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  • The Universal Notebook: Literary exiles in Maine

    Some of the most interesting writers who ever worked in Maine did not write about Maine. When it comes to Maine, I’m as chauvinistic as a native gets, a local yokel who never ventured very far afield, but for some reason I have rarely been interested in Maine writers, with the possible exce...

  • Letter: Cape Elizabeth gun club neighbors oppose growth

    I am writing in response to the article “Cape Elizabeth gun club faces new obstacles.” Concerned neighbors did not seek to &ld...

  • Short Relief: Portland city government needs more partisanship, not less

    Across the pond, for the first time in about 30 years, the United Kingdom has a coalition government. From 1979 to 1997, the Conservative Party controlled Parliament under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Then, from 1997 to 2010, the Labour Party controlled it under PMs T...

  • Forecaster Forum: Portland Charter Commission needs your feedback

    Serving on the Portland Charter Commission this past year has been a humbling lesson in compromise. The commission, which has issued its preliminary report, is comprised of 12 members. Each of us wants to make Portland a better city. But each of us hails from a different life experience,...

  • Forecaster Forum: Show up, have a voice, use your vote

    School budgets, town budgets and regulations, tax reform and bond issues, candidates for governor: What do they have to do with you and your neighbor? Everything. Do you want to have children who are educated to succeed in the 21st century? Do you worry that you will have a hard time payin...

  • The Universal Notebook: Fear of children

    Having come of age during the youth movement of the 1960s, I keep wondering when the Children’s Crusade is finally going to occur. When will minors achieve their independence and Constitutional rights? Probably no time soon, as fewer young people these days seem aware that they are a...

  • Letter: Falmouth didn't elect Doyle

    I have followed the story of Michael Doyle’s campaign against Falmouth Councilors Cathy Breen and Bonny Rodden for several months. He became interesting when he boasted of his “considerable skill set and intellect” that would focus on Ms. Rodden’s failings as a councilor.... 6

  • Letter: Remember the environment on Election Day

    With voting day right around the corner, citizens are reviewing each candidate’s stand on numerous issues.  Jobs and the economy are rightly on everyone’s minds, but it’s also important to remember that Maine’s economy relies to a large degree on a healthy natural env...

  • Letter: South Portland councilor backs Mitchell

    As a city councilor and former mayor in South Portland, I am looking for a governor who knows how to get things done in state government, and who understands the impacts policies in Augusta have on local communities. That's why I am supporting Libby Mitchell in the June 8 Democratic Primary. ...

  • Letter: Yes on fees at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth

    No one in Cape Elizabeth is happy about the prospect of charging a parking fee to the visitors of our beautiful park. Yet, it has become very apparent that something must be done. The park’s annual expenses now total $250,000, an expense borne exclusively by the residents through property...