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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Semi-happy birthday to me

    Today is my birthday and I’m only feeling semi-happy. Despite more than a few cards, and cakes of various sizes and flavors from family, friends and well-wishers, I’m just not that connected to the event of my birth from more than half a century ago. I was born in a year...

  • Short Relief: In LePage v. the Legislature, don't count the governor out

    There is some merit to the governor's positions on whether asylum seekers should get General Assistance and whether he vetoed the Legislature's bill authorizing it. The problem is the governor doesn't explain his positions well, the media isn't inclined to help him, and any merit to his po...

  • Letter: Felmly's Forum obscures real issue

    Please allow me to respond to Peter C. Felmly's Forecaster Forum regarding unfair treatment of Maine public school officials. First, we need to start with his failure to disclose to the reader that he is the attorney legally representing the very same schools that appeared in The Forecaste...

  • The Universal Notebook: Friends in orbit

    Funny how people pass through your life and you through theirs. Last week, I ran into an old friend in the Hannaford parking lot. As soon as I hailed her with an enthusiastic, “Hi, Gail!” I knew she wasn’t Gail. But I could not for the life of me remember her name.

  • No Sugar Added: Baby, I was born (not) to run

    I hate running. My adversarial relationship with the sport began as a freshman in college. After a few too many Fritos, a friend suggested we form a running group. Before I knew what I was being sucked into – wham! – my alarm clock was rudely awakening me at 4:30 a.m. on a chil...

  • Forecaster Forum: Editorial unfairly critical of Maine public school officials

    I am writing in response to the editorial entitled “Students restrained: What are Maine schools hiding?” to correct a number of misstatements, and to set t... 1

  • Letter: Falmouth Flyer feeds library growth

    In a recent survey regarding the Falmouth library we learned that the town of Falmouth has grown 30 percent while the number of people using the library has increased 112 percent. The library meeting room use has increased 430 percent and circulation and inter-library loans have increased exponen...

  • Letter: Nothing to fear but fear

    After reading Mr. Marstaller's letter in your Aug. 2 edition, I was struck by something. Why are so many "conservatives" afraid of things? It seems that everywhere I look I hear or read of "conservatives" telling people they need to fear this or that or telling us how much they fear something. Wh...

  • Letter: Support the Falmouth Flyer

    As a member of the OceanView community, I hope more of you will support the Falmouth Flyer METRO bus service, which means so much to our daily lives. It is a great benefit to me and others. We appreciate the regular service with competent drivers who are very friendly, too.

  • Letter: Beem should expand his viewing habits

    Edgar Allen Beem needs to be better informed. He should do as I do. I watch CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. I also tune into Rachel Maddow, "Democracy Now!," Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly. That is how you really hear all sides. Regarding the New Black Panthers, Samir Shabazz, who was allegedly...