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  • The Universal Notebook: The trouble with trains

    The Amtrak Downeaster passes behind my house every day. I’m glad that it does. Passenger rail service north of Portland is a good thing and it’s no bother at all. It only takes 15 seconds from the time you hear it coming until it’s gone and even the whistle blast for the Sligo R...

  • Abby's Road: The problem with pants

    “Do you want to wear pants today?” “Sometimes it’s fun not to wear pants!” “You take your pants off right now!” Hi, I’m Abby, and I’m a potty-trainer. The subject is my son, who will be 3 in September. Neither one of us ca...

  • Letter: Beem's argument flawed

    Edgar Allen Beem says that by howling the Constitution does not give Congress the right to mandate health-insurance coverage, certain people "reveal their ignorance." It seems that Mr. Beem may not have read far enough in the Constitution to come across this passage. "No capitation, or oth...

  • Letter: Scarcelli story a 'hatchet job'

    Shame on The Forecaster for publishing Marian McCue's hatchet job on Rosa Scarcelli. When I was just a few sentences into the article, I thought, "Sounds like this piece was written by a PR person for another candidate." Then I read that it was by a contributing writer for the supposedly non-part...

  • Letter: Beem wrong about Constitution

    Edger Allen Beem asserts “the Constitution is a living document, not an inviolable set of laws frozen in time.” Wrong. The Constitution is not a "set of laws." It is a defining formulation that creates America’s governance, that “constitutes” federal governm... 4

  • Letter: Beem's value is inflated

    I don't know how much Edgar Allen Beem gets paid for being a contributing writer (and an obviously biased one at that). Whatever it is, he's being overpaid and should be enthusiastically sending more of it to Augusta and Washington. Mel Read

  • Letter: Shame on Beem, newspaper

    The Forecaster should be ashamed to have printed Edgar Allen Beem’s piece “Moral universe is no place for Tea Partiers.” I read Mr. Beem’s opinions shaking my head and usually he’s trying to convince the readers (more likely himself) that he’s a thoughtf... 10

  • The Universal Notebook: Moral universe is no place for tea parties

    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used this line in at least three of his historic speeches during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. It is an elegant and optimistic expression of the ideas that the un... 25

  • Letter: Re-elect Rodden in Falmouth

    During her first three years on the Falmouth Town Council, Bonny Rodden has proved herself to be an intelligent and thoughtful representative. She has worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance economic benefits for all Falmouth residents, not just one or two special-interest groups. Her work to ...

  • Letter: Falmouth lawmaker backs Rodden

    On June 8, Falmouth voters will elect three people to serve on the Town Council. Bonny Rodden is completing a three-year term as a councilor, and is running for re-election. I urge your support of her candidacy. We are very fortunate in Falmouth to have capable, thoughtful, hard-working ...