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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The flag isn't South Carolina's only problem

    There is an old Scottish proverb with more than a little Biblical linkage: “Confession is good for the soul.” Always aspiring to provide goodness to the soul (mine or to others) I go forth today with a timely and topical deep-fried confession. For many years now I’ve held...

  • Capitol Notebook: Country finds grace, LePage faces a fall from it

    Friday, June 26, dawned like many recent June days; gray clouds hung in, and an unexpected rain had dampened the ground over the night. When that day ended, the world had shifted, moved by two stunning events. The United States Supreme Court affirmed that same-sex marriage is legal ...

  • Letter: Re-elect Davis to state Senate

    We live in troubled times, we need a man of the caliber of Jerry Davis to represent the people of District 11 in the Maine Senate. Please re-elect Jerry in the upcoming election. Marie C. Brown

  • Letter: What is Falmouth hiding?

    The reason I have used the Freedom of Access Act to gather facts is because of tips I received from Falmouth citizens about continuous waste of tax dollars. Can anyone reading this think of any institution that writes two checks totaling nearly $38,000 without anything in the file folder except a...

  • Letter: Support the Falmouth Flyer

    For the past four years I have been taking the Flyer bus to Portland and back at least once a week. Riding the bus saves me the hassle of finding a place to park, and dealing with traffic, pedestrians, etc. The Portland Public Library, Monument Square, the Maine Historical Society and many othe...

  • Letter: Say 'no' to Falmouth facilities plan

    We have lived in Falmouth since 1965 and have managed just fine without a community center. With the economy the way it is, I don't feel that the average Falmouth resident can keep taking on more and more just because a certain few feel this is the way we should go. We try to teach our children t...

  • Letter: Portland isn't the place for JFK carrier

    Regarding your recent article "Group eyes Ocean Gateway for carrier," I was taken aback by the comments made by the group's spokesman. Richard Fitzgerald seems to presume that there is absolutely no opposition to the idea of putting the JFK carrier in Portland Harbor. He appears deaf to concerns ...

  • Letter: More about Parkside in Portland

    After reading the recent article by Randy Billings in The Forecaster, I hope to provide some additional information about the Parkside Neighborhood Center. People's Regional Opportunity Program manages several programs at the Parkside Neighborhood Center, at 85 Grant St. in Portland. Prog...

  • The Universal Notebook: Paying attention

    Yesterday morning, when I sat down at the computer, I looked out the window and saw a nuthatch asleep on the bird feeder, its beak resting on the plastic cylinder of black oil sunflower seeds, eyes wide open, motionless as chickadees came and went. I watched it for a while before going out...

  • Global Matters: Nazareth today

    Most of us think of Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, as a quaint little village in an idealized diorama of the Holy Land. Nowadays, however, it’s a bustling, hot and dusty city in which a cacophony of car horns, buses and construction equipment assaults the ears while shopping ma...