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  • Editor's Notebook: Twenty-two words, and 553 writers, to appreciate from 2014

    I don't usually have time to trade emails or chat with every reader who writes a letter to the editor. I'll write or call to confirm letters, but beyond that, unless a letter needs clarification, or if the writer asks a question about our policies for publishing letters, I don't usually fo...

  • The Right View: This Christmas, say a little prayer for us

    For me, Christmas is a time of reflection. A time to take stock of the year past, and things I’d like to see changed going forward. Nothing as schlocky as your typical New Year’s resolution, but rather, a refocusing on my family, and pondering what is happening to us as a nation. ...

  • Letter: Think carefully about 'smart' meters

    Our primary electricity provider, Central Maine Power, is offering us three "smart meter" choices. We can select the free unit that sends and receives thousands of amplified wireless signals a day between our meter and a third-party company that traps and sells our data with us paying for ...

  • Letter: Beem's analysis is on target

    I should have written this letter years ago. Edgar Allen Beem rocks. Last week's column on the future Republican presidential candidate, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, was another in a long line of outstanding, incisive works. I like The Forecaster, and mean no insult to it by saying thi...

  • Letter: Yarmouth watershed trust appreciates column

    We at Royal River Conservation Trust would like to thank Ed Beem for recognizing one of our preserves in his column. We are excited and proud of the work that's been done by our organization to conserve important working and natural landscapes of the Royal River watershed. We strive to protect ...

  • The Universal Notebook: A day of GOP prayer and fasting

    As a liberal Democrat and a lifelong member of the progressive United Church of Christ, I welcome Gov. Paul LePage’s declaration of Aug. 6 as a Day of Prayer and Fasting. It’s high time that LePage and his conservative Republican cronies realized that they have a lot to repent for and... 9

  • The View from Away: The pride and joy of karaoke

    Recently I overheard my son use “karaoke” as a code word for “lame.” But here’s the thing: Bob and his prep school friends are wrong. So was I for years. Karaoke was an alcohol-fueled joke, a pastime for wannabe Sinatras, Billy Idols and Lady Gagas. Until t...

  • Global Matters: Life in the LePage administration imitates art

    During these especially sultry weeks of the short Maine summer, these weeks in which the mercury rises and we assure the tourists it isn’t usually so hot, during these weeks when patience frays and tempers flare, when politicians take the country to the brink, let us turn to the bible for s...

  • Forecaster Forum: Bullying bill is necessary and fair

    Bullying in schools is a serious problem. It affects a student’s ability to learn, and can create a hostile and frightening environment for the victims of bullying. It’s hard to understand why anyone would oppose legislation that protects our students from bullying. Yet, House ...

  • Letter: Support Thompson in Cape Elizabeth

    I have the privilege of being a personal friend of Nancy Thompson for over 23 years and am honored to now serve on the board with her for The Center for Grieving Children. Everyone who knows Nancy can attest to her incredibly upbeat, positive attitude and a willingness and determination to get th...