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  • Capitol Notebook: The Statehouse and the hospital

    My earliest memory of the Maine Statehouse is a sixth-grade field trip, crowding into the office of Gov. John Reed sometime in the mid-1960s. I’m not sure if that initial visit stoked my fascination with Maine politics and especially the Legislature, but it may have helped. So decade...

  • The Universal Notebook: LePage’s tax plan is DOA

    During his first term, Gov. Paul LePage got many of his ideas from the ultraconservative American Legislative Exchange Council and Maine Heritage Policy Center. In his second term, his tax plan comes from an unexpected source: the Maine Democratic Party. The plan is to cut the income tax a...

  • 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

  • The Universal Notebook: Blame it on the poor, Standard & Poor's, that is

    Let’s face it, I don’t know squat about the U.S. economy. You don’t know squat about the U.S. economy either. We just do our jobs. We work hard. We pay our bills. We pay our taxes. It’s not our faults the economy is in a tailspin and taking us down with it. A quarte... 8

  • Letter: New councilor off track already in Falmouth

    During the recent campaign for Town Council in Falmouth, I though one of the reasons Chris Orestis gave for running was because he didn't think the council represented the views of the residents of Falmouth and that some councilors were pursuing their own agendas. So I was surprised to read in th...

  • Letter: Closing small post offices is the wrong approach

    It is no secret that the U.S. Postal Service is experiencing a time of financial instability, partially due to the decline in mail volume. However the root cause of the Postal Service's struggles are largely due to the way Congress extracts Postal profits. The Postal Service does not utili...