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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The flag isn't South Carolina's only problem

    There is an old Scottish proverb with more than a little Biblical linkage: “Confession is good for the soul.” Always aspiring to provide goodness to the soul (mine or to others) I go forth today with a timely and topical deep-fried confession. For many years now I’ve held...

  • Capitol Notebook: Country finds grace, LePage faces a fall from it

    Friday, June 26, dawned like many recent June days; gray clouds hung in, and an unexpected rain had dampened the ground over the night. When that day ended, the world had shifted, moved by two stunning events. The United States Supreme Court affirmed that same-sex marriage is legal ...

  • Letter: Elect Han to Falmouth School Board

    I support Cindy Han for Falmouth School Board. As a town councilor I stand witness to the diligence the School Board applies to the essential work of stewarding our schools. In addition to their passion for quality public education, I have seen how the intelligence, maturity and prudence of its m...

  • The Universal Notebook: The phantom punch heard round the world

    Back in March I had lunch in Portland with artist Charlie Hewitt and filmmaker Gary Robinov of White Dog Arts to discuss a film they wanted to make. I listened to the story they wanted to tell and went home that night and wrote it all down for them. “On the evening of February 21, 20...

  • Letter: Farber deserves re-election to Falmouth council

    Please join me in voting for Karen Farber to continue her good work on the Falmouth Town Council for a second term. Karen has contributed her time to better Falmouth for years: on the School Board, on the Comprehensive Planning Advisory Committee, and on the Town Council, just to name a few of he...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The ocean speaks, if you pay attention

    The words that follow were written by the great singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett in the form of the song "A Pirate Looks at Forty." And almost every time I hear them I cry. Not with outward tears for the world to see, or with any measure of sadness attached, but instead, with an inward sense of pr...

  • Letter: Bath teacher personifies the profession

    Kudos to The Forecaster and Alex Lear’s article about Johnna Stanton, Sagadahoc County Teacher of The Year. And, of course, many kudos to he...

  • Capitol Notebook: Lawmakers weigh 'Death with Dignity' bill

    Death comes to all of us, but its approach is difficult to discuss. But the subject of death, and a debate about the proper treatments that should be available to people who are terminally ill, attracted scores of people to a legislative hearing room last week. Many urged support fo...

  • Letter: Winslow will bring balance to Falmouth council

    John Winslow is an experienced businessman, and a frequent observer of public affairs in Falmouth and speaker at meetings in our town. I have seen John in action many times, and have always been impressed that he raises important questions about public decisions. He knows his facts and is prepare...

  • The Universal Notebook: What were they thinking?

    The news has been filled lately with embarrassing stories of men behaving badly. Though not much was at stake in any of these four unfortunate incidents, they did provoke a common question: What were they thinking? Two of these sad stories occurred in my hometown of Westbrook, a for...