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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Less small talk, more medium and large

    Humans are social animals and as such we enjoy connectivity through common activities and conversation. A high percentage of these engagements fall within the mind-numbing category of inane or insipid small talk. While “small talk” is generally well-intended, serving a benign f...

  • The Universal Notebook: The kids will be all right

    I was a fairly permissive parent. My parenting philosophy has always been that if you treat your children respectfully as equals, they will grow up to be normal, well-adjusted adults. So when our girls were young, I tended to let them do what they wanted as long as it wasn’t likely t...

  • Letter: Family support for Myrick in District 123

    I'm the sister of Kenneth "Jake" Myrick. I'm the oldest of eight children, Jake being child No. 7. He has had to struggle and fight since the moment of his birth. He was born premature, weighting less than two pounds. He lived a childhood full of dysfunction, poverty and parents that ...

  • Letter: S. Portland rep responds to opponent

    I would like to clarify a statement from my independent opponent in last week’s southern Forecaster about to my vote on MaineCare cuts in the biennium budget. When the governor gave us his biennium budget proposal in the last legislative session, it contained drastic cuts across the ...

  • Letter: Brunswick needs a choice of hospitals

    I am writing to express my frustration with the continuing pressure being applied by Mid Coast Hospital to close Parkview Adventist Medical Center.  Since the consolidation of the Bath and Brunswick hospitals in the early 1990s, the administration of Mid Coast has expressed its goal to ...

  • Letter: Moriarty in House District 108

    We are writing in support of Steve Moriarty, Democratic candidate for the Maine House of Representatives, District 108. Steve is a long-time resident of Cumberland and has been one of the most dedicated community members we know. Steve has served on the Cumberland Town C...

  • Letter: Rogers for Bath state representative

    So many times in our family budget we choose between the "must have" and the "nice to have." Since money is tight and borrowing is irresponsible, the "nice to have" is very limited. The city and the state should function no differently. I've watched Kyle Rogers work diligently for the city of Bat...

  • Letter: Re-elect Graham in House District 109

    I write for Anne Graham’s re-election in Maine House District 109.

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    I am writing in support of the Falmouth Flyer bus.

  • Letter: Horch for Brunswick state representative

    Fred Horch is Brunswick's best choice for House District 66 representative. As small business owners we share a commitment to operating sustainably while remaining viable. As parents we share the hope that our children can create bright futures here in Maine. Fred understands the challenges that ...