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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The flag isn't South Carolina's only problem

    There is an old Scottish proverb with more than a little Biblical linkage: “Confession is good for the soul.” Always aspiring to provide goodness to the soul (mine or to others) I go forth today with a timely and topical deep-fried confession. For many years now I’ve held...

  • Capitol Notebook: Country finds grace, LePage faces a fall from it

    Friday, June 26, dawned like many recent June days; gray clouds hung in, and an unexpected rain had dampened the ground over the night. When that day ended, the world had shifted, moved by two stunning events. The United States Supreme Court affirmed that same-sex marriage is legal ...

  • Letter: Falmouth Plummer plan puzzles

    The Falmouth Town Council proposal to retain, rehab, and rent the Plummer school is a loser. And we Falmouth taxpayers were warned. Warned costs exceed revenue for 10 years plus. Warned by Town Manager Nathan Poore. He said, “Regarding the Plummer building, the council has more to...

  • Letter: No logic in Falmouth conflict claim

    Let me see if I understand this correctly. If a town councilor who is a "developer," or who owns property that might be developed in the future, votes on a measure before the council which impacts development, there is a "conflict of interest?" By this logic, applied to Councilor Fred Chase in ...

  • Letter: Yarmouth park going to the dogs

    It is wonderful to be able to take our dogs to Royal River Park. I have, however, noticed with the onset of winter and snow that some of us are neglectful in picking up after our dogs. Contrary to what some may believe, the snow will melt, but the poops will not. With the melting of the snow r...

  • Letter: Falmouth library, center are separate issues

    My wife and I watched the Falmouth Town Council meeting on Feb. 14 and were very disappointed to see that they are leaning strongly towards moving the library to the Lunt School in addition to creating a Community Center. It looks as though a referendum will be held and will contain a ballot that...

  • Letter: Portland should have a museum ship

    Regarding Steve Bunkers comments about the USS JFK, it’s not true that all museum ships are rusting into the seabed. I have been a volunteer on the USS Salem, a 720-foot steel World War II museum ship near Boston for over 10 years and am quite aware of the difficulties involved. The USS ...

  • Letter: Energy alliance stories disappoint

    Energy efficiency efforts are the most cost-effective way to reduce our dependence on oil for heating, saving Maine people real money. As the state works to increase the penetration of those efforts in all communities, efforts to educate people of the benefits and availability of energy efficien... 1

  • Editor's Notebook: Process and people, not prizes, matter most

    There's nothing like an awards banquet to make you proud and keep you humble, all at the same time. We're proud of the honors The Forecaster picked up last weekend from the New England ...

  • The Universal Notebook: Privatizing the public domain

    The good thing about having Republicans in control of Augusta for the first time since 1974 is that all Maine citizens will get a chance to see for themselves what some of us have known all along – Republicans primarily represent the interests of business. Oh, Republicans mean busine... 2