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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Less small talk, more medium and large

    Humans are social animals and as such we enjoy connectivity through common activities and conversation. A high percentage of these engagements fall within the mind-numbing category of inane or insipid small talk. While “small talk” is generally well-intended, serving a benign f...

  • The Universal Notebook: The kids will be all right

    I was a fairly permissive parent. My parenting philosophy has always been that if you treat your children respectfully as equals, they will grow up to be normal, well-adjusted adults. So when our girls were young, I tended to let them do what they wanted as long as it wasn’t likely t...

  • Letter: Defending Maine's mountains against wind power

    The Forecaster has done an excellent job regularly informing its readers about the wind power debate in Maine. I stand proudly with the courageous Mainers who have been stepping forward to stop the destructive industrialization of Maine's mountains by out of state companies. Without m...

  • The Universal Notebook: Intentionally out of touch

    Despite the many ways we are all connected in this wired world of cell phones, e-mail, text messaging, Facebook and Twitter, we are also increasingly out of touch. Or, more to the point, we are only in touch with the privileged few and out of touch with reality. As a journalist, I constant...

  • Letter: Nelson thanks Falmouth voters

    It has been a privilege to represent the people of District 112 in the Maine House of Representatives these past two years. I appreciate the support of the citizens who voted for me to represent you for a second term. Our state faces many challenges. I talked with hundreds of you througho...

  • Letter: Thanks for supporting Question 3

    I write on behalf of the Friends of Scarborough Marsh to give many thanks to voters who supported Question 3 during the recent election. Question 3 endorsed a $9.75 million bond issue that includes critical funding for the highly successful Land for Maine's Future program. LMF works to pe...

  • Letter: Roy aims for innovation on council

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the voters of Scarborough who took the time to vote and in that process voted to allow me to serve the community for another three years. I enjoy giving back to the community in which I have lived for 58 years. Scarborough is a great community, growi...

  • Letter: Republican priorities in question

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has publicly stated that his top priority is to make Barack Obama a one-term president. This is a stunning statement from a supposed public servant, and we can only hope that, despite his public pronouncements, he will begin reordering his priorities to dea...

  • Letter: Bliss appreciates support

    I write to thank all the voters in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough for your willingness to participate in the election last week. These elections are the very foundation of our representative democracy, and it is important to take the time to vote for those who will make decisions ...

  • Letter: Falmouth government is bloated

    Falmouth does not need a larger Town Office; we need fewer people in it. Planning Department salaries are $250,000 a year, not including benefits. In the last five years the department has gone from one planner and one assistant to four planners and one assistant, far more than any other t...