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  • The View From Away: Re-imagining USM will take more than reversing cuts

    The news that officials will reverse some proposed cuts to the University of Southern Maine budget is a mixed blessing. It is a blessing in that it would be a mistake to balance the university’s budget disproportionately on the back of arts and humanities programs that, while more ch...

  • The Right View: Sympathy for a Democrat? You've come to the wrong place

    My first "political memory," if you will, is of eavesdropping in the hallway as a child. I was listening to my family just shred Jimmy Carter on election night, and I felt sorry for him. It was 1976. I was 7 years old, and it was the last time I ever had any sympathy for a Democrat.

  • Forecaster Forum: Proof of the pudding is in Falmouth facilities vote

    No matter how you dress it up, eating crow is not a pleasant experience. With that said, let me take the first bite. Last week’s edition of The Forecaster carried a story regarding my non-scientific survey of Falmouth residents who receive a periodic newsletter from me regarding town...

  • Forecaster Forum: Fireworks! July 4th, Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine

    Before the brilliant images fade, the way fireworks do almost the moment they explode, a kind of cotton candy for the eyes, image like flavor evaporating almost on perception, I want to capture some of what happened at Portland’s Fourth of July fireworks celebration. One moment I especiall...

  • Letter: Falmouth facilities panel provided cost, tax data

    I was disappointed to read the significant error in last week’s article on the Falmouth Community Facilities Planning Committee’s recent recommendations. Over the past two years, directed by the Town Council, the committee gathered public input in various ways, including keypad polli...

  • Letter: Scarborough Library book sale a success

    On behalf of the Friends of the Scarborough Library, I would like to thank the many members of the Scarborough community who helped make our annual book sale so successful this year. The success of this sale is due to the generosity of those who donate, as well as those who purchase. Proc...

  • Letter: Freeport library policy disappoints

    Returning home from college a couple of weeks ago, I went into the Freeport Community Library in search of books for summer pleasure reading. When I went to check out my selection, the librarian asked for my library card. I didn’t have a current card, so they had to look up my number. The l... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth residents need the bus

    One of the reasons I chose Falmouth was because of the METRO bus service into Portland and the convenience of taking the Flyer to Shaw's, the library, Walmart or any of the other places along the route. I do still drive, but anticipated the day when I might not be able to when choosing to buy a c...

  • Letter: Brunswick Parks & Gardens is not-for-profit

    The Brunswick Park & Gardens article last month stated that Herschel Sternlieb, visionary and founder of BP&G, said "the project was a for-profit business." This gives the impression that BP&G is out to make money, when in fact it cannot because of its tax-exempt status. The B...

  • Letter: Thanks for supporting Relay in Brunswick

    I would like to thank area residents for their generosity and support of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Eighty-five teams participated in this year’s event and raised more than $142,000. This outstanding show of support proves that the people of the greater...