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  • The Universal Notebook: The sound and fury of elections

    Although I should know better after all these years, I do tend to get sucked into the rhetorical noise of elections. I find myself arguing aloud with claims made in television ads and by candidates in televised debates. This election cycle has been filled with more hype and hyperbole, spin...

  • Abby's Road: The ratings are in: Ebola wins, we lose

    As authorities confirmed that a second nurse had contracted Ebola, I was boarding a flight to Dallas. Work meetings would have me there for two days and two nights. Media reports would have me wondering if I would soon be obliged to self-quarantine. During a layover in Atlanta, I decided t...

  • Global Matters: Nazareth today

    Most of us think of Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, as a quaint little village in an idealized diorama of the Holy Land. Nowadays, however, it’s a bustling, hot and dusty city in which a cacophony of car horns, buses and construction equipment assaults the ears while shopping ma...

  • No Sugar Added: The perfection of imperfection

    Biologically speaking, had it been possible for Martha Stewart and Julia Child to reproduce, I could have easily been their baby. Not only do I love decorating cakes with freshly sugared violets and consider homemade chicken pot pie to be an aphrodisiac, but I have actually been mistaken f...

  • Letter: 'Enlightened' by Beem

    On behalf of the unwashed and extremist cretins in the readership of The Forecaster, I’d like to thank you for regularly providing us with the sanctimonious pronouncements of Edgar Allen Beem, complete with a photo to remind us of what a thoughtful and benevolent noble he is as he gazes upo... 4

  • Letter: Fostering the Falmouth Flyer

    The recent publicity about Amtrak's expansion of service to Brunswick presents an opportunity for Falmouth residents to get on board for public transportation with a reinvigorated campaign to continue bus service between Falmouth and Portland. An updated marketing push involving businesses and re...

  • Letter: Blinded by the wind

    Are the Howletts of Yarmouth living in another dimension or are they so blinded by ideology that facts do not matter? There is no empirical evidence anywhere that wind power reduces emissions. All of the studies which state this as fact are actually “conceptual” projections and not me... 7

  • Letter: Special ed takes special talent

    As a parent of a special needs child in Scarborough, I suggest people must take into consideration the many factors that necessitate the restraint of students. The Aucocisco school and specialty programs are designed and staffed to handle aggressive behavior. In a perfect world our public school...

  • Letter: Richard for Falmouth state rep

    After reviewing Mark Richard’s positions as candidate for state representative, I was encouraged. Mark will focus his efforts on lowering, not increasing, tax burdens on individuals and small businesses. Being a small-business owner, he will understand the legitimate concerns voiced by Ma...

  • Letter: Falmouth doesn't need more facilities

    Falmouth should not be undertaking any expansion of its town facilities. Even if the future population of Falmouth increases significantly, we can manage our town affairs with little extra expense by using modern technology and saying no to further unnecessary expansions in the roll of government...