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  • Short Relief: Reasonable force depends on a system of reason

    Our attitude toward law enforcement fluctuates wildly. At one moment, such as in New York and Virginia on 9/11, or in response to all-too-frequent mass shootings, police are selfless heroes, risking their own lives, charging into danger in order to save people regardless of their race, rel...

  • Letter: Delogu fails to accept Maine's 'new reality'

    Orlando Delogu's thoughtful opinion laments the Democrats losses in Maine and blames the loss on Eliot Cutler, bear baiting, low turnout and just about everything except the fact that some folks think Gov. Paul LePage has done a pretty good job running the state. The good professor is unha...

  • 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 ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Privatizing the public domain

    The good thing about having Republicans in control of Augusta for the first time since 1974 is that all Maine citizens will get a chance to see for themselves what some of us have known all along – Republicans primarily represent the interests of business. Oh, Republicans mean busine... 2

  • Superintendent's Notebook: You're invited to tour Portland's newest school

    Portland City Councilor Cheryl Leeman and I will host an open house Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Ocean Avenue Elementary School, 150 Ocean Ave., Portland. The open house will give community members the opportunity to see the school before its official opening, to meet with school officials and to se...

  • Forecaster Forum: Criticism of Maine Green Energy Alliance 'uninformed and unfair'

    The Maine Green Energy Alliance (MGEA) and its efforts under a grant from the federal government to promote residential energy efficiency have come under broadly publicized criticism. This criticism is both uninformed and unfair, misleading the reader with regards to the intentions and performan... 2

  • Letter: Falmouth can't afford a 'Taj Mahal'

    As the Falmouth Town Council considers which way to proceed with the issue of library space, may they consider the dismal state of our economy. Maine and the town have poor industrial bases with scarce sources of revenue beyond taxation, especially taxation of our homes. Falmouth, in setting it's...

  • Letter: Beem goes down a rocky road

    I must correct Edgar Allen Beem’s mistake regarding his comment “Just imagine Mt. Desert Island if Rockefeller hadn’t created Acadia National Park.” According to the National Park Service, Acadia National Park was the vision of Charles W. Eliot and George B. Dorr. Eliot... 1