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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: Tax question defines Cape Elizabeth election

    There was a pivotal question during the Aug. 3 candidates night in Cape Elizabeth, concerning the local-option sales tax proposed by then-Rep. Cynthia Dill. Dill’s bill was unanimously rejected by the House Taxation Committee on May 5. The question asked both candidates for House District 1...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth deserves Thompson

    For the first time in years, Cape Elizabeth residents have an opportunity to send a true representative to Augusta for House District 121 when they vote on Aug. 16. The difference between the two candidates is striking, as evidenced in particular by their performance on candidates night. Nancy...

  • Letter: Thompson is prepared to represent Cape Elizabeth

    The Aug. 3 candidates night gave Cape Elizabeth voters the clearest choice possible to represent our community in Augusta. Nancy Thompson had facts and figures ready and it was obvious that she had researched the issues. She was able to clearly explain her position and support her reasoning. N...

  • Letter: A reminder from South Portland rep

    I would like to remind residents that starting Aug. 1, applications for refunds of up to $1,600 will become available for property taxes or rent paid in 2010 as part of the popular “Circuit Breaker” program. This state tax refund program provides middle- and low-income residents with ...

  • Letter: Tired of Falmouth critic's behavior

    I've had enough of Michael Doyle's ill-tempered criticism of Falmouth town employees. Doyle has cost the town for police protection, legal fees and many wasted employee hours. Now he adds threats to employees he wants to do his bidding, while adding stress and resentment to those who are h... 1

  • Letter: Keep Route 88 beautiful

    The first time I ever rode on Route 88, then called Route 1, was in the 1930s. I rode in the rumble seat of my dad's roadster on the way to Belfast to visit my grandparents. As we moved along I used to count the bumps separating the cement sections on the highway. And now its like a p...

  • Letter: Portland intersection needs attention

    At 7:48 a.m. on July 25 I was crossing Franklin Street with my dog while the crossing signal was activated. A gray GMC pick-up stopped at the light started to make a right onto Congress Street while I was directly in front of the driver's side. As the truck touched me I slammed my fist on the hoo...

  • Editorial: It's getting harder to be heard in Harpswell

    We ask a lot of our local elected officials. We expect them to be know-it-alls on topics ranging from general assistance to residential zoning. We ask them to pinch pennies in multi-million-dollar budgets. They put in long hours, and usually don't get paid much, if at all. 1