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  • The Right View: Film raises the question of a world without 'America'

    Dinesh D'Souza's "America" was not what I was expecting. In the promotions for the documentary, D’Souza states, “America. Imagine what the world would be like without her.” It was a fascinating concept to me, to see one person’s interpretation of what the world woul...

  • The Universal Notebook: Confessions of a (recovering) soccer dad

    Our daughter Tess played soccer from the time she was a little girl until she got to college. Prior to her taking up the sport, I had little or no interest in the game. Then we lived the devoted lives of soccer moms and dads through travel team to premier and high school varsity soccer. It...

  • Letter: Vote GOP slate in Yarmouth

    Many voters in Forecaster country will be voting early via absentee ballot. As the mother of young college graduates who have little hope of being employed in Maine’s dismal job market, I urge my fellow voters in Yarmouth to join me in voting for the slate of Paul LePage for governor, Dean ...

  • Letter: Re-elect Nelson in Falmouth

    As a former state representative, I write in support of re-electing Mary Nelson to represent Falmouth in the Maine House of Representatives. Mary's strengths are her strong sense of fiscal responsibility, her understanding of the need to invest in education and her realization that Maine's clean...

  • Letter: Beem column points to LePage

    With regards to Edgar Allen Beem's column, "Cutler's anonymous critics keep the biggest secret," I'd like to go out on that limb and guess. First let me say that while I don't always agree with Beem's points like gay marriage, he's a real treat to read; we're both liberals, although I call mysel...

  • Letter: Railroad is the Maine attraction

    I'll add my two cents worth to keep and support the various efforts throughout Maine to preserve the 2-foot railway heritage. Bridgeton, Alna, Wiscasset, Boothbay and Portland all benefit from this history and the reason I will make another trip to Maine. The great people and food we found along ...

  • Letter: Senators must close finance loophole

    Earlier this year in its Citizens United v. FEC decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations, unions and other organizations may make unlimited political expenditures to elect or defeat candidates. Although the court endorsed disclosure of these contributions, there is a loophole in c...

  • Letter: Beem on target about Arizona

    Thank you for publishing such a refreshing piece about Arizona's SB1070. Edgar Allen Beem provided a factual, intelligent, respectable explanation of the absurdity of SB1070. It's nice to know there are people out there who know the facts and understand the corrupt economic force behind this b...

  • Letter: Re-elect Davis in District 11

    Jerry Davis notes a Robert Frost quotation in his brochure: “I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” If re-elected state senator, voters can depend on Jerry’s continuing to work painstakingly, keeping his promises and always going the extra mile. Jerry...

  • Letter: Woodbury for state Senate

    I’m writing in enthusiastic support of Dick Woodbury in state Senate District 11. Dick Woodbury is the right person at the right time. An economist by training, a respected expert in public finance issues, and a three-term state representative with legislative leadership positions fo...