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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The ocean speaks, if you pay attention

    The words that follow were written by the great singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett in the form of the song "A Pirate Looks at Forty." And almost every time I hear them I cry. Not with outward tears for the world to see, or with any measure of sadness attached, but instead, with an inward sense of pr...

  • Letter: Bath teacher personifies the profession

    Kudos to The Forecaster and Alex Lear’s article about Johnna Stanton, Sagadahoc County Teacher of The Year. And, of course, many kudos to he...

  • Letter: Snowe, Collins should back chemicals bill

    As a breast cancer survivor, there are many things I can do to prevent this terrible disease. I can eat well, get regular exercise, and reduce my stress. But some things are out of my control. Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found more than 212 industrial...

  • No Sugar Added: Money talks, but passion talks louder

    “Money makes the world go round.” That sentiment once came out of the mouth of my then 13-year-old son, Harold. To which his sister Ophelia sensitively replied, “That’s love, you idiot. Not money.” It made me smile. It also made me ponder. What ... 1

  • Letter: Cumberland should adopt RR quiet zone

    The Cumberland Town Council recently decided to take a “wait-and-see” approach in their decision to pursue a quiet zone at three rail crossings due to the anticipated impact of the Amtrak Downeaster passing though these crossings at 60 mph. It came to this decision even after seeing a...

  • The Universal Notebook: Standing tall against tar sands

    Back in August I was pleased to hear that Aylie Baker had been arrested. Finally, an idealistic, young, local person had had the moral courage to stand up against the forces that are destroying this country and this planet. Baker is a Yarmouth High School graduate. To the extent tha...

  • Letter: Failing grade for Falmouth School Board

    During public comment at the Nov. 15 Falmouth School Board meeting, a concerned parent raised the issue of a high school "hit list." He was concerned because his daughter and other Falmouth students were on this list. He was summarily dismissed. The board showed no sensitivity to the constitue...

  • Holiday deadline for letters

    Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, there is an early deadline for letters to the editor intended for publication in next week's editions of The Forecaster. Letters should be emailed to editor@theforecaster.net n...

  • Letter: Energy petition gets warm response in Cumberland

    My wife Sally and I spent the morning of Election Day at the polls in Cumberland gathering signatures for a citizen’s initiative to increase the proportion of Maine’s energy use derived from renewable sources – such as solar, hydro power, and wind – to 20 percent by t... 5

  • Letter: Egan thanks Freeport voters, Migliaccio

    I want to thank the voters of Freeport’s District 3 for their support. I had a terrific experience over the course of the Town Council race, meeting residents in their homes and at the Post Office and hearing many great ideas on how to make Freeport even better. I thank everyone for shari...