I am “from away,” but my wife and I spend a considerable amount of time in Maine throughout the year, as we are fortunate to have a home at Higgins Beach.

Whenever I am here, I am sure to obtain a copy of The Forecaster and enjoy your publication, except for the nasty, mean-spirited, hate-filled columns of Edgar Allen Beem.

I travel throughout New England and enjoy reading local newspapers when I can. Never have I encountered a columnist as consistently obnoxious as Mr. Beem. He contributes nothing to rational political discourse and certainly does not enhance your newspaper. I suspect that even those on the far left of the political spectrum can’t abide his writings.

William C. Leary
Windsor Locks, Conn., and Scarborough

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