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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: Praise for Yarmouth Rescue

    We recently called Yarmouth Rescue for my husband. Within five minutes an EMT-trained Yarmouth police officer arrived, did an evaluation and administered oxygen. In another 10 minutes the Yarmouth Rescue vehicle arrived with a very efficient and thoroughly trained crew. Bob was further evaluated, di...

  • Letter: What nursing shortage?

    I just turned 62 a couple of weeks ago. I've been a registered nurse for over 45 years. I got a bachelor's degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL. Like Edgar Allen Beem, I'm "Underemployed or unemployed." I apply weekly to Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Martin's P...

  • Forecaster Forum: Employees make the difference at Oxford Aviation

    As I read The Forecaster article "Firm with eyes on Brunswick base thrives on public funds, political connections" about Oxford Aviation, I immediately thought of the employees in the hangar, dili...

  • The Universal Notebook: In the spirit of health-care compromise

    Back in 1980, my lovely young bride chipped a tooth. Young and foolish and head over heels in love, we had no money, no jobs and no insurance. Fortunately, we were in Scotland at the time. As a college student studying in the UK, Carolyn was covered by National Health. A dentist in ... 2

  • Superintendent's Notebook: The power of a caring adult

    The staff of the Portland Public Schools inspired me on their first day back at work after the summer break. I want to share that inspiration with you. I had first-day-of-school jitters before an opening-day gathering of staff in the Portland Expo. Everyone was invited – bus drivers, food...

  • Letter: Thanks for cleaning up Mackworth

    Many thanks to the folks who cleaned up the shores of Maine this past weekend as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. Special thanks to the crew from St. Mary the Virgin Church, who picked up trash along the shoreline of Mackworth Island and the causeway to it. Mackworth looks so prist...

  • Letter: Civility lost in Scarborough

    I am not concerned about whether the Scarborough Town Council was correct or incorrect on their final decision on Depot Road. The choice was made by a majority of our duly elected councilors. I am convinced all parties had more than ample opportunity for their beliefs and concerns to be heard,...

  • Letter: Support Scarborough schools, teachers

    I was stunned and extremely disheartened last spring to find out that our schools were facing some very deep cuts to their budget. Although I'm relieved that there was some reduction made to the initial proposed figure, it is a huge disservice to our community to not provide our schools with th...