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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...

  • Israel isn't Hamas' only target

    Rotarians and Lions beware: You may not know it, but you are enemies of Hamas, the terrorist group-cum-political organization that now controls the Gaza strip.

  • Face-to-face with Facebook

    I'm amazed at how rapidly Facebook has become an obsessive compulsive part of my life.

  • Reporter's Notebook: Storm Diary of a Madman

    When you've sat alone in the cold and dark for nearly 70 hours, it's hard not to take it personally.

  • Casco Bay isn't a dump

    A recent article in The Forecaster highlighted the challenges of dealing with dirty snow piled up in blackened hills on our city streets and parking lots. Many communities are asking, "Where will we put the snow from the next storm?" One suggestion has been to dump it into Casco Bay.

  • Common sense is the milk of lawmaking

    It's been more than 100 days since I was elected to the Maine House of Representatives, and it's safe to say that my husband and three young daughters now know more facts, figures, abbreviations and nicknames for state programs and departments than they probably want to. While the headlines on...

  • Rising to a level of incompetence

    Has anyone else begun to suspect that the Peter Principle is hard at work in America? With all the other trendy theories that have passed through our culture in the past 40 years (Remember Total Quality Management? Remember when we thought the Japanese had all the answers? Now we've got Malcolm Glad...

  • Don't cut dispatch

    As a member of Engine Company 1 for 37 years and, more recently, also a rescue driver, I appreciate the work of Cape Elizabeth's four dispatchers and strongly oppose closing the town's dispatch center. Here are some of my suggestions for addressing the upcoming budget problems:

  • Ski team comes through

    The parents of Falmouth's Special Olympics team would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Falmouth ski team and their Booster Club for allowing our athletes to borrow the FHS ski team's jackets to wear at the Winter Olympic Games held at Sugarloaf two weeks ago. This is the second yea...