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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The ocean speaks, if you pay attention

    The words that follow were written by the great singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett in the form of the song "A Pirate Looks at Forty." And almost every time I hear them I cry. Not with outward tears for the world to see, or with any measure of sadness attached, but instead, with an inward sense of pr...

  • Letter: Bath teacher personifies the profession

    Kudos to The Forecaster and Alex Lear’s article about Johnna Stanton, Sagadahoc County Teacher of The Year. And, of course, many kudos to he...

  • Letter: Falmouth should re-elect Nelson

    Rep. Mary Nelson has impressed me during her first term representing Falmouth in the state House and deserves to be elected again. She has been accessible to the public and to the Town Council to relay information and concerns back and forth so Falmouth’s voice can be heard in the Le...

  • The Universal Notebook: Cutler's anonymous critics keep the biggest secret

    Political campaigns have been doing opponent research and feeding unfavorable and unflattering tips to the news media for as long as I have been part of the media. But independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is being targeted by a form of opposition research I have never seen befo...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: National recognition for Portland schools

    Leading educators are using King Middle School and Casco Bay High School as models for schools throughout the country. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited King two weeks ago to see how an urban school achieves success. The stars of the show were King teachers, who brought home... 2

  • Letter: Send Bliss back to the Senate

    When things go wrong, we want to blame all our leaders – make a clean sweep and elect new people. But hold on: huge organizations like state government are highly complex and operate best when the people who work within them have learned, by experience, how to make them do so. Candi...

  • Letter: Re-elect Eberle to state House

    As the November election approaches, I would like to thank state Rep. Jane Eberle for her legislative service and urge South Portland and Cape Elizabeth voters to ensure her re-election. Her knowledge of, connection to and genuine fondness for the citizens of our community will be crucial in adv...

  • Letter: Scarborough plan fails lobstermen

    Your report on the Pine Point Pier raises some telling questions: If the co-op and town agreed to a one-year deal in 1991 regarding use of the parking lot, was the ordinance requiring restaurants to "own" (or lease?) 25 spaces in existence then? If it was, obviously the town waived or ignored it....

  • Letter: Advice for BNAS NEX, commissary patrons

    Customers of the Naval Air Station Brunswick Exchange and Commissary have undoubtedly noted some of the changes to each store over the past few months. The NEX, in particular, is getting smaller by the week. I wanted to point out that the changes currently seen are the result of less foot traffic...

  • Letter: Woodbury for state Senate

    We are writing to share our enthusiastic support of Dick Woodbury as an independent for Maine Senate District 11.  As a career economist, Dick has the skills to lead Maine through the economic challenges we currently face toward a more vibrant and sustainable future.  He has the experie...