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  • The Right View: Film raises the question of a world without 'America'

    Dinesh D'Souza's "America" was not what I was expecting. In the promotions for the documentary, D’Souza states, “America. Imagine what the world would be like without her.” It was a fascinating concept to me, to see one person’s interpretation of what the world woul...

  • The Universal Notebook: Confessions of a (recovering) soccer dad

    Our daughter Tess played soccer from the time she was a little girl until she got to college. Prior to her taking up the sport, I had little or no interest in the game. Then we lived the devoted lives of soccer moms and dads through travel team to premier and high school varsity soccer. It...

  • Letter: Brunswick's courting of Oxford Aviation

    Copious thanks to The Forecaster, and in particular, the intrepid Steve Mistler, for having pursued the story of Oxford Aviation and the Brunswick Naval Air Station, rather than simply reporting on what occurs at various public meetings and parroting statements issuing from assorted public offi... 2

  • Letter: Beem, Whole Foods, 'Obamacare'

    I want to thank Edgar Allen Beem for once again showing us the ugly face of the Liberal left in this country with his rambling on CEO John Mackey of Whole Foods. Beem rails against Mackey for suggesting an approach to health care other than the one the Democratic Congress is trying to cobble up... 12

  • Letter: Walk for Cumberland's 'Coach Church'

    Thank you for publishing the article on Dr. Bruce Churchill and his on-going battle with the neuromuscular disease ALS. While many people know Dr. Churchill as a wonderful physician, my family knows him best as "Coach Church." Our daughter Michaela met Coach Church while playing middle s...

  • The Universal Notebook: Self-employed or unemployed?

    Last week I attended a party to celebrate the long career of one of my former colleagues. I worked at Portland Public Library for eight years, 1972 to 1980. Rachel Smith has been employed there for 50 years! I was just 10 years old when she was hired in 1959. And, believe it or not,...

  • Letter: Limbaugh, Beck led the way

    I greatly appreciated "A show of hands," which honored Edgar Allen Beem's aging parents. (But) the Limbaughs and Becks of conservative mindset are the very ones who revealed the "end of life counseling" in the (Obama) health-care bill. I'm hearing now, "no, they won't k... 1

  • Letter: Beem and Whole Foods

    In his recent column "Let them eat Whole Foods," Edgar Allen Beem lambastes CEO John Mackey for criticizing Obama's health care plan. Beem called Mackey "predatory," "self-centered," "cynical" and "arrogant." He goes on to write that Mackey "is...

  • Letter: Support Cape's Shore Road Path

    I urge residents of Cape Elizabeth to support the Shore Road Path. There are compelling reasons to do so from the standpoints of how it will improve pedestrian safety, restore some country-road walkability to Shore Road, and connect some of Cape's community assets and parks. The project is also ...

  • Short Relief: Portland and the Bronx, worlds apart, closer than you think

    Recently, I drove 12 hours over two days to take my son, a life-long Red Sox fan, to the new Yankee Stadium to see a game with his grandfather, a die-hard Yankees fan. Their inter-game, pre-game, mid-game, and post-game telephone calls to one another are the source of much amusement for our fa...