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  • The Universal Notebook: Let’s make a deal, Mr. Cutler

    Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler got a bit of a boost last week when independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed him. Sen. King and Mr. Cutler seem to share the belief that only an independent can break through partisan gridlock to get things done. The only trouble with that ...

  • Abby's Road: After a Trapper Keeper snaps shut, it never lets go

    The iconic portrait of my life features me at the tender age of 7. It can be attributed to my mother, who snapped it on whatever predated the disposable camera. At least one of my sisters was likely hugging her knee at the time. In the calm second my mother’s pointer finger was able ...

  • No need for rhetoric

    I was aghast to read on the front page of The Forecaster: "N.Yarmouth questions costs; Cumberland fears 'civil war.'" I avidly support North Yarmouth maintaining a strong, healthy relationship with Cumberland (and all of our neighboring towns), and I expect that my town's...

  • Q: What are you doing? A: Delivering news, vapidity in 140 characters or less

    Of all the online social networking sites blasted by critics for promoting self-absorption and narcissism as virtues, Twitter has to be the most targeted. The hatred centers on Twitter's premise, which is to tell friends, or "followers," what you're doing in 140 characters...

  • Falmouth nitty-gritty

    We need to reframe Falmouth's facilities questions from "Should we spend a million dollars converting two antique elementary schools to mixed use, single use or a new Town Hall?" to this: "Should we spend scarce money on old schools or repave Falmouth Road so we won't ruin our ve...

  • Analyze this: Confronting personal prejudices

    At a certain point in every life there comes a time when one feels the need to confront his/her prejudices once and for all. For me that time is now. Having just turned 60, I have finally realized, much to my own amazement, that I am not a perfect human being. In fact, I am a deeply flawed and...

  • Serve America

    As this economic crisis deepens at the federal, state, and local level, the demand for critical services is going up while the resources to provide these services are going down. At the same time, nonprofit organizations, which are ground zero for providing services in our community, are strug...

  • Bartlett Circle's future

    Thank you for the terrific article on Bartlett Circle in your March 19 issue. We are very proud of Bartlett Circle's 33-year history of providing a low-cost, comfortable residential community for Yarmouth elders. In fact, the Southern Maine Council on Aging says we're unique in that we run enti...

  • Cosmetic injuries

    I was glad to read your article on former Ms. America Susan Jeske's upcoming appearance at USM on March 27 and her mission to warn the public about the dangers of chemicals and heavy metals in health and beauty products. It is disturbing that the cosmetic industry is mostly unregulated and the...

  • Forecaster Forum: The view from the Falmouth rabbit hole

    What a relief to read last week's "Taxes unchanged under Falmouth budgets." Kudos to our town manager and all who helped. I hope they continue the practice. Such efforts just may haul us out of the rabbit hole I feel we've fallen down. A thrifty Yankee upbringing has alway...