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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The flag isn't South Carolina's only problem

    There is an old Scottish proverb with more than a little Biblical linkage: “Confession is good for the soul.” Always aspiring to provide goodness to the soul (mine or to others) I go forth today with a timely and topical deep-fried confession. For many years now I’ve held...

  • Capitol Notebook: Country finds grace, LePage faces a fall from it

    Friday, June 26, dawned like many recent June days; gray clouds hung in, and an unexpected rain had dampened the ground over the night. When that day ended, the world had shifted, moved by two stunning events. The United States Supreme Court affirmed that same-sex marriage is legal ...

  • Letter: Brannigan should look in mirror for culprit

    While Sen. Joseph Brannigan is pontificating about Gov. LePage's nascent budget cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services, he would be well put to tell us all exactly how ...

  • Letter: Rousselle column surprises, enlightens

    The Forecaster Forum by the Scarborough native about her experiences while working at her summer job at Walmart was surprising. The usual weekly columns attack Gov. LePage and his administration. The following week’s edition ran more like your normal editing favoring the Democratic slant on... 1

  • Letter: Little tolerance for reader's views on sexuality

    I will concede one point of Mark Verrill's sickening Dec. 22 letter regarding the "celebration of gay, lesbian, and transsexual lifestyles" at Greely High School: having a Christ... 1

  • Letter: Criticism evokes thank-you to SAD 51

    I wish to take up the call from a Dec. 22 letter and express my opinions to School Administrative District 51 about Ally Week, the event that reportedly “celebrated” ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Governor's budget pits Mainers against Mainers

    Gov. Paul LePage’s recent Department of Health and Human Services budget speaks to the failure of his administration to create jobs and implement a catalyst for economic recovery. But most importantly, the governor uses this budget just as he did in January 2011 to play Maine people against... 3

  • Letter: Legislature should reject LePage funding cuts

    Gov. LePage’s proposal to cut funding to assisted living facilities such as ours, as reported last week by The Forecaster’s Amy Anderson, is a penny-wise, pound-foolish pla...

  • Letter: Rousselle's view from the right is wrong

    My heart goes out to Christine Rousselle. Imagine working at Walmart and having to spend “hours upon hours toiling away “serving a “questionable clientele” s...

  • Short Relief: What about the other side of the story?

    Last month, Portland's major daily newspaper, The Portland Press Herald, reviewed its top stories of the year. Many of them were negative stories about Gov. Paul LePage (his remarks about the NAACP, his removal of the mural from the walls of the state Department of Labor, etc.). In the sa... 3