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  • The Universal Notebook: Season's greetings and other political corrections

    Season’s Greetings, dear readers in Forecasterland, (& various others appended by ampersand). We wish holiday cheer and a glorious year end To citizens public & private, old foe & good friend. Bonne Année, Messrs. LePage et Michaud, (Whi...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Is Maine really the greatest place?

    Is Maine the greatest state in the country? Is America the greatest country? In its debut episode a few years ago, the television show "The Newsroom," written by Aaron Sorkin, featured an opening scene where a fictional cable TV news anchor played by Jeff Daniels is asked by a college stud...

  • Letter: Health-care legislation under attack

    Recently we've seen ads, letters to editors and mailers from special-interest groups trying to mislead the public about important health-care issues debated last session at the Statehouse. As an organization dedicated to protecting consumers and promoting quality, affordable health care for everyone... 2

  • Editorial: Where we stand on local and state ballot questions

    There are several local ballot questions facing voters in The Forecaster coverage area Nov. 3, and seven more facing all voters on the statewide ballot. Here's where we stand on them: South Portland The debate over whether dogs should be allowed, and to what extent, on...

  • The Universal Notebook: My media bias

    Last month, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released a survey that showed that 60 percent of Americans believe the press is politically biased. That's 78 percent of Republicans, 62 percent of Independents, and 50 percent of Democrats. Just two years ago, only 39...

  • Probing Politics: Excess, excise and TABOR II

    "Government should grow at the same rate as the economy," according to Christopher "Kit" St. John, executive director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, speaking in opposition to TABOR II at Policy Soundings, a forum for state and national issues. It seems to reflect a... 2

  • Global Matters: Drug abuse of a different kind

    There comes a moment when you realize you've crossed over into another "demographic," when it hits you that you're no longer as young as you think you are, or as young as you feel. You discover that while you may think you're 39 years old, the world knows you're, well, not. There's...

  • Letter: Cancer society thanks Bath, Brunswick

    On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I would like to thank the Bath/Brunswick community for its generosity and support of the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday, Oct. 18. More than 200 walkers and volunteers participated, and we raised close to $45,000 t...

  • Letter: McKane says Innes' defense fails

    After reading Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes' letter last week defending her vote on my bill, LD 290, I feel I must set the record straight. I put this bill in for my constituents who have consistently asked my why they can't buy health insurance out-of-state as they can other forms of insurance. What I r...

  • Letter: Freeport needs athletic fields

    Freeport is in desperate need of playing fields. We have only three full-size fields for all of the recreational, club and school teams in the fall and spring. The surrounding towns have, at the least, seven fields available for a similar number of teams. Often in Freeport up to four teams are si...