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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Maine risks being the HoJo's of states

    Two weeks ago I left Maine with my family for an extended visit to Hawaii – my adopted second birthplace. I was born just a few days before Hawaii became our 50th state in 1959; that and my love of surfing are two of my many justifications for visiting this tropical paradise more than 20 ti...

  • The Universal Notebook: Those who can, teach

    Nancie Atwell, founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning in Edgecomb, has received the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, the $1 million award that is being called the Nobel Prize of Teaching. Maine should be proud that a teacher being held up as one of the best in the world is f...

  • Letter: Brunswick Explorer offers vital service

    My children don't have driver licenses for personal reasons and the Brunswick Explorer has been a godsend. It allows them the ability to get to appointments, shopping, jobs, even meet friends for lunch or dinner, all without having to ask for a ride or take a very expensive cab ride, which used ...

  • Letter: Reader appreciates Guerin's work

    Just a short note to say that Emily Guerin, the productive reporter for the Mid-Coast Forecaster, is a fine journalist. Her stories are well organized, lively and unbiased. Anecdotes she includes make for fun reading, as in, "Just after 3 p.m. Friday, Casey Brey's feet floated 6 feet off the gro...

  • Letter: Voting registration rights are not extreme

    I am puzzled to learn that my activities to solicit signatures for the peoples veto of LD 1376, the law that eliminates same-day voter registration in Maine, makes me a "left-wing extremist," according to the recent Forecaster Forum by Rep. Heather Sirocki, R-Scarborough. Just to let all o... 1

  • Letter: We need more like this Falmouth 'angel'

    On a recent Saturday morning at Shaw's, a few customers and staff were privileged to witness a heartwarming event. The cashier's line was short, but taking a long time, prompting us to pay attention to what was holding it up. An elderly customer was confused and upset because her credit card was ...

  • Short Relief: Freedom rings, a decade after 9/11

    Sept. 11, 2001, arrived after a series of eerily beautiful, late-summer days filled with bright, clear, cloudless sunshine. For weeks, the only news had been of shark attacks and the disappearance of a congressional intern. There was a sense that we were at the end of history: that the gr... 1

  • Letter: Same-day voter registration works

    Despite conservatives' claims to the contrary (after so many years), same-day voter registration has worked pretty well. It seems these extremists are devoting an extraordinary amount of time, effort, and money to kill this right and our democracy. David Str...

  • Letter: Brunswick Explorer had successful year

    Some of Fred Blanchard's information about the Brunswick Explorer bus service is incorrect and I have to disagree with his conclusions. The Brunswick Explorer does have three buses, one of which functions as a spare. Coastal Trans, which operates the service, employs at least three full-ti...

  • Letter: Protect same-day voter registration

    I am writing in support of the peoples veto which will protect the voting rights for the people of Maine. We need to remember Election Day registration has worked in Maine for more than 40 years. There's absolutely no reason to eliminate it. We need to pay attention when Maine's tow...