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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: Maine tribes deserve better from LePage

    In 2011, Gov. Paul LePage signed the mandate for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with the tribal chiefs from each of the four Maine Indian tribes. The recognition of the need to investigate, clarify, and document the taking of Indian children from their homes over several generatio...

  • Abby's Road: Embracing an unbalanced life

    We talk about work-life balance as if it’s that simple. As if we only need to consider work on one hand, and life on the other, to divide our time and energy into proper and equal portions. As if life can be summed up in one word. What happens if one day, I victoriously unplug from m...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: It's always time to appreciate staff

    We just celebrated Mother’s Day, which became a national holiday 101 years ago. Congress initially wasn’t convinced of the necessity for such an observance, but now we can all appreciate the importance of having a special day on which to honor someone who has made such a difference in...

  • Letter: Yarmouth tax increases take a toll

    I used to love reading The Forecaster, but as of late I start to dread it. If Yarmouth continues to increase, increase, increase spending it only means raise the property taxes. What is the Town Council's big vision? Drive all the middle-class families from this town? My husband and I will have l...

  • Letter: Falmouth needs Farber's experience

    I’m writing in support of Karen Farber for Falmouth Town Council. Karen has a history of public service in Falmouth that has provided her with a solid understanding of the issues that are important to our community. She has a comprehensive grasp of the challenges facing our schools as a par...

  • Letter: Farber, Kitchel for Falmouth council

    As former Falmouth Town councilors, we are writing to endorse enthusiastically Ned Kitchel and Karen Farber for election to the Falmouth Town Council. Karen, the council’s current chairwoman, is running for a second term. Her thoughtful leadership has set a tone for balanced and civi...

  • Letter: Re-elect Farber to Falmouth Town Council

    Please join me in supporting Karen Farber to continue on the Falmouth Town Council. She has served since 2012, promoting local business and development along Route 1 and Route 100, while conserving and growing Falmouth open space. She has been an independent thinker, weighing all opinions and con...

  • Letter: Feeling the budget pain in Cumberland

    After reading that the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors recently decided to hire new staff with the help of some savings from a drop in health-care costs, and finding out that my taxes were only going up $250, I said, "Wow, I am only going to take about a $500 pay cut this yea...