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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: Festival supports Falmouth schools

    The steering committee for the Farewell Festival: Saying Goodbye to Our Grand Old Schools celebration, marking the closing of the Plummer-Motz and Lunt Schools in Falmouth, would like to thank all of the people and organizations that made this two-day event possible. All of our volunteers, attend...

  • Letter: Dangerous intersection in Scarborough

    On Sunday afternoon I happened upon another in a long line of serious, multi-car accidents at the intersection of Route 1, Milliken Road and the Anjon's restaurant parking lot exit in Scarborough. Why isn't the town or the state taking measures to improve safety at this high-accident intersectio...

  • Letter: South Portland values input on high school

    We would like to thank all the residents of South Portland that attended our open house for the South Portland High School renovation last week. More than 200 people attended and we heard many great ideas from people throughout our community. We hope to organize another event in the fall when ...

  • Letter: Brunswick neighborhood no place for trains

    As a resident of Bouchard Drive in Brunswick, I wish to express strongly my opinion against the proposed Amtrak layover and maintenance facility at the vicinity of 2 Turner St. Several points must be made clear. First, the proposed 40,000-foot long, three-story facility would ruin our neighborh...

  • Letter: Film captures Falmouth school pride

    Dear cast, crew and now, audience: Thank you for helping me to create the short documentary about the great history of the Lunt and Plummer-Motz school buildings. These buildings, and their campus, have witnessed teaching, learning and play since 1931 (Plummer School) and 1941 (Lunt School). The...

  • Letter: No need for Blue Angels in Brunswick

    Blue Angels Cmdr. Voss volunteered to be relieved of his duties because of a mistake at an air show on May 22 in Virginia. His resignation should give the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority pause to reconsider having the Blue Angels come to Brunswick in August. MRRA's hyping the Blu...

  • Letter: Yarmouth candidate provides corrections

    The brief bio in last week's edition did not paint a complete or entirely accurate picture. My partner is named Dick Sanford, not David. My daughter attended Yarmouth schools for seven years and graduated from Yarmouth High School. The nonprofit program I have been running teaches healthy...

  • Letter: Support for Falmouth schools makes a difference

    I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to the parents, students, community members, and local businesses that so willingly and enthusiastically supported the Falmouth schools in significant ways last week. The Falmouth Education Foundation sponsored its sixth annual Spelling Bee. El...