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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 ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Resolve, not rage, after slight by LePage

    I admit I was quite surprised when Gov. Paul LePage’s camp announced that no poetry would be read at his inauguration. As the executive director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance – a 35-year-old nonprofit devoted to enriching the cultural life of Maine by supporting the l... 1

  • Letter: Praise for Roy, Scarborough councilors

    I would like to publicly thank the chairwoman of the Scarborough Town Council, Judith Roy, for the way she handled the Jan. 5 public hearing on parking at Higgins Beach. The measures she took to restrain the continued unsubstantiated vilification of the Surfrider Foundation as well as the ...

  • Letter: Lions roar in South Portland

    In the time of year when we emphasize giving and sharing and community heroes, we would do well to acknowledge the Lions Clubs International, the oldest community service organization in the world. An outstanding local example is the South Portland Lions Club, which through volunteerism since 19...

  • Letter: Dodge doesn't deserve newspaper's attention

    I was surprised that tea party activist Andrew Ian Dodge merited a major article in The Forecaster. What does he have to offer the state of Maine besides sassy quotes and a belligerent manner? Dodge's stance as a libertarian is facilitated, it seems, by significant financial and hou...

  • Letter: Falmouth dropped the ball on blood drive

    The Red Cross conducted the largest blood drive in the history of Maine on Dec. 30, 2010, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. Because of the holidays and snow storms, blood supplies are low at all Maine hospitals. These conditions called for desperate measures by the Red Cross, and Fairp...

  • Short Relief: Maine must use its natural advantages

    It took me about four years of trying to get a job in Maine. So long that I had given up hope of ever getting one. At the time, I had been living in Washington, D.C., for about 12 years. I had been married for about five. I was daunted by the prospect of trying to raise our children in ...

  • Letter: Architects say Lunt is best for Falmouth library

    We feel strongly that the Lunt School represents the best and most fiscally responsible opportunity for expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library. As design professionals we have experience with community-scale design issues. As principals of five separate architectural firms, we believe that Falmou...

  • The Universal Notebook: Enough with the whining about taxes

    For the most part, I am happy to serve as your friendly local liberal whipping boy, but there is one matter I would like to set straight as we sail blindly into the brave new world of tax and deficit reduction promised by victorious state and national tea party politicians. While I may wel... 15