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  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Forecaster Forum: Quite a day on Maquoit Bay

    It was not initially a noteworthy day, but for 8-year-old Clyde Smith, Friday, Sept. 5, 1924, would certainly become one. What happened came, literally, out of the blue. Clyde’s father was John Smith, an English expatriate with the good fortune to have barely missed his reserved bill...

  • Letter: Falmouth Plummer plan puzzles

    The Falmouth Town Council proposal to retain, rehab, and rent the Plummer school is a loser. And we Falmouth taxpayers were warned. Warned costs exceed revenue for 10 years plus. Warned by Town Manager Nathan Poore. He said, “Regarding the Plummer building, the council has more to...

  • Letter: No logic in Falmouth conflict claim

    Let me see if I understand this correctly. If a town councilor who is a "developer," or who owns property that might be developed in the future, votes on a measure before the council which impacts development, there is a "conflict of interest?" By this logic, applied to Councilor Fred Chase in ...

  • Letter: Yarmouth park going to the dogs

    It is wonderful to be able to take our dogs to Royal River Park. I have, however, noticed with the onset of winter and snow that some of us are neglectful in picking up after our dogs. Contrary to what some may believe, the snow will melt, but the poops will not. With the melting of the snow r...

  • Letter: Falmouth library, center are separate issues

    My wife and I watched the Falmouth Town Council meeting on Feb. 14 and were very disappointed to see that they are leaning strongly towards moving the library to the Lunt School in addition to creating a Community Center. It looks as though a referendum will be held and will contain a ballot that...

  • Letter: Portland should have a museum ship

    Regarding Steve Bunkers comments about the USS JFK, it’s not true that all museum ships are rusting into the seabed. I have been a volunteer on the USS Salem, a 720-foot steel World War II museum ship near Boston for over 10 years and am quite aware of the difficulties involved. The USS ...

  • Letter: Energy alliance stories disappoint

    Energy efficiency efforts are the most cost-effective way to reduce our dependence on oil for heating, saving Maine people real money. As the state works to increase the penetration of those efforts in all communities, efforts to educate people of the benefits and availability of energy efficien... 1

  • Editor's Notebook: Process and people, not prizes, matter most

    There's nothing like an awards banquet to make you proud and keep you humble, all at the same time. We're proud of the honors The Forecaster picked up last weekend from the New England ...