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  • Abby's Road: My hope for happiness

    She ran with a soft smile on her face, her footfalls quiet, her toes pointed. Every third step, she leaped off the ground, raising her hands above her head and extending her fingers with a dancer’s grace. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, her cadence seemed to be putting her i...

  • The Universal Notebook: The fine-art confidence game

    A Portland art gallery has the local art scene buzzing over the propriety of charging artists to exhibit their work. That battle was fought and largely won by the Union of Maine Visual Artists back in the 1980s, when artist-activist Carlo Pittore led the charge against museums and gallerie...

  • Letter: Hasty decision on Freeport TIF

    I had the opportunity to attend the Freeport Town Council meeting on Aug. 10 and the primary subject was amending the recent TIF application for movie theaters. For various reasons, including default by the prior movie vendor, the developers now plan a six-screen theater versus the original one. ...

  • Letter: Innes' foe says there ought to be a change

    It's with both amusement and deep concern that I read Melissa Walsh Innes’ announcement of her "There Ought To Be A Law" contest. Here we are, immersed in the most serious fiscal crisis in decades, and Inness wants to turn the legislative process into a game. And wow, the objective ... 1

  • Letter: Maine needs wind farm development

    We look forward to reading The Forecaster each week. However, we were dismayed by the article bashing wind power ("Maine wind power bandwagon hits bumps in the road"). The article (first of a series) says that what it calls a bunch of wind-swept pro-wind task force members wrote a report that l... 8

  • Letter: Felmly's Forum obscures real issue

    Please allow me to respond to Peter C. Felmly's Forecaster Forum regarding unfair treatment of Maine public school officials. First, we need to start with his failure to disclose to the reader that he is the attorney legally representing the very same schools that appeared in The Forecaste...

  • The Universal Notebook: Friends in orbit

    Funny how people pass through your life and you through theirs. Last week, I ran into an old friend in the Hannaford parking lot. As soon as I hailed her with an enthusiastic, “Hi, Gail!” I knew she wasn’t Gail. But I could not for the life of me remember her name.

  • No Sugar Added: Baby, I was born (not) to run

    I hate running. My adversarial relationship with the sport began as a freshman in college. After a few too many Fritos, a friend suggested we form a running group. Before I knew what I was being sucked into – wham! – my alarm clock was rudely awakening me at 4:30 a.m. on a chil...

  • Forecaster Forum: Editorial unfairly critical of Maine public school officials

    I am writing in response to the editorial entitled “Students restrained: What are Maine schools hiding?” to correct a number of misstatements, and to set t... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth Flyer feeds library growth

    In a recent survey regarding the Falmouth library we learned that the town of Falmouth has grown 30 percent while the number of people using the library has increased 112 percent. The library meeting room use has increased 430 percent and circulation and inter-library loans have increased exponen...