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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: Looking ahead to Falmouth community supper

    The town of Falmouth has come together over the last three years to support a community supper in the fall, held by the churches in town to help support the Falmouth Food Pantry. This year on Oct. 20 we will again be holding a free community supper in support of our food pantry. Our goal this yea...

  • The Universal Notebook: The perils of parking in Portland

    While attending the First Friday Art Walk earlier this month, I got a $25 ticket for parking in a no-parking zone on Oak Street in Portland. I must say, I got no sympathy from my lovely wife Carolyn: “You saw the no-parking sign. You parked there anyway. You got a ticket. And you&rsq... 2

  • Forecaster Forum: A dance recital reveals more than ballet cliche

    I was in no mood to go to our daughter Elizabeth’s dance recital at Maine State Ballet in Falmouth. It was the Saturday after the Tuesday I got my new hip. Before minimally invasive surgery, hip replacement meant days in the hospital, weeks of inactivity and months of painful rehab....

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Salute to our graduates

    We have just completed graduation season in the Portland Public Schools. All of the graduates of our four high schools and Portland Adult Education deserve praise for their accomplishments in completing their degrees. Since my space is limited, I will tell you about a representative sample.

  • Letter: Another successful Relay in Brunswick

    As co-chairman of the planning committee for this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Brunswick, I would like to thank area residents for their generosity and support: 81 teams and over 1,500 individuals participated in this year’s event and raised more than $125,000 to h...

  • Letter: Brunswick neighborhood no place for train garage

    The proposal of a Train Maintenance Layover Garage has hit me in a deeply personal way. During the first spring in our house we should be excited about all of the possibilities of being a homeowner, but we are instead faced with the prospect that our home will lose value and our neighborhood cou...

  • Letter: Join the fight against hunger

    I have never experienced missing a meal or not having enough food to eat at a meal. Many of us never have – and many of us don’t know what it’s like to feel really full. I say “and many of us” because we are all living together in this world and, like our individual ...

  • 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