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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...

  • Letter: Fishing rules must find a balance

    With all the issues going on in our nation right now, there are some extremely important ones that are frequently overlooked, one of which is overfishing. A fair share of our nation turns to our oceans for sources of food, as they have in the past, but in the process we are depleting the populati...

  • Letter: Back the SAD 51 budget, school plan

    As a Cumberland resident and a former School Board member, I encourage citizen support of the proposed 2011-12 SAD 51 budget and the associated recommendation to close Drowne Road School. The budget calls for an operating increase of 1.62 percent, particularly modest in light of three years of f...

  • Letter: Help prevent plastic litter

    Usually when a person bites into a steaming hot lobster during a local shore dinner, they probably aren’t thinking about plastic. But that large metal pot of boiling water has acted as a catalyst to release toxins into all of that delicious meat. But why am I talking about plastics? Some pl...

  • Letter: Larson, Tucker for Falmouth schools

    As long-term Falmouth residents, parents of current Falmouth public school students, property owners and property taxpayers, we appreciate the value a strong school system brings to our town. Analiese Larson and Lucy Tucker also understand this. Both Analiese and Lucy recognize the difficulties ...

  • Letter: Hazard hopes to guide Falmouth schools

    My husband and I both grew up in Yarmouth and after a decade living in Boston, we moved back to Maine seven years ago with our newborn daughter. We chose to make Falmouth our home because of its strong sense of community and excellent school system. With an MBA and 16 years of business experienc...

  • Letter: Survey suggests direction for Falmouth

    Falmouth takes a proactive approach to economic development and creating a strategic vision for our shared future as a community. For example, in October 2010 the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee released a survey of residents asking them how they felt about our town today and where to imp...

  • Letter: Falmouth councilor urges no on 1

    It’s sad to see what has happened to Falmouth in the last few years. A friendly town has become polarized. I’m not sure when it started. Was it the more stringent development rules? Was it the extended boundaries around vernal pools? Was it the cry for a “Town Center”?...

  • Letter: Falmouth needs Orestis on council

    Falmouth is fortunate to have an individual as experienced and passionate as Chris Orestis running for Town Council. I am a fiscal conservative with an economics degree and more than 20 years experience as an investment banker. Chris and I share a viewpoint of financially responsible management...