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  • The View From Away: Re-imagining USM will take more than reversing cuts

    The news that officials will reverse some proposed cuts to the University of Southern Maine budget is a mixed blessing. It is a blessing in that it would be a mistake to balance the university’s budget disproportionately on the back of arts and humanities programs that, while more ch...

  • The Right View: Sympathy for a Democrat? You've come to the wrong place

    My first "political memory," if you will, is of eavesdropping in the hallway as a child. I was listening to my family just shred Jimmy Carter on election night, and I felt sorry for him. It was 1976. I was 7 years old, and it was the last time I ever had any sympathy for a Democrat.

  • Letter: Callous commentary

    I am of the opinion that the author of Police Beat went overboard in the April 30th issue of the Forecaster. It is disappointing to read the public humiliation of a local parent. I understand that the arrest is public information, but was it necessary to portray this mother of three in this manner? ...

  • Letter: Where everybody knows your name

    As a Cumberland resident, and a member of Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union, I am urging the voters in my town to vote say "yes" on Question 1 on June 9. This organization is a small, local, non-profit financial institution. The credit union has met with the citizens ...

  • Letter: The Falmouth bubble

    I'm so delighted that I live in a Falmouth insulated bubble. So, $2.8 million for another indoor ice rink? While you're at it, why don't we close Route 1 from Depot Road to Bucknam Road and build an indoor covered swimming pool to attract winter tourists. Obviously no one in Falmou...

  • Letter: Salvation Army isn't charitable to all

    Having just read Kate Bucklin's article on VIA Group's efforts to promote the Salvation Army, I feel that some pertinent information was omitted. The Salvation Army, contrary to popular opinion, is not a charitable organization. It is a fundamentalist religious denomination that has helped spon...

  • The Universal Notebook: Falling $%# over a teakettle

    Something told me that I was going to come to regret spending an entire day of what's left of my life looking for a yellow teakettle, but I just couldn't help myself. It doesn't happen very often anymore, but when I was a kid I used to get these fixations on things I just had to have and I coul... 2

  • Letter: Marriage God's realm, not man's

    Edgar Beem concluded his May 8 column by stating that homosexuality is not a sin. It appears he is either quite ignorant of what the Bible teaches, or he has chosen not to believe the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, homosexuality is listed as a sin.  Marriage was in... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth workforce housing lacks sense

    Here's another take on the issue of Falmouth's workforce housing: Only the government would be considering building housing when the real estate-for-sale inventory is at an all-time high. Only a government would be considering adding more housing to a market while the price of housing is dropping....

  • The Universal Notebook: The Class of '67 at 60: Games, dancing optional

    Back in 1967, I was way too cool to bother with anything as Mickey Mouse as a high school yearbook or class ring. I'm sure I must have gone to the senior prom, but I honestly don't remember it. So why is it that 42 years later I'm spending a lot of my free time trying to track down my old Westb...