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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...

  • Forecaster Forum: Falmouth's smart move is to vote no on Question 1

    On June 14 Falmouth voters will decide whether to accept or reject Question 1 to spend more than $5.5 million to convert two decrepit brick buildings, Lunt and Plummer schools, into a new library and a commercial office building, and Motz School into a site for Falmouth Community Programs.

  • Global Matters: A leaky peace in the Middle East

    I’m of two minds about WikiLeaks, the online disseminator of confidential government documents. On one hand, it performs a valuable service. It’s fascinating to see how the world of diplomacy really operates, and it’s important for citizens to know what their governments are rea... 1

  • The Universal Notebook: Who elected the Maine Heritage Policy Center?

    Although I disagree with virtually everything the Maine Heritage Policy Center says, does and is, I would have no problem with it pursuing its conservative political agenda were it not for the fact that it pretends to be a nonpartisan think tank and, thereby, gets away with not disclosing who pro... 1

  • Letter: Vote yes on Question 1 in Falmouth

    I am writing in support of Question 1, which will be on the ballot in Falmouth’s June 14 election. As the spouse of a member of the Falmouth Memorial Library board of trustees, I know firsthand that the trustees have invested many months and countless hours examining whether Falmouth...

  • Letter: Falmouth needs larger library

    I write to take issue with recent public assertions that due to current economic conditions, an expansion of the Falmouth Memorial Library should be characterized as a “want” and not a “need.” In reality, public libraries are never needed more than during an economi...

  • Letter: Put Pryzant on Falmouth board

    I am writing to support Eydie Pryzant for School Board in Falmouth. Eydie is a mother of three children who have attended or are attending Falmouth Schools. Her commitment to our schools is noteworthy. Eydie tirelessly spearheaded the campaign to keep Falmouth schools autonomous. She con...

  • Letter: Yes on Falmouth Question 1

    Opponents of Falmouth Question 1 say that we cannot take a chance on the library move and community center because the outcome is not certain and the risk is too great. There is risk in all of life, but one thing here is certain: if we don’t grab the opportunity to use these properties fo...

  • Letter: Smith, Groban for Yarmouth schools

    I hope Yarmouth residents will join me in voting to re-elect Judiann Smith and electing Margaret Groban to the School Committee. For the past three years I've sat beside Smith on the School Committee and marveled at her knowledge on the issues. Judiann always has a thoughtful, informed op...