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  • The Universal Notebook: 'Mud, mud, I love mud'

    “April,” poet T.S. Eliot wrote in "The Wasteland," “is the cruelest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull rots with spring rain.” I have never fully comprehended what Eliot had against April, unless it was that signs of...

  • The Right View: Economics is a matter of right vs. left

    While out driving last week, I caught a bit of the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Mike. A gentleman had called in making the case that while many of us are out here in the media shouting about right-this and left-that, he was just trying to work and survive. While we are all discussing soc...

  • Letter: Dill for state senator

    When voters in South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth go to the polls on Tuesday, May 10, to elect a new state senator, I hope that they will choose Cynthia Dill. For as long as I've known Cynthia, she's been the kind of person who stands up for others, ponders each issue carefully...

  • Letter: Ouellet, Red Cross aid Brunswick

    When people in the community step forward to help others in their time of need, it is important to recognize them for their efforts. In that vein, I would like to recognize Michael Ouellet of Ouellet Associates for his help in the aftermath of the fire at 45 Maine St. Mike spent his Sunday afte...

  • Letter: Falmouth should support Orestis

    Please join me in voting for Chris Orestis for Falmouth Town Council. I have had many opportunities to speak with Chris at local events and birthday parties, and he has always impressed me with his thoughtful and fair manner in discussing current issues. He is independent-minded and capable of ...

  • Letter: Orestis will bring balance to Falmouth council

    When I saw that Chris Orestis is running for Town Council I felt compelled to write this letter of support. I am the owner of an environmental consulting firm to the design and construction industry. I have known Chris for years and his commitment to the environment and green spaces in Falmouth...

  • Letter: Volunteers add value in SAD 51

    As National Volunteer Month draws to a close it is important to recognize the valuable contributions made by volunteers who support the public schools in Cumberland and North Yarmouth. The resources and energy that volunteers provide to SAD 51 schools have helped to ensure that although the scho...

  • Letter: School story disappoints Falmouth principal

    I am extremely disappointed by The Forecaster’s headline, “Falmouth Elementary School Fails to Meet Federal Standards." The average reading and math proficiency scores exhibited by Plummer-Motz students, as well as students in the middle and high school, far outperform averages statew...

  • Letter: Falmouth needs Orestis on council

    I have known Chris Orestis for a number of years and I am writing to make you aware of the work he does to help seniors and their families pay for long-term care. His company addresses one of the biggest problems most of us will face: how to pay for expensive long-term care for a loved one. He ...

  • Letter: LePage agenda threatens tourism

    Is our governor really "pro business"? Granted, the more than 50 proposed bills that he and his supporters are announcing do indeed appear to be aimed at helping some businesses function without certain legal restraints. Yet one of Maine's largest sources of income – tourism – appears...