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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The flag isn't South Carolina's only problem

    There is an old Scottish proverb with more than a little Biblical linkage: “Confession is good for the soul.” Always aspiring to provide goodness to the soul (mine or to others) I go forth today with a timely and topical deep-fried confession. For many years now I’ve held...

  • Capitol Notebook: Country finds grace, LePage faces a fall from it

    Friday, June 26, dawned like many recent June days; gray clouds hung in, and an unexpected rain had dampened the ground over the night. When that day ended, the world had shifted, moved by two stunning events. The United States Supreme Court affirmed that same-sex marriage is legal ...

  • Editorial: Where we stand

    Voters in several towns will go to the polls June 14 to elect municipal officials, accept or reject school budgets and decide the fate of referendum questions. Here's where the owners of The Forecaster stand on some of the more interesting propositions. Falmouth Falmouth's recent ... 2

  • The Universal Notebook: All (non-partisan) politics are local

    Since the sore sports who lost the Taxpayer Bill of Rights referendums managed to saddle Maine cities and towns with a budget validation process that gives budget-cutters a second bite at the apple, town meetings haven’t been quite the same. Used to be that we voted on Election Day a... 1

  • No Sugar Added: A commencement commentary

    Forgive me dearest readers, for I have sinned. I realize my maternal emotions have taken over as of late, leading me to share with you the torrent of eldest-child-related-activities which have taken center stage in my life for the past seven months: college searching, prom-dress contemplations, a...

  • Short Relief: Channeling the sports curmudgeon

    My turn to play the role of a soccer dad has come. I spent my Memorial Day weekend at Nauset, Mass., Regional High School, on Cape Cod, attending a New England Soccer Classic tournament. Like others before me, I sat on the sidelines while my son’s team played teams composed of other...

  • Letter: Festival reflects best of Falmouth

    I just wanted to thank all the volunteers who put together the Farewell Festival at the soon to be closed Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools over the weekend. So many volunteers participated in organizing the weekend activities. A lot of hard work went into making it so special, from the parade, to t...

  • 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 ...