmouth, when I slid off Greely Road in Cumberland opposite Doughty Road. As I was rea...

  • Letter: Our problem is spending, not Republicans

    I'd like to present two comments regarding Edgar Allen Beem's rants about the Republican Party. First, he pronounced that "the stunning failure of the congressional supercommittee to agree on reducing the deficit by $1.2 trillion was entirely a function of the unwillingness of Republican... 1

  • Letter: Candidate appreciates voters' support

    I want to express my thanks to the 5,617 voters who supported my campaign for Cumberland County commissioner, and my theme of thoughtful, moderate governance. We received a respectable 45 percent of the vote. I am particularly humbled by the 85 percent vote of support in Gray from those who know ...