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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: Falmouth schools lucky to have O'Shea

    We are really fortunate in Falmouth to have such a talented person as Dan O’Shea as our school district's director of finance and operations. When I first joined the School Board six years ago, we were just trying to get on the list for renovation of one of our elementary schools. D...

  • Letter: Ranked choice means better choices

    The city of Portland, in choosing ranked choice, is taking a serious and important step to update our representative democracy. Voters can choose the people they truly prefer, without the fear of voting for a spoiler. Columnist Halsey Frank, former chairman of the Republican City Committ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Yes on 1, no on voter suppression

    On Nov. 8, Question 1 on your ballot will read, “Do you want to reject the section of Chapter 399 of the Public Laws of 2011 that requires new voters to register to vote at least two business days prior to an election?” Unless you are a corporate big-wig or a member of the mone... 22

  • Short Relief: Why elect a mayor of Portland when a cheerleader will do?

    I am not a fan of the newly created position of elected mayor of Portland because I think it lacks the power needed to lead. Nor am I a fan of the ranked-choice voting that will be used to choose that mayor. It’s difficult and time-consuming to get to know 15 candidates for one offi... 1

  • No Sugar Added: Making the breast of a sticky situation

    There are times in every woman’s life when she imagines there are benefits to being a man. One of these times is when she goes in for her yearly mammogram – a procedure that is unpleasant, and akin to having one’s earlobes squeezed between two cold, hard pieces of designer ...

  • Letter: Falmouth supper a lesson in civics

    I witnessed the best face of Falmouth at the Harvest Supper last Thursday, at the Falmouth Congregational Church, to benefit Falmouth’s Food Pantry. Attendance and donations and commitments made should exceed, appropriately, prior years. The turnout was heartwarming, showing how Fal...

  • Letter: Elect Corthell in Scarborough

    I have known Kerry Corthell to be a hard worker for the townspeople of Scarborough. She is very informed on the issues that continually arise that the town has to grapple with, and gives careful thought to sustainable solutions. She has created an informative e-newsletter of Scarborough town mee...

  • Letter: Rosenblatt for county commissioner

    On Nov. 8 we have an opportunity to elect a new Cumberland County commissioner. We are voting for Annalee Rosenblatt because of her experience in the private sector. Annalee has many years as a consultant to county governments in Maine. She has also held elected positions in Scarborough. Anna...