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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...

  • The Universal Notebook: 'Fair-skinned and Unbalanced'

    Big Mike and I were leisurely bobbing about neck-deep in the lake to stay cool when all of a sudden things started to heat up. Mike, a retired state trooper, is my neighbor at the lake. A nice guy, hale fellow well met and all that. He calls me his “favorite liberal,” but until... 17

  • Short Relief: Dechaine's defense still fails to convince

    Ever since I moved to Maine more than 10 years ago, I have been perplexed by the attention that has been given to Dennis Dechaine, and frustrated not to have a fuller picture of the story. With the attention paid to Dechaine lately by Portland's daily newspaper, I decided to go back and read the ... 4

  • Letter: Where do candidates stand on new park?

    The late lamented primary elections featured 11 candidates for governor of Maine singing pretty much in unison. They promised to keep the economy and jobs, jobs, jobs front and center if elected. They managed to do this without once mentioning the state's top job engine, the $10 billion...

  • Letter: Falmouth’s plan for 2 schools would raise taxes

    I would like to endorse Council Chairman Tony Payne’s words of caution: Falmouth and the voters should go through a comprehensive evaluation of the disposition of Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools before concluding on their eventual utilization. The committee led by Councilor Cathy Breen...

  • Letter: Beem, liberals miss the point

    In his column, "Gov. LePage? Maybe it won't be so bad," Edgar Allen Beem pretty well summed up the prevailing political thinking in Maine. He says that Republican Paul LePage "prescribes cutting taxes, reducing the size of state government and reducing government regulations as the keys t...

  • Letter: Beem is right about Jesus

    I want to applaud Edgar Allen Been's stance on all churches, synagogues, mosques, etc., being open to all of God's children, no matter what their sexual orientation. It is not too hard to imagine what Jesus' response would be to those seeking to follow his teachings. I think that it would be com...

  • Letter: Beem is wrong, Jesus was no 'liberal'

    I cannot sit idly by and allow your columnist Edgar A. Beem to call my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ a (gasp!) “liberal” without at least saying something. Yes, Mr. Beem is correct in saying that there are many so-called progressive churches today. Actually, such churches have exis... 1

  • Editorial: Thumbs up to Brunswick base agency

    It's doubtful that anyone would accuse us of being boosters for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. It's been The Forecaster's goal throughout the Brunswick Naval Air Station closing process to take an unbiased, watchdog approach toward MRRA and its efforts to redefine and redevelop th... 1