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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: Cumberland contract zone is poor policy

    I agree with Cumberland Town Councilor Michael Perfetti, contract zoning is "poor public policy." Zoning is the only legal protection citizens have to protect the quality of life purchased by investment in their property. Families in residential zones should feel secure that business...

  • Letter: Family says thanks

    We would like to take the time to thank our friends and neighbors in the Cumberland community for the support and encouragement our family received after an emergency medical ordeal which began last November. We would like to especially thank Pastor Gayle Holden and the congregation of the Wes...

  • Letter: Don't pick that flower

    I am very sad and angry. Last year while walking my dog on Cousins Island, I discovered a pink lady's slipper growing a little ways off the road. I was thrilled. I have rarely seen this plant on the island. Pink lady's slipper, also known as Cypripedium acaule, is one of our largest orchids, a ...

  • Letter: Since when is love a sin?

    Having just read the letter arguing against same-sex marriage from Jane Atwood, I find her arguments creative and self-serving. She states, "From Genesis to Revelation, homosexuality is listed as a sin." Well, no. Leviticus' author lists that a man "shall not lie with a male as w... 2

  • Letter: Farrell for Charter Commission

    Please join me in supporting Paul Farrell for the Portland City Charter Commission. Paul has tremendous enthusiasm and is very excited to have the opportunity to help steer Portland's growth in a way that respects the people and the neighborhoods that make this city great. Portland stands at a ...

  • Letter: Shedding light in South Portland

    Recently the South Portland City Council asked staff to look at reducing street lights (2,011) for two reasons: cost ($26,033 Central Maine Power rental fee per month) and reduction of light pollution. Code Enforcement began the process of choosing the lights to turn off. No lights in or near i...

  • Letter: Brunswick's conflict

    The May 8 Forecaster printed two columns with relevance to each other: Jonathan Crimmins criticizing Councilor Karen Klatt for trying to resolve conflict of interest in Brunswick, and Steve Mistler after attending a reporting conference in Boston. If The Forecaster allowed Mistler to do investigat...

  • Letter: People matter, not programs

    I have been quiet about the School Administrative District 51 budget, expressing my concerns directly to the Board of Directors. However, if the fiscal 2010 budget passes, and I say nothing, I will feel like I should have spoken up. I am very concerned about the property taxes in our community...