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  • Abby's Road: My hope for happiness

    She ran with a soft smile on her face, her footfalls quiet, her toes pointed. Every third step, she leaped off the ground, raising her hands above her head and extending her fingers with a dancer’s grace. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, her cadence seemed to be putting her i...

  • The Universal Notebook: The fine-art confidence game

    A Portland art gallery has the local art scene buzzing over the propriety of charging artists to exhibit their work. That battle was fought and largely won by the Union of Maine Visual Artists back in the 1980s, when artist-activist Carlo Pittore led the charge against museums and gallerie...

  • Letter: Perry's Texas isn't enviable

    If Texas Gov. Rick Perry is “the only bright light,” we may be worse off than some of us thought. Perry’s labor growth has been fueled by oil production and federal government spending for defense contractors and government workers to deal with a growing population. Big oil and ...

  • Global Matters: Bowling for health care

    Back in 1961, President John F. Kennedy appointed Newton N. Minnow, a respected Chicago attorney, to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Shortly after his appointment, Minnow addressed the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters and challenged ... 1

  • Letter: Trolley folly in Brunswick

    Many of you may have seen the bus called the Brunswick Explorer. I will relate my $1 ride. There were three other passengers when I boarded and on the entire circuit no one else got on. Talking with the driver I found out there are three buses to cover the routes, one in East Brunswick, the othe...

  • Letter: Falmouth decision sends chilling message

    I have been avoiding driving past the Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools ever since the community center project was voted down because I am so filled with grief. The town’s decision to reject the proposal marked the moment when I can no longer feel that Falmouth is my home. I was a stude...

  • Letter: Beem provides enlightenment

    The Aug. 17 edition of The Forecaster had four letters to the editor, three being anti-Edgar Allen Beem. Most letters about him disagree with him, some vehemently; the more conservative the writers the more vehement they are. I assume liberal readers probably agree with most of what he writes, bu...

  • Letter: Couldn't agree more with Beem

    I just picked up The Forecaster in order to read Edgar Allen Beem's opinion column, as I always do prior to getting on the ferry to Diamond Cove. I read "Blame it on the poor, Standard & Poor's, that is." I have to say that I couldn't agree more and further have to add that I continua...

  • Letter: Beem deserves a Pulitzer

    If there is a weekly newspaper category for Pulitzer Prize opinion writing, please submit Edgar Allen Beem's column, "Smarten Up, America." Beem should not despair. Hopefully, our education system will ultimately teach Americans – liberals, conservatives, et. al. – the basics ...

  • Letter: It takes stupid to know stupid

    In support of his proposition that "American politicians are too stupid to govern," Edgar Allen Beem cites Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., whom he describes as a "right-wing idealogue." Presumably, Mr. Beem reached this conclusion because Ryan had the temerity to propose a plan which would reduce govern... 3