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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Semi-happy birthday to me

    Today is my birthday and I’m only feeling semi-happy. Despite more than a few cards, and cakes of various sizes and flavors from family, friends and well-wishers, I’m just not that connected to the event of my birth from more than half a century ago. I was born in a year...

  • Short Relief: In LePage v. the Legislature, don't count the governor out

    There is some merit to the governor's positions on whether asylum seekers should get General Assistance and whether he vetoed the Legislature's bill authorizing it. The problem is the governor doesn't explain his positions well, the media isn't inclined to help him, and any merit to his po...

  • Letter: AARP Maine urges yes on Question 1

    On Nov.8, Mainers will have the opportunity, and the privilege, to cast their vote in the 2011 elections. This year, a very important question is on the ballot. I urge you to please vote yes for Election Day voter registration. Our state has had same-day voter registration for almost 40 ... 1

  • Letter: Scarborough councilor's arrest deserves discretion

    I am so very discouraged by The Forecaster's recent decision to pander to the public appetite for scandal by running a front-page story (of course, with photo) about a Scarborough council member's arrest for OUI. Usually I can't stand the pages circulated on the Internet about how much bet...

  • The Universal Notebook: Worried about wireless?

    This summer I had the opportunity to spend several weeks researching the contentious issues surrounding the wireless "smart" meters that Central Maine Power is installing all over its coverage area. Often I already have an opinion on a subject when I begin researching it, but in the case o... 3

  • Letter: Don't repeat Scarborough's mistakes

    Three Cheers for the Forecaster Forum, "Scarborough should reject Wentworth School proposal," written by Jeffrey Messer. Now let's all go out and make an "educated" decision to vote down the Wentworth School project. We must not continue to make the same mistakes the generation before us have m...

  • Letter: In an emergency, South Portland is in good hands

    Maine was lucky to sidestep Hurricane Irene. I was interested to see how the city was positioned for a possible crisis. Behind the scenes, without our awareness, city staff was preparing for the worst. Department heads, assistants, additional personnel and the city manager were organizing....

  • Letter: Accusations shouldn't determine Freeport election

    Last week I watched in horror as accusations were made against two town councilors who have given years of responsible guidance and support to Freeport. The dispute, as I understand it, involves one councilor questioning the legality of two signatures on another councilor’s nominating petit...

  • Forecaster Forum: 'Becky's Village' is a special place

    YARMOUTH — On Aug. 6, our beloved, 23-year-old daughter, Becky Schaffer, died in a hiking accident halfway across the world. She was about to start teaching local children on a tiny Pacific Island through a volunteer organization,

  • Global Matters: Cross-border trade? Bangor gets it

    I can’t tell you how many chamber of commerce breakfasts I’ve attended over the years. Ditto Rotary Club luncheons, “Business After Hours” and networking events in general. If not for my parsimony at the bar and my iron will around the buffet, I’d be ti...