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  • Letter: Hoffer is the source for high school sports

    As the parent of a high school athlete, I always look forward to Michael Hoffer's wonderful coverage of games. His detailed observation of the contest is always put into the context of the teams' histories and futures. His enthusiasm for high school sports infuses everything he writes, and he alw...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: It's Stevoe versus the status quo

    Let me begin this new column with a proper introduction; my name is Stevoe and I’m an unreasonable man through and through. This self-designation is borrowed from George Bernard Shaw and his maxim, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists i...

  • Letter: South Portland ban not just about dogs

    On behalf of the South Portland Dog Owners Group I would like to thank the outpouring of support we have experienced in the past year. Thank you to everyone who has worked as a volunteer with Share Willard Beach and SoPoDOG to share public space. The dog ban we face now isn't only about ...

  • Letter: Rancourt, not Sullivan, for Scarborough

    There are two seats open on the Scarborough Town Council. Two incumbents are running, Carol Rancourt and Richard Sullivan. After having watched the Pine Point land swap issue all summer, there is clearly a contrast between these two public officials. Rancourt is intelligent, experienced, clearly d...

  • Letter: Share the South Portland beach

    By now many readers have seen our Share Willard Beach signs popping up in neighborhoods all over South Portland. Over the past week, I have been walking around my own neighborhood in Meetinghouse Hill, delivering yard signs to the many people who have requested them. It's been an incredibly hearten...

  • Letter: Question 1 breeds Chicken Littles

    Chicken Little got hit by an acorn and threw the barnyard into a frenzy when he ran around screaming that the sky was falling. Now he's running around predicting social calamity if we allow same-sex marriage. I realize some people have sincere personal objections to same-sex marriage. I respect that...

  • Letter: Klatt for Brunswick at-large councilor

    I believe that Karen Klatt, the current District 4 Brunswick Town Councilor, is the right choice for the at-large seat currently held by Councilor Joanne King. Klatt has brought issues to the forefront, including the creation of a Finance Committee, and asks the tough questions about the town'...

  • Letter: Falmouth wins with Fall Classic

    We'd like to express our appreciation for and recognize the efforts of the many volunteers who made the Falmouth Fall Classic soccer tournament such a success once again. The community spirit evident at Community Park and the school fields as well as the smiles on the faces of the parents and the a...

  • Editor's Notebook: Our Payne is your gain

    The Forecaster has what I believe is one of the most readable, enlightening and thought-provoking rosters of local columnists writing for any weekly newspaper in Maine. We have Halsey Frank, who sits on the right side of the aisle and pays particular attention to issues in Portland; Per...

  • Probing Politics: In the Maine Legislature, you are how you eat

    "Not bad for a Democrat." That was the comment from a long-time Falmouth Republican upon viewing seven votes cast by his state representative, Mary Nelson of Falmouth. The seven bills were about containing the cost of the Maine Legislature as well as making Maine a place where...