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  • The Universal Notebook: Socialism and the Pledge of Allegiance

    South Portland High School students Lily SanGiovanni, Morrigan Turner and Gaby Ferrell are to be congratulated for their efforts to defend American freedom. The students have drawn criticism in some quarters for asking that students be informed that they should only recite the Pledge of Allegianc...

  • The Right View: Welfare fraud is a fact Maine can't ignore

    One of my father’s favorite sayings was “don’t let me confuse you with the facts.” For all of the emoting, victim parading, and LePage bashing that is currently going on regarding the governor’s attempts at combating welfare fraud in Portland and beyond, all o...

  • Letter: Eberle thanks contituents

    The 125th Maine Legislature has been sworn in, with new leaders elected by the new majority party. It's a different landscape in state government, and I look forward to hitting the ground running in what is simultaneously familiar and unknown territory. Since this is my fourth and last term, du...

  • Letter: South Portland seeks feedback

    I am writing to encourage South Portland residents and people who do business in South Portland to take a brief on-line survey about a proposed vision for the future of South Portland. The links are at the bottom of the city’s Web page,

  • Letter: Back to the drawing board, CMP

    What is the verdict on "smart" meters? Why are citizens saying no? Central Maine Power had a flawed business plan. CMP has been working on this process since 2006 and cannot understand why there is resistance at this point. Last week I asked if CMP ever collected content from their customers; ...

  • Letter: Praise for Collins from MRRA

    On behalf of the board of trustees of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, I want to commend Sen. Susan Collins for her recent vote against a sweeping amendment that would have not only placed a binding three-year prohibition on congressional earmarks, but also would have eliminated fun...

  • Letter: Cumberland Wood Bank success

    I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to more than 50 people in the community who have contributed to the Cumberland Wood Bank this year. We have raised more than $3,000 in fuel assistance for those in need, in the greater Cumberland community. This was done through the gene...

  • Letter: No sympathy for Beem's critics

    I've been thinking about sending this letter for a long time, and now I'm doing it in support of Edgar Allen Beem. I look forward to his columns because most of the time they reflect what I'm also thinking. It's amazing to me that there are people, like those who are anti-Beem, who have their h...

  • Letter: Beem points in the right direction

    I had breakfast last week at Governor's and brought The Forecaster home with me. I read a letter from Jerry Gordon of Portland, in response to Edgar Allen Beem's previous column. I did not read that column, but my eyes opened wide at Jerry's rant. Does Jerry regularly read newspapers, watch or li...

  • Letter: Fuzzy logic in Falmouth

    Do half-truths belong in the debate about what to do with Falmouth's Plummer, Motz and Lunt properties? Absolutely not. Aren't they just smoke and mirrors to cover shaky logic and vacuous arguments? A recent letter writer may be guilty of the above when she implied there is significant sup...