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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...

  • Letter: No need for hyperbole in SAD 51

    I was dismayed by one of last week's letters, which made disparaging remarks against the teachers of SAD 51 and claimed "seniors are being forced from their homes." It appears that the author may not be aware of the many programs available to seniors in his town. According to town officia...

  • Letter: Brunswick stares at gift horse

    The Maine DOT has offered funding the Maine Street-McKeen Street intersection for good reason. If DOT feels it is dangerous and is paying for it, why is the town hesitating? Is it because Maine Street Station and the Bath Road intersection revision are getting more attention? Is it beca... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth campaign off to great start

    We are thrilled to report that St. Mary's 2010 campaign to benefit the Falmouth Food Pantry raised $3,000 for this worthy cause at our Book, Bake and Soup Sale. People called us after the article in The Forecaster to donate books, people we didn't know stopped by with donations, people bro...

  • Letter: Falmouth school budget bungle

    The supposed “decrease” in the Falmouth School Budget needs serious examination. To show a “savings,” reference is made to last year’s budget, not actual expenditures. They were about $800,000 less than budgeted. A fair comparison is to what was actually spent, no...

  • Letter: SAD 51 should 'think outside the school house'

    The proposed flat budget in SAD 51, which will ultimately result in tax increases for residents of the two towns, cannot be cut any further. The tax increase shouldered by North Yarmouth and Cumberland residents is not providing improvements in facilities, it is not expanding or improving progr... 1

  • Editor's Notebook: Staying focused, but fresh, under the dome

    I recently finished reading Stephen King's mammoth new novel, "Under the Dome." It's a nearly 1,100-page page-turner about what happens to folks in the fictional Maine (where else?) town of Chester's Mi...

  • The Universal Notebook: Don't throw the public under the bus

    Apparently, the Maine Department of Transportation has been conducting something called the Portland North Alternative Modes Transportation Study since 2008, studying whether to link either Lewiston-Auburn or Bath-Brunswick by either commuter passenger rail or rapid transit buses. Of course, we w... 1

  • Global Matters: When duty calls, will we answer?

    I arrived at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport shortly after midnight, and among the throng awaiting my fellow passengers was a uniformed gentleman holding a small sign bearing the logo of a hotel and my name. I made eye contact and he signaled me to meet him on the other side of ... 2